Tuesday Is Primary Day! Find Out About Races, Where to Vote in Haverhill

Find out where to vote below in Tuesday’s primary election in Haverhill. (Jay Saulnier photograph for WHAV News)

Voters go to the polls tomorrow to weed out party rivals vying for various state seats and the heavily contest 3rd Congressional District.

The rare day-after-a-holiday balloting brings few contested local primary races. The exception is the Democratic run-off between Lisa J. Yarid-Ferry and Christina A. Minicucci for the 14th Essex state representative seat being given up by Rep. Diana DiZoglio. Democrat DiZoglio has no primary challenger in her race for the state Senate seat being given up by Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives. Ferry is on leave as Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini’s executive assistant and was previously a three-term Methuen city councilor.

The latest UMass Lowell-Boston Globe poll, released two weeks ago named Dan Koh of Andover as the front runner with 19 percent. Koh previously served as chief of staff to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Tied for second place at 13 percent were Rufus Gifford, former U.S. ambassador to Denmark, and state Sen. Barbara L’Italien. They were followed by Lori Trahan, 8 percent; state Rep. Juana Matias, 6 percent; Alexandra Chandler, 4 percent; Jeff Ballinger and Beej Das, tied at 2 percent; and Leonard Golder and Bopha Malone, tied at 1 percent.

However, as the poll noted, 29 percent of likely primary voters were still undecided.

Meanwhile, Democrats seeking to replace retiring Congresswoman Niki Tsongas spent the holiday weekend making final pitches.

Trahan flew a banner, reading “Enjoy the sand. Vote Lori Trahan,” over New Hampshire and Massachusetts beaches where many voters are vacationing. She also planned to make campaign stops in each of the district’s 37 communities and had scheduled appearances Saturday in Haverhill, Methuen and Andover, among other communities.

L’Italien, currently a state senator, is also crisscrossing the district, and planning a Haverhill stop tonight at 7 at Barking Dog Ale House, 77 Washington St. She also had scheduled stops Saturday in Bradford, Andover and Methuen.

Koh, joined in Haverhill for an event Saturday with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini, released a video in which he pledges to stand up to Donald Trump’s policies and fight “for the values that make the American Dream possible for all of us.”

Juana Matias rallied last-minute Haverhill support during a weekend meet and greet session around town, including at the Westgate Plaza Market Basket on Friday afternoon.

Before heading to the polls, WHAV.net has a cheat sheet of local polling places and lists of candidates. Polls in Haverhill are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. 97.9 WHAV FM plans a series of special reports election night.

Sampling of the Candidates On 2018’s Primary Ballots

Democrats vying for a spot November’s state election ballot to succeed Rep. Niki Tsongas (Vote for one):

Jeffrey Ballinger
Alexandra Chandler
Beej Das
Rufus Gifford
Leonard Golder
Daniel Arrigg Koh
Barbara L’Italien
Bopha Malone
Juana Matias
Lori Trahan

Governor (Vote for one)
Jay Gonzalez
Bob Massie
Charles Baker
Scott Lively

Lieutenant Governor (Vote for one)
Quentin Palfrey
Jimmy Tingle
Karyn Polito
Scott Lively

Secretary of State (Vote for one)
William Galvin
Josh Zakim
Anthony Amore

Attorney General (Vote for one)
Maura Healey
James McMahon III
Dan Shores

Senator in Congress (Vote for one)
Elizabeth Warren
Geoff Diehl
Beth Joyce Lindstrom
Scott Lively

Senator in General Court (Vote for one): 1st District
Diana DiZoglio
Alexander Leighton Williams

Representative in General Court (Vote for one): 15th District
Linda Dean Campbell

Representative in General Court (Vote for one): 2nd District
Christina Eckert
Leonard Mirra

Representative in General Court (Vote for one): 14th District
Lisa Yarid-Ferry
Christina Miniccucci
Ryan Losco

Here is where to vote in the City of Haverhill. To determine your voting location, visit the State’s website and enter your street address.

WardPrecinctLocation Address 
11Consentino School685 Washington St.
12Washington Square Elderly Housing25 Washington Sq.
13Haverhill High School - Gymnasium137 Monument St.
21North Point Bible College320 South Main St.
22Hunking School480 South Main St.
23Moody School59 Margin St.
31Citizen Center10 Welcome St.
32Haverhill Public Library99 Main St.
33Universalist Unitarian Church16 Ashland St.
41Nettle School150 Boardman St..
42Northern Essex Community College100 Elliott St.
43Kennedy Circle Elderly HousingKennedy Circle
51Julian Steele Elderly Housing772 Washington St.
52First Presbyterian Church346 Broadway
53West Congregational Church767 Broadway
61Haverhill High School137 Monument St.
62John Greenleaf Whittier School256 Concord St.
63Pentucket Lake School252 Concord St.
71Elderly Housing Community RoomGreystone Ave.
72Hunking School480 South Main St.
73Bradford Elementary School116 Montvale St.

Stay with 97.9 FM WHAV and WHAV.net all day and night Tuesday for a series of up-to-date election reports.