UPDATED: Kennedy, Devaney Win Democratic Primaries

The Fourth Congressional District, District Three Governor's Council and South Middlesex Registry of Deeds all had primary races on the Newton ballot.

Update 12:30 a.m. With the combined results numbers from the Boston Globe and Waltham Patch, it appears Maria Curtatone has won the South Middlesex Register of Deeds race with 24 percent of the vote.

Former Newton Mayor Tom Concannon finished third, according to these results, with 17 percent of the vote.

11:10 p.m. Democratic incumbent Marilyn Devaney has won the primary for the District Three Governor's Council seat, per the Associated Press. She will face Newton Independent in November. 

9:45 p.m. Kennedy and Bielat will face off in the Fourth Congressional District race in November. 

The Associated Press called Bielat the winner of the Republican primary with more than 70 percent of the vote.

9:07 p.m. All 32 Newton precincts are reporting now, with Kennedy taking the Democratic primary for the Fourth District and Bielat taking the Republican primary. 

Harry Margolis has won over the Newton voters for the District Three Governor's Council seat.

Former Newton Mayor Tom Concannon Jr. has won Newton for the South Middlesex Register of Deeds seat. 

9 p.m. According to the Boston Globe, the AP is calling Kennedy as the winner of the Democratic nomination for the Fourth District.

8:49 p.m.

Accordng to Boston Globe results, Bielat has opened up a wide lead in the Republican primary for the Fourth District. He has 1,844 votes with 30 precincts reporting (Childs with 427 and Steinhoff with 127).

8:45 p.m.

The Newton election results website is having some technical issues tonight, returning a "404 error" every so often. 

In other election news, Brookline resident Harry Margolis currently has the lead in the District Three Governor's Council race with 27 precincts reporting, according to Boston.com.

8:40 p.m. 

With just six precincts reporting district-wide, the Boston Globe has Joe Kennedy III in the lead for the Democratic nomination in the Fourth District and Sean Bielat in the lead for the Republican nomination.

With 11 out of 32 precincts reporting in Newton, Kennedy and Bielat are also int he lead for the nominations. 

Posted earlier:

The polls have officially closed for the 2012 Massachusetts State Primary and local election commissions and clerks are starting to tally the votes. 

The races on today's ballot in Newton included Democratic and Republican primaries for the Fourth Congressional District seat as well as a Democratic primary for the Governor's Council, District Three and the South Middlesex Register of Deeds. 


Throughout the day, election officials across the state reported low turnout at the polls; as of 3 p.m. the Boston Election Department reported via Twitter that only 5.5 percent of that city's registered voters had made it out to the polls. 

Here in Newton, Fourth District Democratic candidate Herb Robinson . 

Secretary of State William Galvin predicted only 15 percent of the state's registered voters would make it out to the polls today, according to the Boston Globe. 

Check back with this story for results as they come in!


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