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Towns Split On Delaying Senate Special Election

May 7, 2020

Plymouth Selectmen are hoping to postpone the special senate election to replace a seat left vacant by Vinny DeMacedo. The board sent a letter with the request to state lawmakers this week, saying that the voting is not a good idea amid the pandemic.


Meanwhile, Falmouth town clerk Michael Palmer says that his office is prepared to hold an election. His office has received ballot requests from about 12 percent of the electorate hoping to vote in the election by mail.


The election is scheduled for May 19. 


Falmouth democrat Susan Moran is facing off against Bourne republican Jay McMahon.


The seat represents Falmouth, Bourne, Sandwich, Plymouth, Kingston, and Pembroke.


Town clerks within the senate district are strongly encouraging residents to vote by mail to limit gathering at polling locations.


Palmer and Plymouth town clerk Laurence Pizer say they will limit the number of voters within each polling location, as well as take extra sanitary and social distancing precautions on election day.


Voters can request a ballot through their town website and then mail in a completed ballot.