(UPDATE 11:15 p.m.) Wayland Election Results 2012
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LIVE 2012 WAYLAND ELECTION RESULTS
|Race||Democratic Candidates||Results||Republican Candidates||Results||3rd Party Candidates||Results|
|U.S. Congress 5th District
Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex
13th Middlesex District (Precincts 1, 2 and 3)
14th Norfolk District (Precinct 4)
|Clerk of Courts
|Register of Deeds
||Ernesto Petrone (unenrolled)||1,181
|Question 1: 'Right to Repair'||Yes||6,345
|Question 2: Prescription of Life-Ending Medication||Yes||4,940
|Question 3: Medical Marijuana||Yes||5,191
Corporations as Individuals
|Question 5: Prevent Cuts||Yes||3,413||No||1,482|
Stay with Wayland Patch all day as we update this article with news and information from the polls and live election results as they come in after polls close. Scan down for information about the races themselves.
Wayland Updates From The Polls
4:45 p.m. -- We hear that this is the time when polls traditionally get busy in Wayland. In fact, one poll worker said she understands the entire day's numbers can double between about 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
That likely won't happen today as Wayland has already recorded well over 50 percent voter turnout. Still, let us know what you're seeing at the polls. Are you standing in line or breezing right on through? Upload your photos and leave your comments below.
3:20 p.m. -- Our latest trip to the Wayland Town Building revealed that 3,049 votes have now been cast there (1,484 from Precinct 1 and 1,565 from Precinct 4).
We also met first time voter Annie Longfritz who turned 18 on Nov. 1 and cast her ballot at about 3 p.m. today.
"It was pretty anticlimatic," Longfritz said., laughing about her first trip to the polls. She explained that a psychology class she's taking at Wayland High School devotes the first quarter to the psychology of politics.
She said the class has discussed the candidates as well as the ballot questions, but even so she only voted in four of the available races or questions on her ballot.
2 p.m. -- Our visit to Wayland Middle School revealed that a total of 2,487 votes have been cast from Precincts 2 and 3. The breakdown is 1,240 from Precinct 2 and 1,247 from Precinct 3.
When last we talked numbers for Precincts 1 and 4, a total of 2,120 votes had been cast there. That number has no doubt increased since our 12:55 p.m. update.
Still, a total of at least 4,607 ballots had been cast by 2 p.m. in Wayland. That means 50 percent of Wayland's eligible 9,279 voters have cast ballots so far today, with six hours left until polls close.
12:55 p.m. -- The numbers at the Wayland Town building have nearly doubled since our last check at 10:30 a.m.
As of 12:35 p.m., 1,092 ballots had been cast in Precinct 1 and 1,028 had been cast in Precinct 4. That means, 2,120 ballots have so far been cast at this one Wayland polling location. That's 23 percent percent of Wayland's eligible voters. We're headed to Wayland Middle School shortly for a numbers update.
At the Wayland Town Building, poll worker Susan Koffman was busy feeding absentee ballots into the counting machine. Koffman said there were 374 absentee ballots for Precinct 4 and 327 for Precinct 1 (some of which are already included in the numbers above). Absentee ballots can be dropped off through the time polls close tonight at 8 p.m.
12 p.m. -- On Facebook, commenter Sasha P said she didn't wait at all when she voted at 7:30 a.m.
Facebook commenter Dan Spiewick added, "9:15 this morning, no line and plenty of friendly faces..."
We also happen to know that at least one dog has been to the polls today. Tom Cooper brought his pup Isabella Rossellini to the Wayland Town Building when he voted (yes, we have a photo).
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10:45 a.m. -- The line is short at Wayland Town Building, where Precincts 1 and 4 vote, though poll worker Sue Pope said it had definitely slowed down from earlier in the morning.
When Patch first arrived at this polling site around 9:40 a.m., the sole supporter outside held signs for Scott Brown. But an hour later, supporters for Elizabeth Warren were dominating the corner of the parking lot traditionally used for Election Day campaigning.
In the gym at the town building, ballot counters showed that, as of 10 a.m., 556 ballots in Precinct 1 had been cast, while 533 ballots had been cast in precinct 4.
Over at Wayland Middle School, Patch reporter Abby Jordan is reporting that 595 votes had been cast in Precinct 2, and 615 in precinct 3 as of 10:30 a.m.
Adding all the numbers we have, at least 2,299 votes had been cast by 10:30 a.m. (and likely many more as our Town Building numbers were about 30 minutes old).
According to Assistant Town Clerk Kathleen Siracusa, there are 9,279 registered voters in Wayland. That means that at least 25 percent had cast their ballots as of 10:30 a.m.
For comparison, in the 2010 elections 72 percent of Wayland's registered voters cast ballots. There were 8,908 registered voters in 2010 and 6,384 cast ballots.
9:15 a.m. -- Parking lots are overflowing at both Wayland polling locations, though it appears that Wayland Middle School is a bit busier.
As of 8:45 a.m., 306 votes had been cast in Precinct 2 and 340 votes had been cast in Precinct 3. Poll worker Mary Antes said that 99 Precinct 2 votes were cast in the first 20 miutes after polls opened. (Numbers coming soon from Precincts 1 and 4). Things have slowed down signficantly since doors opened.
When it comes to campaigning, Elizabeth Warren supporters have the numbers at Wayland Middle, but John Toto is holding up the signs for Scott Brown.
Toto said that the Wayland GOP put most of their efforts behind phone calls and emails on Election Day, but said the physical presence at the polling locations is important as well.
Over at Wayland Town Building, in fact, the sole sign holder is supporting Brown.
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For more information about election day logistics and how-tos, check out the Wayland Patch 2012 Election Guide.
- Scott Brown (R)
- Elizabeth Warren (D)
Brown has represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate since a January 2010 special election held to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the late Ted Kennedy. Brown defeated state Attorney General Martha Coakley with 1,168,107 votes, or 51.9 percent, to her 1,058,682 votes, or 47.1 percent.
Representatives in Congress (Fifth District):
- Edward J. Markey (D)
- Tom Tierney (R)
Markey is the incumbent. Under the newly drawn districts, all of Wayland falls in the 5th District. Markey last won re-election in 2010, when 64 percent of Wayland voters in his district (only one Wayland precinct at the time) voted for him over Republican challenger Gerry Dembrowski.
Councillor (2nd District):
- Robert L. Jubinville (D)
- Earl H. Sholley (R)
Democrat Kelly Timilty won re-election to this seat in 2010, earning 44 percent of the Wayland vote. Timilty passed away in February 2012.
Senator in General Court (Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District):
- Richard J. Ross (R)
Ross also ran unopposed in 2010 and secured 54 percent of the Wayland vote.
Representative in General Court (13th Middlesex; Wayland Precincts 1, 2 and 3 Only):
- Thomas P. Conroy (D)
Conroy is running unopposed again for this election. He was unopposed in 2010 as well and secured 68 percent of the Wayland vote. Under the redistricted maps, the 13th Middlesex District includes only Wayland Precincts 1, 2 and 3.
Representative in General Court (14th Norfolk; Wayland Precinct 4 Only):
- Alice Hanlon Peisch (D)
Peisch won re-election to her seat in 2010, but Wayland was not a part of that decision under the old district maps. This is the first year Wayland voters (Precinct 4 only) will have an opportunity to vote in the 14th Norfolk District.
Clerk of Courts (Middlesex County):
- Michael A. Sullivan (D)
Sullivan was first elected to this position in 2006 and is running unopposed for re-election.
Register of Deeds (Middlesex Southern District):
- Maria Curtatone (D)
Sheriff (Middlesex County):
- Peter J. Koutoujian (D)
- Ernesto M. Petrone (Unenrolled)