All You Need to Know about the Elections – Cape Cod

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The Ballot Questions

  • Question 1: The Massachusetts Authorization of a Second Slots Location Initiative.
    • Voting yes would support a proposal to grant the Massachusetts Gaming Commission the ability to issue an additional slot license.
    • Voting no would retain the current law which allows three resort casinos and one slots parlor.
  • Question 2:  The Massachusetts Authorization of Additional Charter Schools and Charter Expansion Initiative.
    • Voting yes would support the proposal to authorize up to 12 new charter schools or enrollment in existing charter schools by the State Board.
    • Voting no opposed the proposal to add up to 12 new charter schools or enrollment expansion in existing charter schools.
  • Question 3: The Massachusetts Minimum Size Requirements for Farm Animal Containment
    • Voting yes would support the proposal to prohibit the sale of eggs, veal or pork of a farm animal that is confined in spaces that prevent animals from standing up, lying down, extending it’s or turning around.
    • Voting no opposes this proposal.
  • Question 4: The Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Initiative
    • Voting yes supports the legalization of marijuana, but with regulation
    • Voting no opposes the recreational use of marijuana, but does allow for medical use

The Races

2nd Barnstable District – State Representative – CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS!

  • Will Crocker (R)
    • Will is a true “Cape Codder.”  The Crockers settled in the Town of Barnstable with the first families in 1632; seven years before it was incorporated.    Will was born in Hyannis and raised in West Barnstable.  Will graduated from Barnstable High School in 1975 and attended Cape Cod Community College, subsequently graduating from the University of Maine in 1980.
  • Aaron Kanzer (D)
    • Aaron Kanzer is a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts State Representative in the 2nd Barnstable District. He is a life-long resident of the Town of Barnstable, a proud graduate of Barnstable High School, and an appointed committee member of the Barnstable Housing Committee. Aaron is a recent graduate from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Economics & Political Science.

3rd Barnstable District – State Representative – CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS!

  • Matt Patrick (D)
    • Matt was born the first of 10 children in Millstone, New Jersey to his father, a teacher and World War II veteran and his mother, who cared for the children and was mayor of their small town on and off for over 20 years.  He spent most of his time outdoors playing sports, camping and fishing.  Later he played cornerback for his high school football team which led to a scholarship–his only opportunity to attend college–to play at Upsala College, where he majored in Fine Arts.
  • David Vieira (R)
    • State Representative and Eagle Scout David T. Vieira was born and raised in Teaticket, MA.  He is married to Rebecca Vieira a print artist and assistant principal for the Falmouth Public Schools.  They reside in East Falmouth with their daughter Emma Marie.  David graduated as the Roll of Honor student from Falmouth High School in 1993, received his BA in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government from The American University in Washington, DC in 1997.  He was inducted into the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society upon graduation.

Barnstable County Commissioner – CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS!

  • Mark Forest (D)
    • Mark Forest is a candidate for Barnstable County Commissioner. He’s from Yarmouth, teaches Government at Cape Cod Community College and is a consultant to local governments and Mayors. He has a Masters in Public Administration from Suffolk University and started his career in the Provincetown Town Manager’s office. He later became an top advisor to Congressmen Gerry Studds and Bill Delahunt.
  • Mary Pat Flynn (D)
    • Mary Pat Flynn is a former longtime member of the Falmouth Board of Selectmen and currently serves as an incumbent county commissioner.  She has also served in the past as Member and Chair of the Falmouth Economic Development and Industrial Corporation, Member of the Coonamessett River Working Group, and Chairman of the Falmouth Charter Review Committee, President of Historic Highfield.
  • Linda Bond (R)
    • Linda A. Bond has lived on Cape Cod for 10+ years and is dedicated to you and all your various needs and concerns. Linda A. Bond will be travelling all across the 15 Towns of Barnstable County personally meeting with you, the residents and business owners of the county and listening to your concerns.
  • Ron Beaty (R)
    • Ronald R. Beaty, Jr. attended Boston College where he studied Administrative Studies. Beaty Jr. also studied Education technology at Lesley University and has also studied Legal Offiice at the Cape Cod Community College.  Beaty Jr. is a native Cape Codder.

Cape and Islands State Senate – CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS!

  • Anthony Schiavi (R)
    • Anthony E. Schiavi, moved to Cape Cod in 1992, and is a longtime Harwich resident, who brings exceptional military, business and governmental experience and skills to his campaign for State Senate – from his service as a decorated U.S. Air Force Brigadier General, a former owner of two Cape Cod companies, to his tenure as a Town Manager and Police Commissioner.
  • Julian Cyr (D)
    • Julian Cyr, a lifelong resident of Cape Cod, is a candidate for the Massachusetts State Senate district that represents Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. Raised in his family’s small business, Julian has built a reputation for effectively advocating for issues important to the Cape & Islands district.

9th Congressional District – CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS!

  • Mark Alliegro (R)
    • Mark Alliegro is a distinguished scientist, researcher and educator. He is also a family man. Married for 33 years to Mary Anne, also a research scientist and biologist, they have two daughters, Nicole who is in broadcasting, and Kelly a Petty Officer in the United States Navy.
  • William R. (Bill) Keating
    • Keating was elected to the United States House of Representatives on November 2, 2010 – one of only nine new Democratic Members to be elected to the 112th Congress.  He represents Massachusetts’ 9th Congressional District, which encompasses the state’s South Shore, South Coast, Cape Cod and the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket.

Barnstable Dukes Nantucket – State Representative – CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS!

  • Dylan Fernandes (D)
    • Dylan Fernandes is a fourth generation Falmouth resident who grew up on Woods Hole Road. He has worked tirelessly to promote economic opportunity for all Massachusetts residents, ensure strong environmental stewardship, and protect the most vulnerable in our society.
  • Tobias Glidden
    • Tobias Glidden is a lifelong Islander and recent Selectman, a stonemason, small business owner and the son of a fishmonger. He recently served for three years on the Board of Selectmen for Nantucket, the second-largest municipality on Cape Cod. He unseated the incumbent Chair with a strong grassroots campaign to become the youngest Selectman ever elected. And he is an seventh generation Islander who owns and operates his own masonry business, spending his working life on job sites alongside tradespeople.


  • Sheriff James Cummings (R)
    • Sheriff Cummings was sworn in as the Barnstable County Sheriff in January of 1999.  He was elected in his first run for public office …and has been twice re-elected without opposition. In 1974, not long after an honorable discharge from the United States Navy, Jim began a law enforcement career with the Massachusetts State Police.
  • Randy Azzato (D)
    • Randy Azzato is the Democratic candidate for Sheriff of Barnstable County in the November 8, 2016 election. Randy is a decorated 30-year law enforcement and corrections veteran, nationally trained and certified in progressive policing initiatives. Randy and his wife Erin, an Occupational Therapist employed by the Visiting Nurses of Cape Cod, specifically chose Falmouth 15 years ago to raise their three beautiful daughters. However, as both taxpayers and parents, they see alarming changes taking place on their beloved Cape Cod.

2nd Plymouth District – State Representative – CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS!

  • Sarah Hewins [D]
  • Susan Williams Gifford [R]

Early Voting

For the first time, Massachusetts voters will be able to cast their ballots before Election Day, at their own convenience. This year, you have the option to cast your State Election ballot at an early voting location, by mail, or at your polling place on Election Day.

The early voting period will begin October 24th and end on November 4th. All cities and towns are required to hold early voting sessions during the local election official’s regular business hours, and many are choosing to hold late, early, and weekend hours as well. Contact your local election official for information on your community’s early voting dates and times. You may also return to in mid-October, when you will be able to search for early voting times in every Massachusetts community.

Most city and town halls will be early voting locations, but if the town determines that the public will be better served by holding early voting elsewhere, they may designate another location as their main early voting location. Some cities and towns may also choose to have more than one early voting location. You may vote at any early voting location in your own city or town, regardless of where you live in the community. Please return in mid-October, when you will be able to search for early voting locations in your community.

You may vote early in person at any early voting location in your city or town, or you may choose to vote early by mail. If you would like to vote by mail, download the early voting application (en Español), complete the application, and mail it to your local election official. Ballots will be mailed out at the beginning of the early voting period, on October 24th. If you qualify to vote absentee, you may submit an absentee ballot application instead. Absentee ballots will be available by early October.

If you have any questions about early voting, please contact the Elections Division at 1-800-462-VOTE (8683)or 617-727-2828, or by e-mail at For information on your community’s plans for early voting, contact your local election official.

Where do I vote?

We recommend visiting the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website for specific locations as to where to vote. You can find the correct spot by visiting by clicking here.

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