For John, BLUF: If you vote and leave a blank it does send a signal. Nothing to see here; just move along.
THURSDAY IS PRIMARY DAY
But, it is what it is.
We know on the Democratic Party side there is a race in the 18th Middlesex.
All Republicans and Unenrolled Voters who pull a Republican Ballot in Middlesex County can write in Angelo La Civita for Sheriff (in the blank space provided). He needs 1,000 Write-In votes to qualify for the 8 November General Election ballot.
You need to write the name AND address:
Angelo La Civita
13 LAKEVIEW AVE APT 6
READING MA 01867-3236
Please write clearly and plainly. You may have to bring your own ball-point pen too!
(If you already have a "sticker" you may use that.)
And why a Thursday Primary?
To meet the Federal Rules for absentee ballots for Service Members overseas (eg, Afghanistan, Korea) the Primary had to be this week. The three day Labor Day holiday ruled out Tuesday, because of the need to set up polling places. Why make local Government employees work on Labor Day if it isn't necessary? Thus Thursday.
Regards — Cliff