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Boston Votes In Preliminary Council Elections

Boston voters on Tuesday are casting ballots for City Council positions in preliminary elections.

Only two incumbents face challengers in the preliminary elections. In District 2, which includes South Boston and the South End, there's a hotly contested race to unseat Councilor Bill Linehan, who's held the seat since 2007.

In District 7, which is centered in Roxbury, incumbent Councilor Tito Jackson, who won a special election to replace ousted Councilor Chuck Turner six months ago, is facing three challengers.

The most crowded field is in Dorchester's District 3, where seven candidates are vying for the open seat, now that longtime Councilor Maureen Feeney is not seeking re-election.

The top two candidates in each race will meet in the general election in November, when the four at-large council seats will also be decided.

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This program aired on September 27, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Delores Handy Twitter Reporter
Delores Handy was formerly a host and reporter at WBUR.

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