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Take a look at all 9 ballots in Bristol, and find out where to vote tomorrow.

There's only one day left to make your decisions before heading to the polls Tuesday.

Don't be unprepared when you enter the voting booth. Take a look at the attached ballots so you know what to expect when you go to cast your vote. To view the ballot, open the link and click view - rotate view - clockwise. And check out the attached map to know where to vote and which ballot applies to you.

The presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney highlights the ballot, of course, but an interesting race is shaping up for Congress between Rep. David Cicilline and former State Police Chief Brendan Doherty. And Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse faces a challenge from B. Barrett Hinkley III to represent Rhode Island in the Senate.


  • David Barboza and Antonio Teixeira square off for Bristol Town Administrator.
  • 15 candidates are vying to serve on the Bristol Town Council. Voters are to choose 5 among them. 
  • There is only one choice for Bristol's representatives on the Bristol-Warren Regional School Committee: voters are to choose 3 among just 3 candidates. 
  • Voters also have just one choice for Town Clerk — current Clerk Louis Cirillo is running unopposed.
  • Races for the state General Assembly vary by voting district. 

The reverse of the ballot features the 8 referenda up for consideration, highlighted by Question 4 to go to bond for $94 million to build a new Veterans Home in Bristol, and Question 1 to approve casino gambling in Rhode Island.

Find your district in the attached map to know your options. And make your case for your favorite candidate in the comments section below. Don't forget to vote!

Still Broke November 05, 2012 at 04:22 PM
I guess technically Marina might not be for the bond referendum but she's NOT against helping our Veterans. Please re-read her post without the chip on your shoulder: "I find it amazing that we feel a building built in 1954 is in need of being replaced. I know we live in a disposable society, but this is taking it to the extreme. I would rather see an all out request for "in-kind" donations of workers and construction companies to volunteer to repair/replace what is broken. It would be a wonderful project and would probably mean more to the veterans to think that people rallied together to work and improve their home. As far as supporting the veterans, I would also like to see an all-out push for folks to come and visit the veterans on a regular basis. I have a group that visits the veterans on Christmas morning and we bring cookies and spend the morning with them. You cannot imagine how appreciative they are of people that "give up" (I don't feel it is giving up at all) their Christmas morning to be with them. Last year Brendan Doherty joined us and veteran's had tears in their eyes to think that the Commander of the State Troopers came to see them on Christmas morning. And, before it is mentioned... this was NOT A PHOTO OP for him! No-one but us knew he was there. Yes, let's remember our veterans with compassion, our time, and our compassion!"
Patrick Luce (Editor) November 05, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Hey everyone, just a friendly reminder to keep it clean – no name-calling, bigotry, criminal accusations, etc. (And yes, a double-entendre used to disparage members of a political organization counts as name-calling.)
marina peterson November 05, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Once again Patrick, thanks! These blogs are a terrific place for folks to share their opinions and thoughts.... and there should be no fear of attack. Civil disagreement, yes. but not disparaging remarks.
Jeffrey Jeffrey November 05, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Best thing is this: Barboza cannot retain his council seat when he loses the TA vote. Smiles!
Fran Sousa November 05, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Still Broke I read what Marina had to say and it doesn't make sense to someone who has a family member as a resident at the Veterans' Home. My family and I have supported other bond refereendums like roads and the colleges but now that we have an opportunity to help the residents with a better building why is she picking on them. Going there for Christmas is nice, but we are there much more than that. Enough band-aids on the place the Veterans need a new building
Joe Bremen November 05, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Barboza is a no for me, seen enough of him over the years to see it is time for him to leave the public scene for the good of Bristol. Tony Teixeira is a definate YES. The guy is honest and has been on the peoples side which is what we need. Not voting for any of the Ballot questions. These economic times call for saving money not the status quo of borrowing. To question 4. Sorry but also a NO. It sounds to much of a smoke and mirrors to get certain politicians hands in a cookie jar at the expense of our vets. $138 million to build this facility sounds shady at best. A ten year time line until it is completed it totally unrealistic and smells to high heaven. This plan is either a ill thought out or a scam in my opinion which is a sad way for politicians to treat those we hold dear, namely our vets and their families. To the Casino; as usualy pie in the sky rhetoric that will not help a thing. When they allow the Narragansetts to build one, I will support it. Until then never. The rest of the questions can be put off until we actually become a State that supports Business with real jobs and not these seasonal tourism low paying jobs in stead of being the worst State to do business in. Can't increase the taxbase with out a plan like that. My opinion ;-}
Anthony D. Murgo November 06, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Patrick in your article you state voters are to choose five council candidates which is a bit misleading because you may vote for up to five or one, two or none. Voters need only to vote for the candidate of their choice even if less than five.
b kcaj November 06, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Here's the best advice for voters-Whatever way Jack Baillargeron and Marina Peterson vote, DO THE OPPOSITE. Two people such as them who are voting against a new home for our veterans are a disgrace to the town, a disgrace to the state, and a disgrace to the United States. VOTE YES FOR A NEW VETERANS HOME-OUR VETERANS DESERVE NOTHING LESS!
Fran Sousa November 06, 2012 at 04:16 AM
no regr allia b: Obviously you never served our Country in the armed services like our Veterans have but yet you hide behind a fake name and make negative comments about the Veterans' Home bond referendum. Just remember it is our VETERANS who give you the right to free speech through the sacrifices they have made. Maybe you should read why the project may seem like a lot of money rather than being so critical. Guess you didn't hear General Centracchio explain it on the radio tody
Joe Bremen November 06, 2012 at 04:59 AM
You would be wrong. I am a vets as are most of my family members including my mother and Aunts uncles brothers etc. We go back to the 1800 in military life. Like I said, the problem is 10 years build time, that is unbelievable and should raise red flags everywhere. We build a central FireStation for around $5million that is state of the art. You could build 27 of them with this plan. As I said on another post, Texas A&M build a new facility in 2 years the size of 2 1/2 football fields. 230,000 square ft. With state of the art Medical labs, class rooms and every modern thing you can think of. Why is this so expensive and so long to build. No one has explained the 10 year time line! You can trust the State to do well by our vets. I know different having worked with disabled vets and VFW's up until 5 years ago. No I didnt here the General, I rarely listen to a radio. It is not a fake name it is a real actual name.
Joe Bremen November 06, 2012 at 05:03 AM
Sorry 8 years ago on the vets. I also have never said the Vets do not deserve the best we can provide. But this for me is obviously not it. If it was not for being an election year, you would still never have seen the push for this. Now that is a disgusting and politics as usual in this State.
Jeffrey Jeffrey November 06, 2012 at 06:38 AM
TT for TA, no other way!
Fran Sousa November 06, 2012 at 12:34 PM
read the other blog where Diana Campbell all but admits she is violation federal law http://bristol-warren.patch.com/announcements/election-2012-partisan-signs-on-public-property-a-conflict-of-interest#comments Diana Campbell 9:54 am on Monday, November 5, 2012 To answer your question, to my knowledge, Mosaico has never received Head Start nor Community Service Block Grants. In fact, though not applicable, we have not received Community Development Block Grants since 2010. Mosaico B&CDC has been approved to receive 2012 CDBG, but has not yet received it. There is no conflict If MOSAICO is has applied for federal funds that is a blatant violation of the federal law
Fran Sousa November 06, 2012 at 12:35 PM
no regr allia b: The Veterans still deserve a better place to live no matter how pessimistic you are if you don't do it now then when the deserve a better Home
cernernut November 06, 2012 at 01:52 PM
b kcaj November 06, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Fran-You have to realize, "no regr allia b" is the screen name of the self proclaimed King of the Patch, Jack Baillargeron. He spends 23 out of 24 hours per day spewing his anti-government garbage, all while collecting a federal pension as a retired federal fireman at the Newport Navy Base. The fact that he doesn't want our veterans to have a decent place to live while he sits home and collects a fat federal goverment pension check is beyond comprehension. VOTE YES ON A NEW HOME FOR OUR ELDERLY AND DISABLED VETERANS-THEY HAVE EARNED IT!
Fran Sousa November 06, 2012 at 03:11 PM
b kcaj that expains it about no regr allia b he probably never saw combat like the residents who were fighting on D-Day and in the South Pacific, Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanstain. Now our tax dollars are supporting his fat federal pension so he throw stones but dosen't have the stones to stand up for Veterans. Maybe what needs to be cut all those federal pensions
Fran Sousa November 06, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Jeffery Jeffrey unfortunately TT for TA gets you the marina petersons of the world wih their negative attitudes
Joe Bremen November 06, 2012 at 03:17 PM
On that I agree, but being pessimist on the State Government is not unusual for any citizen. We could do the why game all day. Why was it not done 10 years ago, when all the problems came to light on the roof, access points, electrical, plumbing, need for modern facilities. The economy even in RI was fairly good? I know why. It was because the vets were not needed as a political football back then. Now it is the old who would dare vote against this bond. Well I and a lot of others I know dare too and many are vets. This issue is not about being against vets. It is about doing it the right way so the vets get the best bang for the buck not the politicians. I still submit the cost is suspect and the 10 year build time is not realistic and very very strange to say the least. In any case the vote will decide it and I suspect it will pass also. However there will be a lot more than 3 or 4 people not voting for it.
b kcaj November 06, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Very true regarding ourFran, and also you're 100% right on the answer you gave to Jeffrey Jeffrey regarding the TT for TA. While Dave Barboza isn't the greatest choice, he's surely the lesser of two evils. Let's hope that if TT does get elected, he won't be swayed by the Jack Baillargerons and Marina Petersons of the world with their teabagger/anti-government views.
Joe Bremen November 06, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Typical resort to name calling and insults, well believing a poster who is not a resident and hides behind my name in an atempt to antaganize as usual. Funny Fran you tried to say my name was fake, but believe an actual fake name lol. I have many relatives buried in Arlington as I will be. I do not discuss my military ever except in person and only with other vets. Never on a internet. But you go ahead and believe the lies of a non-vet when it suits your agenda. That in my books make you the one with no stones as you said. You onviously do not support free Speech unless it agree's with you. That is sad and disgusting at the same time. This is about the vets and ballot questions not personal attacks. So grow up you do not know me or my history and niether does the other (it) who I do not respond to as that is his plan to turn every blog into personal attacks as he has done for years now. You do not help your cause with all this rhetoric and childish action in my opinion.
Joe Bremen November 06, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Do not bother to respond as you cannot debate a question with out personal attacks on Vets you disagree with, any support of vets you say you have is not credible as you are in it for politics and could careless obviously about vets issues. Shame on you. Stick to the question at hand respectfully to have meanfull discourse if you expect people to respond. The End
marina peterson November 06, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Fran, Realistic is not synonymous with Pessimistic. We should not be borrowing any more money. And yes, our Veterans do deserve a better home. We need to put pressure on our legislators to fund this through out state budget. According to Rep. Gallison, the state is not broke, and I quote. " I also don't know where you are getting your facts. Our State is not broke. In fact for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, we had a SURPLUS! If you don't believe me check the following link: http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2012/09/rhode-island-en-1.html" We need to make sure that this is a priority when the legislature reconvenes.
b kcaj November 06, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Jack and Marina-You can try and spin it any way you want, but it's still not going to change the facts-the vast majority of Americans and 99.9% or Rhode Islanders have no use for the teabaggers and their radical right wing anti-government agenda. Just wait for tonight's election results both locally and nationally when the teabaggers are crushed once again.
Fran Sousa November 06, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Jack and Marina spare me the BS you two are just 100% against the Veterans having a decent place to live. If things are so bad in this state as you both want to pontificate MOVE OUT
Joe Bremen November 06, 2012 at 08:25 PM
WOW a believer in "Stalinism". Least you don't want to send people to a "gulag". Come back tonight and see how many do vote agaist these ill thought out bond issues. If after over 78 years of total DEM control of the Legislature and what shape were in because of it. You think the State is all cumbya and hunky dory lol. Thanks for the laugh. This vet is proud of his vote and since you have never said if you are a vet, I suspect not. Have a good cry tonight. lol
Fran Sousa November 07, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Jack and Marina thank God the Veterans' Home bond referendum was OVERWHELMING approved over your pesmistaic negative false statements and comments. Goes to show you the voters are much smarter than your negativity. Its negativity like yours that holds this state back. If you are so unhappy here move to another state
marina peterson November 07, 2012 at 03:42 PM
I am happy for you Fran, I know that you wanted to borrow this money very badly. The voters have spoken. That's why we live in America. I still don't quite understand what is negative about not thinking RI should take on any more debt. But it is a moot point now.
Joe Bremen November 07, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Being proud of more debt is hardly a virtue. Open your mouth in 10 years when we see what is done. A decade is still a rediculous timeline to do that building no matter how you slice it. Watch for the scandles that will surely come from this debacle. By the way over 20,000 voted against it so hardly it was hardly just 2 people as you seem to still blame. On the bright side for me Barboza is gone from the scene, so not a bad day on Bristol with Tony T as Administrator. Nice to want to relocate people who disagree with you. Still on the "Stalinism" kick huh. How sad.
b kcaj November 07, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Jack and Marina-For your information, the referendum for a new veterans home passed 80%-20%, which was a landslide. You two chronic complainers must really be crying in your cornflakes this morning-President Obama re-elected, David Cicciline re-elected, Kenny Marshall, Teresa Paiva-Weed, and Gordon Fox all winning in a landslide-it's great to be a Rhode Islander today-YAHOO!


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