This is going to be a very busy Election Day! There are several hotly contested races at the state, county and congressional levels. The polls open at 7 am and close at 8 pm so you've got lots of time to vote! Let's start with where to vote. Not sure where to vote?
My name is Katie Forde, I’m running to be the next Register of Deeds for Suffolk County, and I’m writing to ask that you consider supporting me in the Democratic Primary on September 4th. I am running for this office because I believe in the power of good government at every level. In Boston today, we’re facing a housing crisis that requires all of us to step up. Too many families can’t afford to have kids and stay in our neighborhoods. Statewide, almost 70 percent of white families own their own homes, while less than a third of black, Latino and Asian families do.
Katie Forde came in a close second in the Democratic Party primary to current Suffolk County Register of Deeds Stephen Murphy in 2016, and this year she believes she'll win. Forde answered questions from Jamaica Plain News about why this time is different, what she would do if elected and how she can help Suffolk County. Q: You ran for Suffolk County Register of Deeds in 2016 and lost to the incumbent. Why are you running again and why do you think you'll win this time? Forde: I am running to make a difference as an advocate for the homeowners and aspiring homeowners in Boston, Chelsea, Winthrop and Revere.
In one of the sleepiest primary elections in years, Massachusetts voters will be going to the polls this Thursday -- yes, Thursday, not the customary Tuesday -- and Jamaica Plain residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on several contested races. Polls will be open Thursday, Sept. 8, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Not sure where to vote? Click here to find out from the Massachusetts Secretary of State. In surveying the field, we'll start with one race that often flies under the radar: The Suffolk County Register of Deeds.