How Wayland Voted in the Primary

Turnout in Wayland was low for the Sept. 6 state primary.

Less than 10 percent of Wayland's 8,923 eligible voters headed to the polls Thursday to cast their ballots in the state primary.

The 846 people who did vote, however, put their support behind the incumbent state representatives running on contested tickets in both the 13th Middlesex District, which encompasses Wayland precincts 1, 2, and 3 in addition to Sudbury and parts of Framingham and Marlborough, and the 14th Norfolk District, which is comprised of Wayland's precinct 4 as well as Weston and Wellesley.

According to Boston.com, Tom Conroy (D-Wayland) secured 460 Wayland votes and a total of 1,950 votes in 13th Middlesex District to win the primary over challenger Steven Hakar (D-Framingham), who received 26 Wayland votes and a total of 247 votes in the district.

“I want to thank everybody that supported me today and over the course of the last six years," Conroy said Thursday night. He went on to add that he hopes to devote more time to helping with other elections, such as that of U.S. Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren and President Barack Obama.

Likewise, incumbent democrat Alice Peisch, of Wellesley, bested Jerome Carr in the 14th Norfolk District, with 120 votes from Wayland's precinct 4 voters and 2,601 from across the district, according to Boston.com. Carr earned 13 votes from Wayland and 203 from the district as a whole.

In the U.S. House of Representatives race, incumbent Democrat Ed Markey, of Malden, was uncontested on the democratic ticket, but three Republicans were vying for their party's nomination in the 5th District.

In Wayland, Tierney garnered 87 votes from among the 198 ballots cast in that race. Addivinola received 50 votes, and Semon received 39.

Wayland's complete unofficial voting results, including results by precinct, are available on the website of the town clerk or in the PDF attached to this article.


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