Norwood 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.
Stephen Lynch (D), Joe Selvaggi (R): 9th Congressional District
Stephen Lynch has been representing Norwood and the 9th Congressional District in the U.S. Congress for the past 11 years, since he was sworn in in October of 2001 following the passing of Congressman John Joseph Moakley. He is being challenged in the 2012 election by Republican businessman Joe Selvaggi. In 2010, Lynch defeated challenger Vernon Harrison with 68 percent of the vote.
John Rogers (D), James Stanton (R): Mass. House 12th Norfolk District
John Rogers has been the State Representative for Norwood and Walpole for the past 20 years. In 2010, Rogers swept all nine Norwood districts over his then and current challenger Stanton.
LIVE 2012 NORWOOD ELECTION RESULTS
|Race||Democratic Candidates||Results||Republican Candidates||Results||3rd Party Candidate||Results|
|8,098||Romney-Ryan||6,292||Johnson and Stein (combined)||206|
|U.S. Congress District 9
|MA Senate Suffolk and Norfolk District
|MA House 12th Norfolk District
|Question 1: 'Right to Repair'||Yes||10,664||No||1,462|
|Question 2: Prescription of Life-Ending Medication||Yes||5,835||No||8,162|
|Question 3: Medical Marijuana||Yes||7,766||No||6,144|
Updates from the Polls
7:00 a.m. - Polls are open in Norwood.
9:30 a.m. - Rogers, Stanton Make Final Appeal to Voters
10:32 a.m. - According to the Town Clerk's office, unofficial results will be available this evening at the Town Hall. Polls close at 8 p.m.
10:52 a.m. - Traffic moving smoothly but slowly in South Norwood by the Balch School polling station, where if signage was equivalent to votes, Republican candidates would be winning. Sign holders are fairly evenly split at the Civic Center polling station however, where there is still a line out the door.
12:08 p.m. - The morning rush seems to have ended at most of the town's polling places, Norwood Police assisting with pedestrian crossing and traffic direction in the center of town to keep things moving.
12:30 p.m. - Stephen Lynch: 'The People of Norwood Have Made Me a Better Congressman'
3:00 p.m. - Sign holders still standing strong at Norwood polling stations. Traffic slow, but still moving. Keep your eyes open for pedestrians as you drive through town today, especially in the post-work voting rush.
3:09 p.m. - By 12:30 p.m. Norwood had a 40 percent voter turnout.
3:23 p.m. - Just a reminder: So far this year voter turnout for the Town Elections in April was 14.12 percent, for the Presidential Primary 17.31 percent of voters cast a ballot and lowest of all 12.86 percent came out for the State Primary Election.
3:37 p.m. - Some shout outs from Norwood residents on social media today:
One of our Twitter followers said, "Shout out to election workers at Callahan, organized and friendly..."
On our Facebook page, one resident said, "I love voting in Norwood. No lines (or if there are lines, very quick.)" Another commented, "First time voting in Norwood, I had a good experience. No lines and good service."
6:20 p.m. - According to the Town Clerk's office, the voter turnout numbers are "changing by the minute" in the evening rush. We should be able to get a better handle on results and turnout percentage once the polls close at 8 p.m.
8:00 p.m. - Polls closed in Massachusetts. We'll have results as soon as possible.