The is open until 8 p.m. tonight for last-minute registration for the annual Town Elections and the Presidential Primaries, both scheduled for Tuesday, March 6.
As of 4 p.m. today, Feb. 15, the final day to register for the vote, the Town Clerk's Office had received 13 voter registration requests, according to Assistant Town Clerk Dianne Snell, who said that's probably no more than usual this close to an election.
The Town Clerk's Office has posted specimen ballots online. According to those, there are several contested races for Town Meeting, but the only contest for elected office is for Housing Authority, which pits Greeley Village resident Daniel L. McCabe against Weidong Wong, a Reed Street resident.
School Committee was shaping up as a contested race among incumbents Mary Ann Stewart and Jessie Steigerwald and Andrei Radulesco-Banu, but the newcomer bowed out earlier this month.
As for the primaries, President Barack Obama and "no preference" are on the Democratic ballot, while Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich all appear on the Republican ballots.
The Green Rainbow Party ballot includes , Kent Mesplay and Harley Mikkelson.