Easton Election Results 2012
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Easton Updates From The Polls
LIVE 2012 EASTON ELECTION RESULTS (Results preliminary and are for Easton only)
|Race||Democratic Candidates||Results||Republican Candidates||Results||Results|
|U.S. Congress District 4
|MA House 11th Plymouth District
|MA House 3rd Bristol District
||Sherry Costa Hanlon
|Question 1: 'Right to Repair'||Yes||9179||No||1362||Yes|
|Question 2: Prescription of Life-Ending Medication||Yes||5402||No||6124||No|
|Question 3: Medical Marijuana||Yes||7049||No||4465||Yes
As of 12:45 a.m., Taunton has yet to finalize results in the 3rd Bristol District race, which represents Precinct 6 in Easton.
Easton voted for the incumbent, Shaunna O'Connell over Sherry Costa Hanlon by a healthy margin of 1110 to 738.
Patch will provide final results when they come in.
Claire Cronin won the 11th Plymouth District.
Cronin swept all five Easton precincts and with six out of seven Brockton precincts reporting, had won all six. Brockton results are courtesy of Brockton Community Access Television.
Claire Cronin and Shaunna O'Connell won Easton in the State Rep elections. We are still awaiting Brockton and Taunton results.
Cronin beat Murphy, 4974 to 4155. O'Connell beat Costa Hanlon 1110 to 738.
In other elections, Easton voted for Scott Brown 6740 to 5143 over Elizabeth Warren and Joe Kennedy III over Sean Bielat 6081 to 5130.
Polls are CLOSED in Easton. We'll have results as they come in.
With 20 minutes remaining to vote, the polling place is still packed here in Easton. We'll have results as they come in. Be sure to stick with us.
As of 5 p.m., Town Clerk Jeremy Gillis reported 9071 votes in Easton. That is 57 percent of registered voters with three hours still remaining to vote.
If you haven't voted yet, be reminded that polls close tonight at 8 p.m.
If you have voted, the boys' soccer team is playing a South Sectional quarterfinal game at 6:30 p.m. at Brockton High. The girls' soccer team is playing its quarterfinal game at Whitman-Hanson. Get out and support the Tigers!
As of 4 p.m., Town Clerk Jeremy Gillis said 7,890 people had voted in Easton. That is 49 percent of the 15,970 registered voters in the Shovel Town with four hours of high poll traffic still expected.
Gillis said all seemed to be running smoothly, despite a 12 percent "inactive" voter turnout. Inactive voters are voters who previously registered but haven't responded to census questionares or voted in recent elections.
"I see pictures of 45-minute waits in Brockton and then I look here and say 'OK, we're doing OK," Gillis said.
Town Clerk Jeremy Gillis tweeted at 2:15 p.m. that 6,385 votes had been cast as of 2 p.m.
As of 1 p.m., each precinct hovered around 1,000 votes. Here is how it broke down:
Precinct 1: 526
Precinct 2: 910
Precinct 3: 1,031
Precinct 4: 1,032
Precinct 5: 1,054
Precinct 6: 999
Sign holders tell Patch that they haven't seen traffic flow slow down all day. Here is what a few of our facebook users have to say about the polls today:
Sharyn Dolinsky Itao I was impressed by how quickly I moved through the line at 8 am. Great job poll workers! Very organized.
Elaine Anderson Sears There should be a sign for handicap people to drive close to door that they should go in
Lois E. Lawlor Better access and exits needed for handicapped-too congested at entrance with people looking up their precinct number-other than that, very well done
Robert Schwartz In and out great job
Rich Altieri in and out. Great organization everybody and thanks to all the volunteers!
Gillis tweeted at 10:15 that 3,076 Easton voters have cast their vote as of 10 a.m. in Easton. That already tops the primary elections when 2,442 voters cast their vote in the Shovel Town.
Town Clerk Jeremy Gillis said at 9 a.m. each precinct already had over 300 votes cast.
Oliver Ames was busy but lines were moving quickly. Gillis said to move things along. Gillis said in order to know which precinct you belong to, check out the town website before arriving. Doing so could make the process move along more quickly. A map is also displayed at the entrance.
Lines should shorten in "an hour or so," Gillis said.
Elizabeth Warren (D), Scott Brown (R): U.S. Senate
Scott 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.
Joe Kennedy III (D), Sean Bielat (R): 4th Congressional District
Kennedy and Bielat are squaring off to take the place of long-time Democratic Congressman Barney Frank. After losing the Fourth Congressional District by 11 percentage points to Newton Democrat Barney Frank in the 2010 election, Republican Sean Bielat thinks a second try in 2012 will pay off. Kennedy is the son of former Congressman Joe Kennedy and the grandson of Senator Robert Kennedy, the 31-year-old former Middlesex assistant district attorney was quick to say that he is his own person.
Claire Cronin (D), Dan Murphy (R): Mass. House 11th Plymouth District
The district represents precincts 1-5 in Easton. Both Easton residents, Cronin is a mediator and Murphy is a Selectman and accountant in town. To see where they stand on the issues, click here.
Sherry Costa Hanlon (D), Shaunna O'Connell (R): Mass. House 3rd Bristol District
The district represents precinct 6 in Easton. Both Taunton residents, Incumbent Shaunna O'Connell is defending her seat against Democratic Challenger Sherry Costa-Hanlon. To learn about where they stand, click here.