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Special primary election April 1 in fifth Suffolk representative district

March 24, 2014


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The Boston Board of Election Commissioners reminds voters that there will be a Special State Primary Election in the Fifth Suffolk Representative District on Tuesday, April 1.  Additionally, voters in the Second and Thirteenth Suffolk Representative Districts will vote in the final election for their respective districts.

 The Massachusetts House of Representatives called for the election in the Fifth Suffolk Representative District in order to fill a vacancy caused by the expulsion of Carlos Tony Henriquez. The vacancies in the two other districts are a result of the resignations of the previous office holders:  Eugene O’Flaherty and Mayor Martin Walsh.

 There are five candidates vying for nomination on the Democratic ballot in the Fifth Suffolk.  In alphabetical order, they are:  Evandro C. Carvalho, Karen A. Charles-Peterson, Jennifer Anne Johnson, Barry Lawton, and Roy Owens. There are no candidates for this seat on the Republican ballot.

 The Fifth Suffolk District is comprised of 20 precincts.  For a full list of precincts involved in this election, please review the Specimen Ballots on the website:

 Polls will open in the City of Boston on Tuesday, at 7AM, and close at 8PM.   In the Fifth Suffolk’s Primary, voters must take the ballot of the party in which they are enrolled.   Unenrolled voters may choose either the Democratic or Republican ballot.   Political Designation voters do not participate in Primary elections.  Any voter with questions regarding his/her registration may contact the Election Department at 617-635-3767 or via our website:

 In the Second and Thirteenth Suffolk Representative Districts, there were no Republican candidates in the March 4 Primary. Only the name of the Democrat (Daniel Ryan in the Second, and Daniel Hunt in the Thirteenth) who finished with the highest number of votes in the Primary will appear on the final ballot.

 The Election Commission also reminds voters in Ward 17, Precincts 1 and 3 who have been voting at the Codman Square Tech Center, that they will be voting at Roxbury Prep (former Lucy Stone School, 22 Regina Road) on April 1, due to a scheduling conflict at the Tech Center. First class mailings have been sent to voters in these precincts informing them of the location change.