Stoughton Election Results 2012

Stoughton backed Barack Obama for President and Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate as 77 percent of voters in town went to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - Election Day.

After months (or has it been years?) of campaigning, countless debates and stump speeches, and hours of analyzing the electoral college map, Americans went to the polls for the Presidential Election.

There were also plenty of local races and questions on the ballot.

Polls were open in Stoughton from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Take a look at Stoughton's results below and in the media gallery of this article.


Voter Turnout Percentage = 77% (13,986 of 18,149)

These are not the final results; still awaiting 2 overseas ballots and researching 37 provisional ballots.

     Race       Democratic Candidates Results Republican Candidates Results U.S. President*


Romney-Ryan 40%

U.S. Senate

Elizabeth Warren

Scott Brown 49%

U.S. Congress District 8

Stephen Lynch

Joseph Selvaggi 21.5%

MA Governor's Council Second District Robert Jubinville 56%
Earl Sholley 26.9%

MA Senate: Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District Brian A. Joyce Uncontested

MA House 6th Norfolk District (Precincts 1, 5, 7 and 8)
William C. Galvin Uncontested N/A

MA House 8th Norfolk District (Precincts 2, 3, 4, and 6) Louis L. Kafka Uncontested N/A

Answer Results Answer Results Question 1: 'Right to Repair' Yes 74.6%
No 12%

Question 2: Prescription of Life-Ending Medication Yes 41.6%
No 54%

Question 3: Medical Marijuana Yes 57.6%
No 37.7%

* Gary Johnson/Jim Gray (Libertarian) and Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala (Green-Rainbow) are running for president as third-party candidates.


Here's a closer look at the races in Massachusetts that were decided today:

Barack Obama (D), Mitt Romney (R) - President

Elected in 2008, President Barack Obama, a Democrat, seeks reelection, facing former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee. Obama defeated Republican nominee John McCain in 2008, 365 electoral votes to 173, and 53-percent to 46-percent in the popular vote. Obama carried Massachusetts 62-36 in 2008. Massachusetts has not voted for a Republican presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan in 1984.

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 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.

Robert Jubinville (D), Earl Sholley (R): Mass. Governor’s Council, Second District

After winning their parties' nominations in the Sept. 6 primary, Democratic candidate Robert Jubinville of Milton and Republican candidate Earl Sholley of Norfolk will vie for the Second District Governor's Council seat on Nov. 6.

State Senate/State Representative Races

Rep. Louis Kafka, a Stoughton Democrat (representing precincts 2, 3, 4 and 6) and Rep. William Galvin, a Canton Democrat (representing precincts 1, 5, 7 and 8) and Sen. Brian A. Joyce, a Milton Democrat (representing all precincts) are all running unopposed this election cycle, and each is set to be reelected to another two-year term.

Stoughton Updates From The Polls

Check back throughout the day Tuesday for updates from the polls in Stoughton by clicking here.

Fiscal Conservative November 07, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Fortunately, most of his foolishness can be blocked.
DJ November 08, 2012 at 12:22 AM
All you idiotic white males above. Please reread your posts and understand that your thinking is precisely why this country can not move forward. YOU create the gridlock. YOU will not learn. YOU are the selfish and foolish Americans crippling this country.
Heather November 08, 2012 at 02:44 AM
Leave it to a democrat to play the race card.
DJ November 08, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Heather I'm an Independent and statistics don't lie. Not playing a race card any more then I played a gender card. I was however heated from reading racist, gender remarks on another thread and sure my frustration carried over.
bill s November 11, 2012 at 01:23 PM
poor weeping repubs,maybe they long for those BUSH years and all the faux patriotism


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