Westborough Election Results 2012

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Voting in Westborough on Tuesday was consistent with state and national results except for one race.

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Scott Brown won Westborough, but challenger Elizabeth Warren won the election.

In Westborough, Brown received 4,839 votes to Warren's 4,244, according to updated unofficial results from Town Clerk Nancy Yendriga.

In the presidential race, Westborough supported President Barack Obama over former Gov. Mitt Romney, 5,083 to 3,897.

For Middlesex and Worcester District state senator, Westborough supported incumbent James Eldridge over Dean Cavaretta, 4,915 to 3,320.

For Fourth Middlesex District state representative, Westborough Precincts 1 and 3 supported Danielle Gregoire over incumbent Steven Levy, 1,508 to 1,485.

For Eighth Middlesex District state representive, Westborough Precinct 2 supported incumbent Carolyn Dykema over Marty Lamb, 799 to 505.

All results are unofficial. Westborough Patch will update them when new numbers are available.

Voting was steady here throughout Tuesday. Voting lines extended into school halls, in some cases, during the early evening.

Precincts 1 and 3 voted at the Gibbons Middle School. Precinct 2 voted at the Hastings Elementary School. And Precincts 4 and 5 voted at the Mill Pond School.

"It's phenomenal. I've never seen it before," election Clerk Clare Tozeski said at Gibbons around 1:20 p.m.

"In Precinct 3, they've been busy all day."

Gibbons had seen 1,740 voters between Precincts 1 and 3 as of about 1:20 p.m. The polls opened at 7 a.m.

At Mill Pond, 2,376 voters had cast ballots as of 1:40 p.m. And at Hastings, 768 votes were cast as of 2 p.m.

"We've got a guy who's been on the (Democratic) town committee forever, always sits all day at Gibbons, he's has never seen a turnout like this before. Even four years ago," resident Steve Hilton said while holding a campaign sign for Dykema at Hastings.

At Mill Pond, resident Judith Tully held campaign signs for her candidates, including Eldridge.

"He's just done so many good things for the people in the community of Westborough," Tully said.

"He's smart. Responsive."

Westborough's earliest voters Tuesday waited in line in 20-plus degree cold for, in some cases, 30 minutes.

Westborough's three polling places saw a steady stream of voters -- many carrying coffee -- when they opened.

"Jan" was first in line at the Gibbons polls.

She said she arrived around 6:10 a.m. -- 50 minutes before the polls opened.

"Four years ago, we came first in line," Jan said.

"We're very excited, because this is a very important election. They all are."

She was among several hundred Westborough residents who voted early in the morning.

"We had all the booths filled up," Chief Clerk Joan Pavolis said at Mill Pond around 7:20 a.m.

"There's over 100 votes in the first 18 minutes."

Westborough Republican Town Committee Vice Chairman Nancy Quimby predicted the turnout will be "very big. At least 85 percent, I think."

Republicans in Westborough are "definitely more energized" than in 2008, she said.

"Since four years ago, we have Scott Brown on the ballot. And people really are excited about Mitt Romney now, too," Quimby said while holding signs for Brown, Levy and Cavaretta at Gibbons.

At Mill Pond, resident Greg Mangan called Tuesday "probably the biggest election that people have had."

"We may see a record turnout for this election," Mangan said while holding a sign urging voters to support Question 4, the non-binding proposal about limiting political spending.

"The weather is beautiful. There's no reason not to vote today."

At Hastings, around 7:50 a.m., Warden Lucille Killoh said the turnout "reminds us of four years ago."

Outside the Hastings polls, "Steve" said he voted because "it's your civic duty to vote."

He said he didn't wait at all to vote.

Resident Alan Carlson called Tuesday "an important election."

"I don't like the direction the country's going in," Carlson said while holding signs for Brown.

"I think there's too much debt. I think we need a change."


State Senator

James Eldridge 4,915

Dean Cavaretta 3,320


State Rep. (Precinct 2)

Carolyn Dykema 799

Marty Lamb 505


State Rep. (Precincts 1 and 3)

Steven Levy 1,485

Danielle Gregoire 1,508

Jody Hensley November 06, 2012 at 03:31 PM
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Townie November 07, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Did i hear someone say "Blunt"


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