Advocate Staff Report
Malden voters will join voters from across the state on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022, and the polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. According to city officials, based on the mail-in ballots that have been returned, a healthy turnout is expected. Highlighting the statewide races this year will be the race for governor and lieutenant governor between Geoff Diehl and Leah V. Allen (Republican), Maura Healey and Kimberley Driscoll (Democrat), and Kevin Reed and Peter Everett (Libertarian).
In the local elections, incumbent State Representatives Paul Donato, Steve Ultrino and Kate Lipper-Garabedian will be running unopposed. The only contest will be for the 5th Middlesex District Senator race between incumbent Jason M. Lewis (D) and Edward F. Dombroski, Jr. (R). The 5th District Congressional Representative race is between incumbent Katherine M. Clark (D) and Caroline Colarusso (R). The other local candidates on the ballot are as follows: The Massachusetts Governor’s Council 6th District member race has incumbent Terrence W. Kennedy (D) running unopposed; the Middlesex County District Attorney race has incumbent Marian T. Ryan (D) running unopposed; the Middlesex County Sheriff race has incumbent Peter J. Koutoujian (D) running unopposed.
The other candidates in the statewide election: The Attorney General race is between Andrea Joy Campbell (D) and James R. McMahon III (R); the Secretary of State race is between incumbent William Francis Galvin (D), Rayla Campbell (R) and Juan Sanchez (Green-Rainbow Party); the Treasurer race is between incumbent Deborah B. Goldberg (D) and Cristina Crawford (Libertarian); the Auditor race is between Anthony Amore (R), Diana DiZoglio (D), Gloria A. Caballero-Roca (Green-Rainbow Party), Dominic Giannone III (Workers Party) and Daniel Riek (Libertarian).
According to the state website (sec.state.ma.us), Question 1 would establish an additional 4 percent state income tax on that portion of annual taxable income totaling more than $1 million. A yes vote would amend the state Constitution to impose an additional 4 percent tax on that portion of incomes more than $1 million to be used, subject to appropriation by the state Legislature, on education and transportation. A no vote would make no change in the state Constitution relative to income tax.
Question 2 would direct the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Division of Insurance to approve or disapprove the rates of dental benefit plans and would require that a dental insurance carrier meet an annual aggregate medical loss ratio for its covered dental benefit plans of 83 percent. A yes vote would regulate dental insurance rates, including by requiring companies to spend at least 83 percent of premiums on member dental expenses and quality improvements instead of administrative expenses, and by making other changes to dental insurance regulations. A no vote would make no change in the law relative to the regulations that apply to dental insurance companies.
Question 3 would increase the statewide limits on the combined number of licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption (including licenses for “all alcoholic beverages” and for “wines and malt beverages”) that any one retailer could own or control: from 9 to 12 licenses in 2023; to 15 licenses in 2027; and to 18 licenses in 2031. A yes vote would increase the number of licenses a retailer could have for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be consumed off premises, limit the number of “all-alcoholic beverages” licenses that a retailer could acquire, restrict use of self-checkout and require retailers to accept customers’ out-of-state identification. A no vote would make no change in the laws governing the retail sale of alcoholic beverages.
Question 4 would allow Massachusetts residents, who cannot provide proof of lawful presence in the United States to obtain a standard driver’s license or learner’s permit, if they meet all the other qualifications for a standard license or learner’s permit, including a road test and insurance, and provide proof of their identity, date of birth and residency. A yes vote would keep in place the law, which would allow Massachusetts residents who cannot provide proof of lawful presence in the United States to obtain a driver’s license or permit if they meet the other requirements for doing so. A no vote would repeal this law.
The election ballot is two pages with the individual elections and ballot questions taking up both sides of each page in Spanish and English.
- PCT. POLLING PLACE LOCATION
1 1 FERRYWAY SCHOOL, GYM 150 CROSS ST.
1 2 FERRYWAY SCHOOL, GYM 150 CROSS ST.
1 3 FERRYWAY SCHOOL, GYM 150 CROSS ST.
2 1 COMMUNITY ROOM 89 PEARL ST.
2 2 IRISH AMERICAN, MAIN HALL (LEFT) 177 WEST ST.
2 3 IRISH AMERICAN, MAIN HALL (RIGHT) 177 WEST ST.
3 1 BEEBE SCHOOL, BIG GYM (LEFT) 401 PLEASANT ST.
3 1A BEEBE SCHOOL, BIG GYM (RIGHT) 401 PLEASANT ST.
3 2 BEEBE SCHOOL, CAFE (LEFT) 401 PLEASANT ST.
3 3 BEEBE SCHOOL, CAFE (RIGHT) 401 PLEASANT ST.
4 1 EARLY LEARNING CENTER GYM (LEFT) 257 MOUNTAIN AVE.
4 2 SENIOR CENTER AUDITORIUM 7 WASHINGTON ST.
4 3 EARLY LEARNING CENTER GYM (RIGHT) 257 MOUNTAIN AVE.
5 1 SALEMWOOD FIELD HOUSE CAFE (LEFT) 529 SALEM ST.
5 2 FORESTDALE SCHOOL CAFE (LEFT) 74 SYLVAN ST.
5 3 FORESTDALE SCHOOL CAFE (CENTER) 74 SYLVAN ST.
5 3A FORESTDALE SCHOOL CAFE (RIGHT) 74 SYLVAN ST.
6 1 630 COMMUNITY ROOM 630 SALEM ST.
6 2 CLUB 24 MEMBERS’ ROOM 787 SALEM ST.
6 3 MALDEN MOOSE, MAIN HALL 562 BROADWAY
7 1 FERRYWAY SCHOOL, CAFE 150 CROSS ST.
7 2 SALEMWOOD FIELD HOUSE CAFE (RIGHT) 529 SALEM ST.
7 3 SUFFOLK MANOR, COMM. ROOM (LEFT) 312 BRYANT ST.
7 3A SUFFOLK MANOR, COMM. ROOM (RIGHT) 312 BRYANT ST.
8 1 LINDEN SCHOOL, GYM (LEFT) 29 WESCOTT ST.
8 2 LINDEN SCHOOL, GYM (CENTER) 29 WESCOTT ST.
8 3 LINDEN SCHOOL, GYM (RIGHT) 29 WESCOTT ST.