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Boston Among Dozens of Mass. Communities Holding Local Elections Tuesday

The municipal elections are just a warm-up for the next time voters in Massachusetts head to the polls, March 3 in the presidential primaries

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Dozens of cities and towns across Massachusetts are planning municipal elections Tuesday.

Voters will head to the polls to cast ballots in local races, including city council and school committee contests.

There are also several mayoral races including in Springfield, Somerville, Worcester and Medford.

The ballot in Boston, the state's largest city, will feature city council races. Eight candidates are running for four councilor-at-large seats, including incumbents Michael Flaherty, Althea Garrison, Annisa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu. David Halbert, Julia Mejia, Erin Murphy and Alejandra Nicole St. Guillen are also competing in the race.

Additionally, five districts have races with two candidates each. City Councilor Andrea Joy Campbell of District 4 faces a challenge from Jeff Durham; Roy Owens Sr. is taking on incumbent Kim Janey in District 7. Ricardo Arroyo and Maria Esdale Farrell are competing for District 5; Priscilla Kenzie Bok and Jennifer Ann Nassour are seeking the seat in District 8; and Liz Rearon and Craig Cashman are vying to represent District 9.

Incumbents in districts 1, 2, 3 and 6 are running unopposed.

Boston voters will also answer a non-binding question of whether they support renaming Dudley Square to Nubian Square.

The municipal elections are just a warm-up for the next time voters in Massachusetts head to the polls. That will be on March 3, when voters cast ballots in the presidential primary races.

A listing of communities holding elections Tuesday and their polling hours is available here.

Polling hours for local elections are set by each city and town and vary by community.

Fifty-eight communities will be holding local elections.

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