Thursday, February 21, 2013
After looking at the pros and cons of a change of date, it is unlikely that the town will move the town election to the same day as the US Senate primary according to Town Manager William Ross.
While towns across Massachusetts are changing the date of their town elections to occur on the same day as the special primary for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry, it is unlikely that Mansfield will take a similar action. Locally, Wrentham, Plainville and Norfolk have moved their town elections to the same day as the primary. The Foxborough Board of Selectmen plan to take up the issue in the near future. After looking at the pros and cons of a change at the Feb. 20 meeting of the Mansfield Board of Selectmen, town clerk Marianne Staples could not recommend moving the May 14 town election to April 30, the date of the Special U.S. Senate Primary according to town manager William Ross. One of the issues was that the election would …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Updates on the 2012 elections here in Mansfield will be posted throughout the day. Connect with us on Twitter too at #PatchElections and tell us what you see by tweeting @MansfieldPatch and commenting on facebook.com/MansfieldPatch.
LIVE 2012 Mansfield ELECTION RESULTS Obama-Biden Elizabeth Warren Joseph Kennedy III Updated 11 p.m. With the exception of Scott Brown, Democrats took most of the elections in Mansfield. According to the official results, 12,122 (87.5 percent of voters in Mansfield) Mansfield residents voted including about 1,100 absentee ballots. Obama won in Mansfield by only 55 votes in what was a very close race. Stay with Mansfield Patch all day as we update this article with news and information from the polls and live election results after 8 p.m. Share your photos and videos from Election Day by clicking the Upload Photos and Video button! Also, tell us what've seen at the polls in the comments below: How long did you wait to vote today? Which …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A smattering of reactions and reasons why some Mansfield residents voted the way they did.
Mansfield residents are currently coming out of the woodwork to vote in this year's national election. As of 11:30 a.m., more than 3,900 people have already voted, and the stream does not show any signs of stopping. Many residents voted across the board, but here's a sample (which will be expanded as the day goes on) of some of Mansfield's voters. "I feel like [Scott Brown] is more in touch with what we need to do over the next few years," said Mansfield resident Michael Saraf. "I voted for president Obama, Elizabeth Warren and Joe Kennedy," Mansfield resident Randall Tataum said. "I think we have to stay the course; I think there's too much of the Republican right-wing agenda. That's not good for this country. They're obstructionist, we …
The following is from Mansfield Police Chief Arthur O'Neill.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Presidential Election Day is always a very busy day at the polls, the Mansfield High School parking lot and on East St. In order to faciliate the smooth flow of traffic and access to the polls the following traffic plan will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Vehicles entering the High School lot will be directed to enter via the eastern-most driveway. The main enterance to the high school lot will be restricted to exiting vehicles. Further, exiting vehicles will be directed to make a "right turn only" thus traveling west on East Street. This minor inconvenience should ease the flow of vehicles coming and going to andfrom the high school lot and make the entrance and exit safer and easier. Arthur M. O'Neill Chief Of Police
Friday, November 2, 2012
Mansfield officials have a traffic plan in place to facilitate a smooth election.
Mansfield is gearing up for the election, and this year they will be ready at the high school. This time around, the election at the high school will be facilitated for traffic reasons. Mansfield town manager William Ross said that traffic will only allowed to enter through the east entrance near Ware Street. "We anticipate a very large turnout for this election,” Ross said. “There was also a significant number of new registrations.” Ross added that there are already more than 600 absentee ballots cast already. While traffic will still be an issue on East Street, Mansfield officials said they hope that it will be as smooth as possible. “Presidential election is always very busy at the polls,” Ross said. “We recognize there will be some …