Bedford Residents in Support of “Yes on 3” for the November 6 Election

By Emily Mitchell

A group of Bedford residents, working in conjunction with Bedford Embraces Diversity and the Violence Prevention Coalition, are organizing support for the Yes on 3 campaign, sponsored by Freedom for All Massachusetts. The campaign encourages voters to approve ballot question 3 in November, to uphold existing laws protecting transgender people from discrimination in public places, such as movie theaters, restaurants, hospitals, and bathrooms.

Bopha Malone ~ From Cambodia to a Congressional Campaign

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Soma Norodom (c) spoke to the assembled guests – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

Bedford’s Bopha Malone was among the dozen-plus candidates running for retiring Congresswoman Niki Tsongas seat in Massachusetts’ Third District primary on September 4.

In a post-election thank you to her supporters Malone wrote, “I know that [either] Lori Trahan or Dan Koh will do an incredible job representing our district and I am confident that either one of them will keep in mind the interests and diversity which make up our country today. I will work my hardest to ensure their victory in November and I look forward to watching their influence in Congress.”

Massachusetts Primary Election Results ~ Listed by Office, Ballot, and Candidate

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The Massachusetts Primary on September 4 drew 2,245 voters or nearly 23% of Bedford’s 9,790 registered voters. The Citizen is proud to share the results in an easy to read format, with all the candidates for a particular office listed by their party, with the number of votes each received as well as their percentage of the total vote. Blanks and write-in votes are not included.

# GO VOTE ~ Bedford Polls will be Open from 7 am until 8 pm on Tuesday, September 4

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Bedford’s polls will open to voters at 7 am tomorrow morning, Tuesday, September 4; and they will close at 8 pm. The Citizen will share the official votes as soon as they are released at

Click this link to be sure that you’ve seen all the information you’ll need to cast an informed vote. (Active links in the story!)

Secretary of State Bill Galvin Announces Endorsement by Senator Mike Barrett

Submitted by the Bill Galvin Campaign

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Today State Senator Mike Barrett endorsed Secretary of State Bill Galvin in his bid for re-election. Senator Barrett represents the Third Middlesex District. Senator Barrett serves as Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Elections Law and as Chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy.

As You Prepare to Vote: Information on the Candidates in the Massachusetts Primary on Tuesday, September 4

Submitted by the Bedford League of Voters

As you consider for whom you will cast your vote on September 4, we offer two suggestions as sources of information on candidate positions on the issues. The Massachusetts League of Women Voters’ Informed Voter Guide is available at There you will find the names of the candidates as well as candidate responses to a candidates’ questionnaire prepared by the League.

In addition, we offer the following list of candidates and their website addresses for additional information.

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