Ballot order for November election drawn at City Hall

BRYAN EATON/Staff photo. Newburyport city clerk Richard Jones holds a hat as staffer Cassandra Green pulls names of candidates running for the councilor-at-large race Friday morning to determine in which order the names will appear.

NEWBURYPORT — The order in which candidates' names will appear on the Nov. 7 municipal election ballot was chosen in a drawing at City Hall Friday morning. 

Mayoral candidates' names will be on the ballot in the following order: 1. Donna Holaday; 2. Robert Cronin.

The names of city councilor at-large candidates will be in the following order: 1. Bruce Vogel; 2. Joseph Devlin; 3. Robert Germinara; 4. Barry Connell; 5. Jennie Donahue; 6. Gregory Earls; 7. Afroz Khan. 

Voters will be able to choose five city councilor at-large candidates, with the top five vote-getters taking seats on the council. 

Candidates running in the Ward 4 city councilor race will appear as follows: 1. Ali Santarlasci; 2. Charles Tontar.

Although the School Committee race is uncontested, candidates' names will appear on the ballot in the following order: 1: Brian Callahan; 2. David Hochheister; 3. Steven Cole. 

The ballot will also include a non-binding question—to which residents may vote "yes" or "no"—that will read as follows:

"Does the City of Newburyport support authorization by the City Council of funding for construction and operation of a new Parking Garage to be located at 90 Pleasant Street and 83 Merrimac Street in Newburyport, to be more commonly known as the 'Intermodal Transit and Parking Facility'?"

The last day to register to vote for the municipal election is Oct. 18.

Jack Shea covers Newbury­port City Hall. He can be reached via email at or by phone at 978-961-3154. Follow him on Twitter @iamjackshea.

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