Saturday May 17, is election day in Mashpee, and Town Clerk Deborah F. Dami does not want any resident to use the predicted forecast of heavy rain as an excuse not to vote.
Ms. Dami said that senior citizens or those who may have difficult making the walk from the parking lot to the Quashnet School in the rain will be able to vote in their cars.
To arrange in-car voting, residents are advised to dial Ms. Dami’s cell phone at 508-776-6349 when they arrive at the school. A warden will then bring a ballot, in a secrecy sleeve, and a pen to the car. Voters will be checked in and checked out at their vehicle.
There are contested races for Mashpee Board of Selectmen and Mashpee School Committee up for grabs on Saturday.
For the two open selectmen seats, incumbents John J. Cahalane and Thomas F. O’Hara are challenged by former selectman Andrew R. Gottlieb.
Incumbents Scott P. McGee and David P. Bloomfield are challenged by Morgan J. Peters and Christopher C. Santos for the two open seats on the school committee
There are also uncontested races for town clerk, planning board, water district commissioner, and library board of trustees.
The polling place at the Quashnet School on Old Barnstable Road will be open from 7 AM to 8 PM.