Two candidates for Ward 2 and Ward 6 advanced to November’s municipal election, where voters will select respective ward councilors.
Moore said the proposed override on the ballot should ensure a relatively high turnout, which necessitates several days of early voting.
Despite a lack of competition on the ballot, voters had concerns about political and social issues that affect Newton and the nation.
Newton residents cast the most statewide primary votes since 2006, according to the City of Newton’s website.
John Oliver will fill the vacant at-large seat on the Newton City Council in Ward 1 and Tarik Lucas will fill the vacant at-large seat on the council in Ward 2, based on unofficial results for the special election.
Bryan Barash and Tarik Lucas are poised to run for the seat left vacant by Jake Auchincloss’s election to Congress.
The upcoming election will be different from any other election in recent history. It is unclear whether the country will know who won the election on the night of Nov. 3. In anticipation of the upcoming week, The Heights would like to point readers to reliable sources of information, answer questions about the election, and clear up common misconceptions.
Christian Guma and Kevork Atinizian UGBC president and vice president, winning 28 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election. The team won by 18 votes.
Candidates William Bishop Humphrey and Kathryn K. Winters emerged victorious over Rena L. Getz in a tight preliminary election to determine Newton’s Ward 5 city councilor on Tuesday.