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Half of Wellesley's voters aren't party animals

Posted by Ralph Ranalli December 11, 2007 06:52 AM

WELLESLEY

Almost half of Wellesley's 15,312 registered voters are classified as unenrolled -- meaning they are not affiliated with any political party and can, therefore, vote in any of the party primaries on Feb. 5.

Among the other registered voters, 30 percent are registered as Democrats and 21 percent as Republicans, Town Clerk Kathleen Nagle said. Those voters can vote only in their party's primary.

Voters who don't remember whether they are registered as members of a specific party can check their status in the annual town census when that mailing goes out to all residents the first week in January.

Or, Nagle said, voters can visit the clerk's office, check their affiliation, and even if they want. All voter registration status, though, must be settled by 8 p.m. on Jan. 16.

The town clerk's office can be reached at 781-431-1019, ext. 2250.

-- Lisa Keen

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