Your ballot in tomorrow's primary

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The Democratic ballot in my

The Democratic ballot in my area looks like this:

The following Democrats are running unopposed in state-wide races:
GOVERNOR: DEVAL L. PATRICK
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: TIMOTHY P. MURRAY
ATTORNEY GENERAL: MARTHA COAKLEY
SECRETARY OF STATE: WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN

The following Democrats are running opposed in state-wide races:

TREASURER
STEVEN GROSSMAN
STEPHEN J. MURPHY

AUDITOR
SUZANNE M. BUMP
GUY WILLIAM GLODIS
MIKE LAKE

The following Democrats are running to represent MA9 in US Congress:
REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS - NINTH DISTRICT (MA9)
STEPHEN F. LYNCH
MACDONALD K. D'ALESSANDRO

The following Democrats are running for the GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL - SECOND DISTRICT
KELLY A. TIMILTY
ROBERT L. JUBINVILLE

The following Democrats are running for Mass. SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT - SUFFOLK & NORFOLK DISTRICT
MICHAEL F. RUSH
MICHAEL F. WALSH

The following Democrats are running for Mass. REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT - TENTH SUFFOLK DISTRICT
MATTHEW J. BENEDETTI
EDWARD F. COPPINGER
ROBERT W. JOYCE
PAMELA (PAM) JULIAN
PAUL P. SULLIVAN
KELLY ANN TYNAN

The following Democrat is running unopposed for DISTRICT ATTORNEY - SUFFOLK DISTRICT
DANIEL F. CONLEY

The following Democrat is running unopposed for SHERIFF - SUFFOLK COUNTY
ANDREA CABRAL

without this info

and time to do a little research, I'd be voting blind in tomorrow's primary in many races such as auditor, GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL, and REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT - TENTH SUFFOLK DISTRICT. The other races I've followed more closely.

Given this continued use of the totally

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absurd and pointless system of requiring unenrolled voters to choose a political party in order to exercise their constitutional right to vote, it's no wonder we have such low turnouts for primary elections and such a high level of apathy to the elections process.

Not to mention the fact that your selection of party preference becomes part of the public record for the election, even if you remain "unenrolled" after voting. But apparently, people have forgotten the meaning of "secret ballot".

Give the voters REAL choices on primary day - put all eligible candidates on a single ballot with the instruction "Vote For One Only" in each race.

Similar to Globe

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I'm not sure if the Globe is cribbing from the state or vice versa (or they're both using the same back engine), but the Globe has a similar setup along with a bio and the answers to a survey for each office for each contender for comparison. Once you choose who you plan to vote for in each case, you can print out a crib sheet to take with you to the polls to vote for whomever you chose.