Election Day, 2008, in JP, by Nick Sherman

Election Day on Tuesday: What You Need to Know

What do you need to know about Tuesday's election? How about perhaps it's the sleepiest low-key election in Boston history? At least in the last 25 years. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is expected to cruise past current District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson in the mayoral race. In the September preliminary Walsh took more than 60% of votes and Jackson got 29%.

Read JP Progressives’ Endorsement of Mayor Walsh

The JP Progressives have chosen to endorse Mayor Marty Walsh for a second term over District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson. JP Progressives, a chapter member of Progressive MASS, provided a lengthy and thoughtful endorsement. In the Sept. 26th preliminary election Walsh took 62 percent of the vote and Jackson received 29 percent. The two will face-off against each other in the Nov.

Walsh, Jackson, City Council Candidates to Attend Forum at English High School on Oct. 4th

There will be a public candidates forum with mayoral and at-large Boston City Council candidates at English High School on Oct. 4th. The forum is being hosted jointly by Boston's Ward 8 (South End, Roxbury), 9 (Roxbury, South End), 10 (Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain), 11 (Jamaica Plain, Roxbury) and 19 Democratic Committees (Jamaica Plain, Roslindale). The forum will begin with a meet and greet session with district city councilors who represent the wards. Both Mayor Marty Walsh and District 7 City Councilor and mayoral candidate Tito Jackson are scheduled to attend. Walsh easily came in first in the Sept.

Mayor Walsh Nets More Than 60% in Prelim Election, Jackson 29%

Mayor Martin Walsh easily came out ahead in Boston's preliminary election on Tuesday with more than 60 percent of votes. Walsh will face-off against District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson, who came in a distant second with more than 28 percent of votes. Tuesday's turnout was expected to be paltry due to very few races with only the mayoral race and three city councilor elections to vote on. Only 14.45 percent of registered voters cast ballots, according to unofficial results on the city's website. The top two winners of each race will face each other in a general election on November 7th.

Preliminary Boston Election on Sept. 26th: What You Need to Know

One of the most low-key municipal elections will occur on Tuesday, September 26th. How sleepy is this preliminary election? Aside from the mayoral race, there are only four district council preliminary races to whittle the candidates down to a final two for November 7th general election. Possibly the most interesting race is for the District 7 seat to replace Tito Jackson, who is running for mayor. Thirteen candidates are vying to get into the final two spots with Kim Janey, Hassan Williams, Joao Gomes Depina and Deeqo M Jibril, among the favorites to advance. Click here for the Bay State Banner's coverage of a Sept.