Woburn Election Results 2012

Updates on the presidential, state and local election in Woburn will be posted here throughout the day Tuesday.


Stay with Woburn Patch all day as we update this article with news and information from the polls—and live election results after 8 p.m.

Updates From The Polls

Editor's note: We will have ongoing updates all day today! Stay tuned to Woburn Patch. 

Tuesday, 9:55 p.m.

Unofficial results are in from City Clerk Bill Campbell:

  • Voter turnout was 19,369 people—75 percent of total eligible voters in Woburn (25,700).
  • Pres. Obama won the city of Woburn with 10,291 votes over Mitt Romney's 8,707. The president also won the state of Massachusetts.
  • Sen. Scott Brown's visit to Woburn may have spurred on voters, as he won the city handily with 10,613 votes to Elizabeth Warren's 8,620. However, Warren won the state, defeating Brown.
  • Rep. Ed Markey received 12,876 votes to Tom Tierney's 5,176. The incumbent also handily .
  • State Sen. Ken Donnelly received 10,065 votes to Gerry Dembrowski's 6,989.
  • The local ballot question—approving more beer and wine licenses for the city—was approved 12,186 to 4,311 votes.

See the chart below for full results from the city of Woburn.

Tuesday, 9:30 p.m.

The Boston Globe is reporting that the local beer and wine licenses question is passing with four precincts reporting.

Also, according to the Globe, Scott Brown is winning Woburn with more than 1,000 votes than Elizabeth Warren.

Tuesday, 8:30 p.m.

Polls closed in Woburn at 8 p.m. tonight. Stay with Woburn Patch for local results (will be posted here).

The state-wide presidential election has already been called: Pres. Barack Obama has won Massachusetts.

Tuesday, 6:45 p.m.

With only 75 minutes left for voting in Massachusetts, many are still casting their ballots at this hour.

We've added photos to the gallery, along with some users, in this post.

Current Middlesex Sherrif Peter Koutoujian visited Woburn earlier today and was photographed at the Reeves Elementary School with supporters.

An 80-year-old Woburn resident voted for the first time in her life today. See her story in the Boston Herald.

There have been some readers who have questioned why Woburn has voting in elementary schools while students are in session. What do you think? Tell us in the comments.

Tuesday, 3:15 p.m.

Scott Brown's supporters, along with several Elizabeth Warren supporters, descended on the Reeves Elementary School today for a campaign stop.

Click here for complete story and photo gallery of Sen. Scott Brown and wife Gail Huff.

Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.

A large crowd of Democratic and Republican supporters are at the Reeves School on the West Side. Sen. Scott Brown is expected to arrive at 1:30 to greet voters.

Tuesday, 12 p.m.

Keep an eye on coverage throughout the state without leaving Woburn Patch!

  • Look Who's Voting: Candidates vote across the state.
  • Statewide results and updates: Voting updates and issues all over Massachusetts.
  • Mitt Romney Votes in Belmont: The Republican Presidential candidate casts his ballot in nearby Belmont.

Tuesday, 11:45 a.m.

Twitter user Dana reported to Patch, "Lines at Hurld moved quickly around 7.30... efficient poll workers! There was also a bake sale in the lobby, yum!"

We hear there is also a bake sale at Reeves!

Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.

Woburn resident Edward Tedesco reports that he was able to vote at UMass Amherst today thanks to the college running buses to and from the polls for students.

Jennifer Jones said she brought her daughter to the polls with her today. At four years old, Margaret helped mom place her vote.

Tuesday, 10:15 a.m. 

Woburn residents are voting early and often today. Several readers report that polling places were packed early this morning when voting began at 7 a.m.

Reader @laulizco reported that voters were waiting outside this morning at the Goodyear to cast their ballots, but the line had died down by 9:45 a.m.

Tom S. Fuller, also on Twitter, reported that the Clapp School was busy, but had quieted down by 9 a.m.

Irene Simas reported to Patch that 252 votes had been cast by 9 a.m. at the Joyce Middle School.

NEW: Sen. Scott Brown (R, incumbent) will be making a stop in Woburn this afternoon at the Reeves Elementary School at 1 p.m. According to Sen. Brown's schedule, it is his sixth and final stop on the Election Day circuit. The incumbent senator is visiting Wrentham, Braintree, Quincy, Boston, Lowell and Woburn today.

When he emphasized that he felt it was "an important city to win."


Who (or What?) Are We Voting On?   

President and Vice President:

  • Johnson and Gray (Libertarian)
  • Obama and Biden (Democratic, incumbent)
  • Romney and Ryan (Republican)
  • Stein and Honkala (Green-Rainbow)

Senator in Congress 

  • Scott P. Brown, Wrentham (R, incumbent)
  • Elizabeth A. Warren, Cambridge (D)

Representative in Congress 

  • Edward J. Markey, Malden (D, incumbent)
  • Tom Tierney, Framingham (R)


  • Marilyn M. Petitto Devaney, Watertown (D, incumbent)
  • Thomas Sheff, Newton (U)

Senator in General Court 

  • Kenneth J. Donnelly, Arlington (D, incumbent) 
  • Gerry C. Dembrowski, Woburn (R)

Representative in General Court 15th Middlesex (Wards 1 and 7 only)

  •  Jay R. Kaufman, Lexington (D, incumbent) 

Representative in General Court 30th Middlesex (Wards 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 only) 

  •  James J. Dwyer, Woburn (D, incumbent)

Clerk of Courts  

  • Michael A. Sullivan, Cambridge (D, incumbent)

Register of Deeds 

  • Maria C. Curtatone, Somerville (D)


  • Peter J. Koutoujian, Waltham (D) 
  • Ernesto M. Petrone, Everett (U)

Regional Vocational School Committee – Woburn 

  • Deborah P. Davis, Woburn (Incumbent)
  • Catherine B. Shaughnessy, Woburn

Question 1: Right to Repair

  • Yes
  • No

Question 2: Death with Dignity

  • Yes
  • No

Question 3: Medical Marijuana

  • Yes
  • No

Question 4: Beer & Wine Licenses

  • Yes
  • No


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2012 Woburn Election Results:

Check back after 8 p.m. tonight!

     Race       Democratic Candidates Results Republican Candidates Results Green-Rainbow Results Libertarian Results U.S. President


Romney-Ryan 8,708
Stein-Honkala 83
Johnson-Gray 162

U.S. Senate

Elizabeth Warren

Scott Brown

U.S. Congress 5th District

Ed Markey

Tom Tierney

MA Senate, 4th Middlesex District
Ken Donnelly
Gerry Dembrowski

MA House, 15th Middlesex District
Jay Kaufman


MA House, 30th Middlesex District Jim Dwyer 10,660


Answer Results Answer Results

Question 1: 'Right to Repair' Yes 15,285
No 2,382

Question 2: Prescription of Life-Ending Medication Yes 7,886
No 10,462

Question 3: Medical Marijuana Yes 10,649
No 7,495

Question 4: Beer & Wine licenses Yes 12,186
No 4,311


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