With reports of long lines at polling locations across the state, all signs pointed to strong voter turnout in Massachusetts for yesterday's state election.
But how many Newton residents made it out to vote? And how did it compare to 2008?
According to the Newton Election Commission's unofficial results, 78 percent of Newton's registered voters made it out to the polls yesterday, or 45,201 voters out of 57,700 registered.
This is a slight drop in turnout from the 2008 presidential election, where 80.75 percent voted, or 44,720 of the 55,381 registered at that time.
During yesterday's election, Ward 5, Precincts 3 and 4 had the highest turnout, with 84 percent of the registered voters making it to the polls. Ward 7, Precinct 3 had the lowest turnout with 66 percent voting.
Without much surprise, Newton voters headed to the polls yesterday and showed their strong support for the Democratic Party; all Democratic candidates won Newton handily, with almost every candidate taking 70 percent of the vote or more.
As for the ballot questions, Newton also made its choice clear, as all three binding questions passed easily as well as the non-binding Questions 4 and 5.
A table with Newton's total votes (based on unofficial results) is included below:
Race Democratic Candidates Results Republican Candidates Results 3rd Party Candidate Results U.S. President
Obama-Biden32,099 Romney-Ryan 12,154 Johnson-Gray (L)
Elizabeth Warren29,868 Scott Brown 15,034
U.S. Congress 4th District
Joseph Kennedy III32,668 Sean Bielat 10,434 David Rosa 761
10th Middlesex District
John Lawn 1,775 Francis Stanton 492
11th Middlesex District
Kay Khan 14,329 Greer Tan Swiston 4,935 Governor's Councillor
3rd District Marilyn Pettito Devaney 25,169
Thomas Sheff 10,428 Sheriff
Middlesex County Peter Koutoujian 30,300 Ernesto Petrone (unenrolled) 5,086
Answer Results Answer Results
Question 1: 'Right to Repair' Yes 33,266 No 4,104
Question 2: Prescription of Life-Ending Medication Yes 26,849 No 15,893
Question 3: Medical Marijuana Yes 30,520 No 12,159