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April 5 ballot question on reducing seats in restaurants for alcohol sales

From 7 a.m. Friday, 21 March, until 7 a.m. Thursday, 27 March, YourArlington published an unscientific poll that asked voters about the ballot question in the April 5 Town Election. Voters are asked about whether the town should reduce seats in restaurants selling alcohol from 99 to 50. The full question is here >>

In the online poll, 120 voted -- 100 voted yes, and 20 voted no.

Who should be our state representative?

From 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, until 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, YourArlington published an unscientific poll that asked voters to choose among the three candidates for state representative -- or choose "none of the above."

The results among 385 who used the polls:

John L. Worden III (Republican), 181 (47%)

Sean Garballey (Democrat), 181 (47%)

None of the above, 22 (5.7%)

Robert Valeri (Independent), 1 (0.3%)

State rep race: Which Democrat will you vote for Tuesday? [Feb. 5, 2008]

From Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7:46 a.m. until Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 a.m., YourArlington published an unscientific poll that asked voters to choose among three Democrats running for state representative or choose none. The results among 354 votes cast:

Jeffrey Thielman, 196, or 55.4%

Sean Garballey, 145, or 41%

None of the above, 7, 2%

Andrew O'Brien, 6, 1.7%

Number of Voters : 354

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