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Canton Election Results 2012

Updates on the 2012 elections here in Canton will be posted throughout the day. Connect with us on Twitter too at #PatchElections and tell us what you see by tweeting @CantonMAPatch and commenting on facebook.com/CantonMAPatch.

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Also, tell us what you've seen at the polls in the comments below: How long did you wait to vote today? Which candidate has the most visible presence among sign holders? Join the conversation in the comments.

Scott Brown (R), Elizabeth Warren (D): 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.

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D), Joseph Selvaggi (R): 8th Congressional District

Joseph Selvaggi will challenge Rep. Stephen Lynch after defeating Republican opponent Matt Temperley in a tight 8th Congressional race in this year's State Primary. Massachusetts lost a Congressional seat after the 2010 U.S. Census results showed a population shift within the state. After Jan. 1, 2013, there will no longer be a 10th Congressional District. The 9th District, where Canton now sits, will become part of the 8th District. Basically, the 8th District is the old 9th, and you can't get more New England than that description.

State Senate/Rep. Races

Canton's State Rep., William C. Galvin, and State Senator Brian A. Joyce will seek re-election on Tuesday in their own respective races.

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Editor's Note: The unofficial results below have been updated as of 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 and reflect the total numbers from voters in the Town of Canton for the 2012 Election. To see results by each precinct in Canton, click here.

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U.S. Senate

Elizabeth Warren

5576 Scott Brown 6728 U.S. Congress District 8

Stephen Lynch

8523 Joseph Selvaggi 3088 MA Senate: Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District Brian A. Joyce 9263 N/A MA House 6th Norfolk District
William C. Galvin 9705 N/A Answer Results Answer Results Question 1: 'Right to Repair' Yes 9051 No 1273 Question 2: Prescription of Life-Ending Medication Yes 5640 No 6367 Question 3: Medical Marijuana Yes 7129 No 4808 Question 4: Community Preservation Act Yes 6500 No 5011

Canton Updates From The Polls

12:37 p.m. - The voting lines around Canton increased with the lunch crowd hoping to get in to vote during their lunch hour. The next phase will begin after work around 6:00 p.m.

9:48 a.m. - At 7:30 a.m., the voting line at the J.F. Kennedy Elementary School went way into the parking lot with a half hour wait to get inside the gymasium to vote. Outside, signs for Warren and Brown lined the entrance of the parking lot.

Local residents Diane Gustafson and Andrea Naddaff held Elizabeth Warren signs and were enthusiastic to have their opinions heard.

"Warren knows what needs to be done with the Wall Street financial catastrophe," said Gustafson. "I've been working on her behalf since August."

Added Naddaff, "It's about time we had a woman in the Senate."

Holding a sign for Scott Brown, voter Joyce Kessler said, "Scott Brown to me is like Mr. Smith goes to Washington. I believe that Brown has a long career in politics."

5:45 a.m. - Polls will be open today until 8 p.m. Poll locations are as follows:

  • Precinct 1 & 6: Canton High School
  • Precinct 2: Dean S. Luce Elementary School
  • Precinct 3: Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical School
  • Precinct 4 & 5: John F. Kennedy Elementary School

Check back throughout the day Tuesday for updates from the polls in Canton.

Buseybee November 06, 2012 at 03:42 PM
I voted at the Luce School this morning at 7:30am. There were about 50 or 60 people in the P - Z line and NOBODY in the line for A - O. What was that all about? Maybe for the next election someone should look at the street lists again and divide the alphabet into three or more sections to keep the lines moving more rapidly. Maybe it was just a fluke but it did seem way off kilter. Luckily everyone was in a good mood and talking with each other so it made the time pass quickly. Thanks to all the Poll Volunteers!
Christine Smith November 06, 2012 at 05:15 PM
I was at Precincts 1 and 6 at CHS this morning & there was a long line by 7 am. Busy throughout the morning too.
Patti Buresh November 06, 2012 at 06:41 PM
I think the best time to vote would be between 3 and 4 PM! This seems like the biggest election in years! With the state of economy, retirement, education and middle class tax issues everyone is concerned about our future. Assisted Suicide and medical marijuana are other important issues!!
Chris Davis November 06, 2012 at 10:58 PM
I'd like to say congratulations, and thank you, to the folks who ran the polling station at the high school (CHS) today. I was there around 3 and, while it was full, I was right in and back out. My wife went at 5:30, and she had the same experience. After hearing horror stories from other polling areas (my mom waited in line for 2+ hours in RI) I think that's a job well done. Thanks to the volunteers!
Amy Nachbar (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 11:21 PM
They did start separating the lines when I arrived at the Kennedy School at 7:30 a.m.
Amy Nachbar (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Thank you for your positive feedback!
Christine Smith November 07, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Canton passed the Community Preservation Act yesterday!
Mary Jane Mangan November 07, 2012 at 02:44 PM
When will we get to see the rest of the precincts? Precinct 1 was posted last night and nothing since.
Mary Jane Mangan November 07, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Where did you get the results? They aren't posted on Patch or Cable 8. I'd like to see the Precinct results.
Matt Perkins (Editor) November 07, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Hi Mary Jane - only results from Precinct 1 were available as of late last night. The post was updated this morning with the full town results. I just included a link to the Town's Website which includes results broken down by precinct. Thanks for asking - hope that helps!


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