Ballot order set for Sept. 12 prelim

Election commissioners met Tuesday inside City Hall to draw Council candidates' ballot positions for the Sept. 12 preliminary.

Members of the board of election commissioners, balanced between Democrats and Republicans, took turns drawing names of candidates out of a golden tumbler.

The preliminary is taking place in only four City Council districts, in order to winnow the field to two finalists for the November final election. The preliminary will take place in District 3 (Dorchester), District 5 (Hyde Park, Mattapan and Roslindale), District 6 (Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury), and District 7 (Roxbury and Dorchester).

In the other district races, candidates either don’t have opponents or there are just two people running, so a preliminary is considered unnecessary. The at-large race, which has eight candidates (three incumbents and five challengers), does not have a preliminary either, and the candidates head straight to the November final.

The ballot order for the four districts on the Sept. 12 ballot are available below.

District 3
Barry Lawton
John FitzGerald
Rosalind Wornum
Jennifer Johnson
Ann M. Walsh
Matt Patton
Joel Richards

District 5
Enrique Pepen
Jose Ruiz
Ricardo Arroyo (incumbent)
Jean-Claude Sanon

District 6
Kendra Lara (incumbent)
Benjamin Weber
William King

District 7
Althea Garrison
Tania Fernandes Anderson (incumbent)
Roy Owens
Jerome King
Padma Scott

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