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Holliston, Hopkinton Election Results 2012

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Holliston Updates From The Polls

LIVE 2012 Holliston ELECTION RESULTS

     Race       Democratic Candidates Results Republican Candidates Results 3rd Party Candidate Results U.S. President

Obama-Biden

4621 Romney-Ryan 3502 Johnson-Gray 100 U.S. Senate
Elizabeth Warren
3873 Scott Brown
4388

U.S. Congress

Edward Markey

4904 Tom Tiereney
2867

State Senate
Karen Spilka
6053



8th Middlesex State Rep.

Carolyn Dykema

 

5209 Marty Lamb 2771

Middlesex Sheriff
Peter Koutoujian 4654 Ernesto Petrone 1682

Governor's Council District 2
Robert Jubinville 4044 Earl Henry Sholley 2917


Answer Results Answer Results

Question 1: 'Right to Repair' Yes 6795 No 846








Question 2: Prescription of Life-Ending Medication Yes 4043 No 4015








Question 3: Medical Marijuana Yes 5214 No 2863

Hopkinton Updates From The Polls

LIVE 2012 Hopkinton ELECTION RESULTS

     Race       Democratic Candidates Results Republican Candidates Results 3rd Party Candidate Results U.S. President

Obama-Biden

4197 Romney-Ryan 4334 Johnson-Gray 93 U.S. Senate
Elizabeth Warren
3477 Scott Brown
5154

U.S. Congress Joe Kennedy III

 

4264 Sean Bielat 3982

State Senate
Karen Spilka
6249



8th Middlesex State Rep.
Carolyn Dykema

 

4926 Marty Lamb 3296

Middlesex Sheriff
Peter Koutoujian 4575 Ernesto Petrone 1824

Governor's Council District 2
Robert Jubinville 3605 Earl Henry Sholley 3652


Answer Results Answer Results

Question 1: 'Right to Repair' Yes 7045 No 988








Question 2: Prescription of Life-Ending Medication Yes 4456 No 3961








Question 3: Medical Marijuana Yes 5298 No 3135

Holliston Updates From The Polls

5:30 p.m., Holliston High School

As of 5 p.m. 6,113 residents have voted in town. More than 60 percent of the town's registered voters already in the box before the after work crowd even arrives. The parking lot is packed because there's a game going on on the field.

12 p.m., Holliston High School

Everything is going smooth here so far. 2,888 voters as of 11 a.m.

9:15 a.m., Holliston High School

Already 1,482 voters have turned out to cast a ballot. That's 500 more than voted in the entirety of the primary a few months ago.

Both candidates for the 8th Middlesex Rep. have been outside since before boting began. Dykema and Lamb have also both cast their votes for the day.

Hopkinton Updates From The Polls

7:30 p.m., Hopkinton Middle School

With the voting machine for precinct 1 still not working, hand counting is expected to last late in to the night.

4:30 p.m., Hopkinton Middle School: Even though the counting machine is still down, officials are estimating that 60 percent to 65 percent of the town's voters have cast ballots so far.

1 p.m., Hopkinton Middle School

The precinct 1 vote counting machine is down, counters will be working in to the night to tally all of the votes from the precinct.

12:15 pm., Hopkinton Middle School

"It's been an extraordinary turnout," said former Selectman Eric Sonnett. He projected an 85 percent to 90 percent turnout by the time the polls closed. "We have 10,200 registered voters in Hopkinton, and we probably have 9,000 already. We'll have another big rush between 5 and 7:30 p.m. today as well." 

State senator candidate Karen Spilka braved the cold with hand warmers stuffed in her mittens. "It's so great to see people coming together and voting across the district today," she said. 

Leda Arakelian held a sign outside the polling station for Scott Brown. "We have had an overwhelming amount of people voting today. It is so exciting," she said.

Bernadette Markey and Darlene Hayes were sign-holders in support of state senator candidate Karen Spilka. 

8:15 a.m., Hopkinton Middle School

Polls opened up at 6:30 am. and Hopkinton had 1,109 voters in the first hour, an election warden said, noting the turnout "has been exceptional."

Tara Hathaway held a sign outside the polling station for state representative Carolyn Dykema. "There were 70 people waiting in line outside to vote at 6:15 am this morning," she said.

Mary Coyne, Carolyn Dykema's mom, braved the cold morning temperatures to support her daughter. "I came from Wellesley this morning and am excited to get this started," she said. 

Sister Mary Brigid Riley from St. Patricks Manor in Framingham and Terese Mcelhaney held a sign in support of voting no on article 2. "We take care of the elderly, this is why this bill is so important," said Sister Riley.

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Hopkinton and Holliston voters head to the polls today to decide contests for president, U.S. senator, state senator and state representative.

Holliston residents will vote at the high school; Hopkinton at the middle school.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Holliston; 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Hopkinton.

The races on the ballot are:

STATE:

NATIONAL:

  • US Congress, District 4 (Hopkinton). Republican Sean Bielat vs. Democrat Joseph Kennedy III.
  • US Congress, District 5 (Holliston). Republican Tom Tierney vs. Democrat incumbent Edward Markey.
  • US Senate. Republican Scott Brown vs. Demcrat Elizabeth Warren.
  • US President. Republican Mitt Romney vs. Incumbent Democrat Barack Obama vs. Libertarian Gary Johnson.

Ballot Issues

  1. Question 1-- Right to Repair Initiative. Support: MA Right to Repair
  2. Question 2-- Death with Dignity Initiative. Support: Dignity 2012, Compassion and Choices Opposed: No on 2--Second Thoughts, Committee Against Physician Assisted Suicide  
  3. Question 3-- Medical Marijuana Initiative. Support: Committee For Compassionate Medicine Opposition: No On Question 3

Holliston-Hopkinton Patch will be updating this story from the polls throughout the day.

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