Preliminary election polls open until 8 p.m. in Brockton
By Enterprise Staff Posted Sep 19, 2017 at 12:01 AM Updated Sep 19, 2017 at 2:36 PM BROCKTON - While six candidates vie for two spots on the November ballot in the race for mayor, there are three other candidates in the city of Brockton who will be knocked out of the running on Tuesday. Brockton City Council candidates are fighting for votes during the preliminary on Tuesday, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., in three wards in the community. Ward 3, Ward 4 and Ward 6, which now each have three candidates, must be narrowed down to two contenders to appear on the ballot in the Nov. 7 general citywide election. In Ward 4, the seat is up for grabs between three candidates after the incumbent, former Brockton police chief Paul Studenski, decided not to run again this year after first getting elected in 2005 and serving six terms since then. Running to fill his seat are Derek Barros, Tony Branch and Susan Nicastro. In Ward 3, longtime City Councilor Dennis Eaniri is trying to fend off competition from Marlon Green and Tina Cardoso. Eaniri was first elected in 2003, after 20 years on the Brockton School Committee. Eaniri’s time in office is on the line on Tuesday, as only two of the three candidates will move on to the November election. The situation is the same in Ward 6, where one-term incumbent Jack Lally is running against Joanne Zygmunt and John Drusinskas. While preliminary elections for City Council seats are only being held in three of Brockton’s seven wards, voting is taking place across the community to narrow a field of six mayoral candidates down to two in time for the November general election.