Election 2012 is in the history books. Here is a look at how Tewksbury and Massachusetts voted yesterday, as well as notes from a history-making Election Day.
Elizabeth Warren (D) defeats Sen. Scott Brown (R): U.S. Senate
U.S. Rep. John Tierney (D) vs. Richard Tisei (R): 6th Congressional District
State Rep. Jim Miceli (D) defeats Doug Sears (R): Mass. House 19th Middlesex District
State Rep. Jim Lyons (R) defeats Barbara L'Italien (D): Mass. House 18th Essex District
State Sen. Barry Finegold (D) defeats State Rep. Paul Adams (R): Mass. House 18th Essex District
2012 TEWKSBURY ELECTION RESULTSRace Democratic Candidates Results Republican Candidates Results Libertarian Results Green/Rainbow Results U.S. President
Obama-Biden7540 Romney-Ryan 8332 Johnson-Gray 142 Stein-Honkala 67 U.S. Senate
Elizabeth Warren6137 Scott Brown 9942 U.S. Congress 6th District
John Tierney6236 Richard Tisei
8176 Daniel Fishman
816 MA Senate
2nd Essex Middlesex District Barry Finegold
8877 Paul Adams
MA House 19th Middlesex District
7783 Doug Sears
MA House 18th Essex District Barbara L'Italien 1861 Jim Lyons 2173 Answer Results Answer Results
Question 1: 'Right to Repair' Yes 12,594 No 2007 Question 2: Prescription of Life-Ending Medication Yes 7026 No 8609 Question 3: Medical Marijuana Yes 8979 No 6628
Total Precinct by Precinct Voting tallies can be found in a PDF document attached to this story
TOWN Updates From The Polls
3:30 p.m. Poll workers at the Parks and Recreation Teen Center (home to Ward 2 voting) said they experienced a heavy rush early this morning, as folks tried to get voting out of the eway before they went to work. Voting remained steady throughout the day.
There was exit polling going on at the exit to the Teen Center being done by a worker for Edison research. This is the company that provides exit polling data for all of the major networks, including CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, etc. So tonight, when you hear about Massachusetts exit polls, know that Ward 2 in Tewksbury is included in those numbers!
3 p.m.: Voting continues to be heavy throughout the town. As of 3 p.m., Precinct 3 had seen 1160 voters, while Precinct 3A had 1218. Plenty of parking at the Lowell Assembly of God and the voting process is going very smoothly.
We also spotted David Gay, chairman of the Tewksbury Board of Selectmen, on Andover Street, holding a sign for Democrat Barbara L'Italien, who is trying to reclaim her seat in the State Legislature from state Rep. Jim Lyons.
11:30 a.m. Exit polling is being conducted at each of the town's four polling locations by Tewksbury High School Seniors. These students are members of the AP Government Class taught by Brian Aylward. We encourage you, if you feel comfortable, to support this project by taking a moment to fill out an exit poll form after you vote.
10:50 a.m.: There has been a problem with a voting machine in Precinct 4 at the Tewksbury Library. According to Town Clerk Denise Graffeo, a memory card in the machine failed and would not allow ballots to be accepted.
Graffeo said she was in contact with the company that supplies the machines and they walked her through the process of replacing the memory card.
As a result, all of the ballots cast so far had to be removed from the machine and re-submitted by hand, by an election worker, for the new memory card. All this was done under the watchful eye of a Tewksbury Police officer.
10:30 a.m.: Voting has been steady, if not heavy, at the four polling locations in town. As of 10:30 a.m., 680 residents has cast ballots in Precinct 1A, 579 at Precinct 1 and 605 at Precinct 4A. The addition of two new polling locations (Parks and Recreation building and Assembly of God Church) is keping down lines and traffic problems.