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Congress: 6th Mass District
Eight-term Democrat John Tierney of Salem faces a challenge from longtime Republican state legislator Richard Tisei of Wakefield. Libertarian Daniel Fishman of Beverly is also on the ballot.
State Senate: 2nd Essex District
With Sen. Fred Berry retiring after holding office since 1983, Democrat Joan Lovely and Republican Richard Jolitz vie for the seat.
State Representative: 13th Essex District
Incumbment Democrat Ted Speliotis faces off against Republican challenger Dan Bennett in a rematch of the 2010 contest. The district includes Danvers, Topsfield, and Peabody's Ward 6.
Question 1: Motor vehicle repair
Would prohibit any motor vehicle manufacturer, starting with model year 2015, from selling or leasing, either directly or through a dealer, a new motor vehicle without allowing the owner to have access to the same diagnostic and repair information made available to the manufacturer's dealers and in-state authorized repair facilities.
Question 2: Prescribing medications to end life
Would allow a physician licensed in Massachusetts to prescribe medication, at a terminally ill patient's request, to end that patient's life.
Question 3: Medical use of marijuana
Would eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. To qualify, a patient must have been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition.
Community Preservation Act
Voters in Salem and Beverly will each be asked to approve a 1 percent surcharge on their property tax assessments to be used to preserve open space, renovate parks, restore historic properties or support affordable housing.
Citizens United
Several North Shore communities will vote on a non-binding ballot question urging a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizen's United decision, which eliminated restrictions on political spending by corporations and unions. Locally, it will appear on ballots in Salem, Beverly, Hamilton, Ipswich, Marblehead, Swampscott, Topsfield and Wenham.