Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Stephen Lynch and Gabriel Gomez were the highest vote-getters in Mansfield
With the polls now closed, Mansfield voters preferred Democrat Congressman Stephen Lynch and Republican Gabriel Gomez in the special primary for the U.S. Senate. Unofficially, Lynch beat Markey 53.96%-46.04%, while Gomez's 40% was enough to beat Michael Sullivan's 31.47%. Third place Dan Winslow placed third with 28.38% of the vote. 1,916 residents came out to vote in the election which equals a turnout rate of 13.27% There were 1,236 voters for the Democratic primary and 680 for the Republican primary. With votes still being counted across the state, Mansfield will have to wait and see which candidates will move on to the general election in June. See below for full unofficial results from Mansfield:
As of noon, only 601 ballots have been filled out in Mansfield.
With talk of voter fatigue and low turnout across the state, the number in Mansfield does not come as a surprise. According to the noon counts, only 601 residents have voted in the U.S. Senate primary in Mansfield. The number placed turnout at 4.16% So far turnout has been the strongest in Precinct 2 with 127 voters. Precincts 3 and 1 follow with 119 and 115 voters. The polls at Mansfield High School will remain open until 8 p.m. To see how turnout is in all the precincts, check below. Precinct 1: 115 Precinct 2: 127 Precinct 3: 119 Precinct 4: 80 Precinct 5: 81 Precinct 6: 79
Monday, April 29, 2013
With tomorrow's primary for John Kerry's U.S. Senate seat, here is what you need to know about voting in Mansfield.
On April 29, voters across Massachusetts will decide who they want to represent the Democrats and the Republicans in this summer's special election for the U.S. Senate seate vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry. To help you with tomorrow's election, here is what you need to know about voting in Mansfield! Where to Vote All Mansfield residents can cast their ballot at Mansfield High School on East Street between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. If you cannot make it to the polls and you haven't done an absentee ballot, you can vote in person at Town Hall untill noon on April 29 at the Town Clerk's office. Who is Running? In the Democratic primary, Congressmen Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch will compete for their party's nomination. The Republicans …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
After looking at the pros and cons of a change of date, it is unlikely that the town will move the town election to the same day as the US Senate primary according to Town Manager William Ross.
While towns across Massachusetts are changing the date of their town elections to occur on the same day as the special primary for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry, it is unlikely that Mansfield will take a similar action. Locally, Wrentham, Plainville and Norfolk have moved their town elections to the same day as the primary. The Foxborough Board of Selectmen plan to take up the issue in the near future. After looking at the pros and cons of a change at the Feb. 20 meeting of the Mansfield Board of Selectmen, town clerk Marianne Staples could not recommend moving the May 14 town election to April 30, the date of the Special U.S. Senate Primary according to town manager William Ross. One of the issues was that the election would …