BROCKTON – The polls are now closed in Brockton as the city awaits results from Tuesday’s preliminary election, which featured six races in multiple wards.
The preliminary election serves as a way to narrow down the number of candidates who will appear on the ballot on Nov. 2 for the citywide election. The election will bring every seat down to double the number of seats available, which in most cases is two people.
This year’s preliminary election featured a race for mayor, with all wards voting for one of three candidates, in alphabetical order by last name – Councilor-at-large Tina Cardoso, Eugenie Kavanagh and incumbent Mayor Robert Sullivan.
Two mayoral candidates will appear on the ballot in November, with the winner earning a two-year term.
All seven of Brockton’s wards also voted for as many as four of 10 councilor at-large candidates. Those on the ballot were: Widmayer Ambroise, Jamal Brathwaite, Jean Bradley Derenoncourt, incumbent Councilor-at-large Winthrop Farwell, Gary Keith Sr., incumbent Councilor-at-large Rita Mendes, Michael Nunes, Julio Pomar, incumbent Councilor-at-large Moises Rodrigues and David Teixeira.
The top eight vote-getters will advance to the citywide election in November and four will eventually be elected to at-large positions.
On Tuesday, Wards 1, 4, 5 and 7 only voted for mayor and councilor at-large.
In Ward 2, voters chose one of three candidates for city council – Jamie Hodges, Rigoberto Quinones or Maria Tavares.
Ward 3 voters voted in races for city councilor and school committee.
The council candidates were George Brickhouse Jr., incumbent Ward 3 school committee member Mark D’Agostino and Gerson Monteiro and the school committee candidates were Alan Greene, Jared Homer, Ana Oliver and Matthew Stanton.
In Ward 6, voters chose one of three city council candidates – incumbent Ward 6 City Councilor Jack Lally, Elizabeth Laso or John Troxell Jr.
There are additional races for city council and school committee that will appear on the November ballot, but most of those races only include two candidates.
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