Voters to consider two ballots

Voters will receive two ballots when they reach the polls Tuesday, with separate elections for the annual town election and the presidential primary. Town Clerk Donna Hooper said voters will have to check in for both elections. They can take the ballots to a booth at the same time to make their selections, and then cast each one separately, Hooper said. For the presidential primary, voters must take the ballot for the party in which they are registered, she said. The last time Lexington held two elections on the same day was in 2004 for the town election and the presidential primary. Hooper said the cost of holding an election averages $25,000. By holding two together, the town is able to save about two-thirds of the cost of the second one, and voters only have to make one trip to the polls. The League of Women Voters of Lexington will be offering free rides to the polls Tuesday. To arrange a ride, call 781-862-6498. - Brock Parker