Voter Guide: 73 Massachusetts cities and towns holding elections Tuesday

BOSTON (WHDH) - Seventy-three cities and towns across the Bay Sate are holding elections on Tuesday, including Boston, where a mayoral election will take place.

Outside of Boston, major mayoral elections are also slated for Lawrence, Newton, Salem, Lynn, Worcester and Framingham.

In Boston, incumbent Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh will be challenged by City Councilor Tito Jackson. Walsh defeated Jackson handily in September’s preliminary election. Walsh is finishing his first term and said Boston is doing well under his leadership. Jackson said Boston needs more diversity and affordable housing and he is the one who can get things done.

Framingham will be electing its first ever mayor after voting to become a city last spring. Framingham was formerly known as Massachusetts’ largest town. Town meeting member Dr. Yvonne Spicer, who led a startup division at the Museum of Science, wants to focus on bringing high-wage jobs from the tech sector to Framingham. She also plans to revive the struggling downtown. Former state representative and town selectman John Stefanini has been out of government for 16 years. He said he wants to get back in and focus on improving underperforming schools, opening more parks and lowering the tax rate while attracting new business.

Local elections will be held in 52 communities. State elections will be held in 15 communities. Dual elections are on tap in six communities.

For more information and polling hours, click here. For a look at all the major mayoral races, click here.

Local elections:

Agawam
Amesbury
Attleboro
Barnstable
Beverly
Boston
Braintree
Brockton
Cambridge
Chelsea
Chicopee
East Hampton
Everett
Fall River
Framingham
Franklin
Gloucester
Greenfield
Holyoke
Hubbardston
Lawrence
Lowell
Lynn
Malden
Marlborough
Medford
Melrose
Methuen
New Bedford
Newburyport
Newton
Northhampton
Peabody
Pittsfield
Quincy
Randolph
Revere
Salem
Saugus
Shirley
Somerville
Southborough
Springfield
Taunton
Waltham
Watertown
West Springfield
Westfield
Weymouth
Winthrop
Woburn
Worcester

State elections:

Adams
Berlin
Cheshire
Clarksburg
Clinton
Florida
Hancock
Lancaster
Lanesborough
Lunenburg
New Ashford
Sterling
Townsend
Westminster
Williamstown

Dual elections:

Bolton
Fitchburg
Gardner
Haverhill
Leominster
North Adams

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