Polls to open early on Tuesday

Local voters will have an extra hour to cast their ballots Tuesday after the Board of Selectmen extended morning polling hours to accommodate the expected large turnout. The polls in Town Hall will open at 6 a.m., rather than 7 a.m., and close at 8 p.m. The presidential election and a hotly contested race for US Senate between Republican incumbent Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren are expected to fuel higher participation. In addition, incumbent state Senator James E. Timilty, a Democrat from Walpole, is facing a challenge from Republican Jeffrey Bailey, while Democratic state Representative Denise C. Garlick of Needham is running unopposed for reelection.

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