[UPDATED, 12:40 a.m., Nov. 7] Waltham Election Results 2012
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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.
U.S. Congressman Ed Markey (D), Tom Tierney (R): 5th Congressional District
Ed Markey has been the Conressman representing Waltham for years. He faces off against Tom Tierney, an actuary consultant, who post his previous bid for Congress in 2010. Two years ago, Markey defeated Gerry Demobrowski in the general election.
State Rep. John Lawn (D), Francis Stanton (R): Mass. House, 10th Middlesex District.
Lawn has been the state representative representing parts of Waltham, Watertown and Newton since he replaced Peter Koutoujian in a special election. He faces off against Stanton, a Waltham teacher. In 2010, Lawn defeated Republican Jim Dixon, of Waltham.
Mike Barrett (D), Sandi Martinez (R): Mass. State Senate, 3rd Middlesex District.
Incumbent Marilyn Devaney (D), Tom Sheff (I), Gov. Council.
Peter Koutoujian (D), Ernesto Petrone (U), Middlesex County Sheriff.
Koutoujian was appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick in 2012 to replace former Sheriff James DiPaola who shot himself in a Maine hotel room.
UPDATES FROM THE WALTHAM POLLS
12:40 a.m., Nov. 7: Barack Obama has been reelected U.S. President, John Lawn has won another term as the 10th Middlesex State Rep. and Mike Barrett has won the race for the 3rd Middlesex State Senate seat.
8:30 p.m.: Waltham has posted its final election results. The winners are: Barack Obama for President, Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate, Ed Markey for U.S. Congress, 5th District, Marilyn Devaney for Governor's Council, Michael Barrett for 3rd Middlesex State Senate, John Lawn for 10th Middlesex State Rep. and Peter Koutoujian for Middlesex County Sheriff.
Ballot Question: Question 1 (Right to Repair) and Question 3 (Medical Marijuana both won, and Question 2 (Right to Die) lost.
4:49 p.m.: Waltham City Clerk Russ Malone told the Boston Globe, according to its Waltham Your Town Twitter feed. He expects 28,000 voters to cast ballots today, around 4,000 more than the 2008 election. He also told the Globe he believes voters are more passionate in this election cycle than the last.
2:37 p.m.: As of 1:43 p.m., 1,023 voters had cast ballots at the Ward 1, precinct 2 polling place at Waltham High School. At that time, voter traffic was steady with a small line.
As of around 1:23 p.m., 533 voters had cast ballots at the Ward 6, precinct 2 polling place at the Arthur J. Clark Government Center. That figure is about 25 percent of the approximately 2,000 total registered voters, according to election warden Georgie Hallock and more than double the 200 voters they saw during the primary election. She called it "superior" turnout.
As of around 12:52 p.m., 787 voters had cast ballots at the Ward 8, precinct 2 polling place at the former South middle school. That is almost half of the approximately 1,800 registered voters. Traffic there was slow, but steady.
LIVE 2012 WALTHAM ELECTION RESULTS
|Race||Democratic Candidates||Results||Republican Candidates||Results||3rd Party Candidate||Results|
|U.S. Congress District, 5th||
|MA Senate DISTRICT 3rd Middlesex District||Mike Barrett||14,791||Sandi Martinez||7,246|
|MA House DISTRICT, 10th Middlesex
||John Lawn||5,420||Francis Stanton||2,114|
|Middlesex County Sheriff||Peter Koutoujian||19,194||Ernesto Petrone||2,728|
|Gov. Council||Marilyn Devaney||15,402||Tom Sheff (independent)||5,319|
|Question 1: 'Right to Repair'||Yes||17,913||No||3,003|
|Question 2: Prescription of Life-Ending Medication||Yes||12,323||No||11,284|
|Question 3: Medical Marijuana||Yes||15,044||No||8,197|