Hingham Election Results 2012

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Hingham saw an 83 percent turnout for Tuesday's election as the majority of residents voted Republican.

The closest race in Hingham was the Presidential as 51 percent of registered voters in town selected  Mitt Romney compared with 48 percent who voted Barrack Obama.

See full results in the table below and check out the updates throughout the election day in Hingham.


     Race       Democratic Candidates Results Republican Candidates Results 3rd Party Candidate Results U.S. President


Romney-Ryan 51 %

U.S. Senate

Elizabeth Warren

Scott Brown 58%

U.S. Congress District 8

Stephen Lynch

 58 %
Joe Selvaggi
 41 %

MA Senate DISTRICT  Plymouth and Norfolk
Genevieve Davis 26 %
Robert Hedlund
 68 %


State Rep

Garrett Bradley
76 %

Answer Results Answer Results

Question 1: 'Right to Repair' Yes 77 %
No 11 %

Question 2: Prescription of Life-Ending Medication Yes  46%
No 50%

Question 3: Medical Marijuana Yes 57%
No 39%

UPDATE: 9:20 p.m. Bob Hedlund announced winner, WATD reports. Hedlund wants full Weymouth and Hingham results before giving victory speech. Davis will not concede.

UPDATE: 9:14 p.m.  Hedlund defeated Davis in her hometown of Norwell, WATD reports.

The incumbent is one step closer to winning a tenth term.

9:00 p.m. Stephen Lynch is now leading 79 percent to 21 percent, according to Channel 7 News.

UPDATE: 8:40 p.m. Stephen Lynch is leading Selvaggi 75% to 25 % according to Channel 5 news.

UPDATE:  As of 4 pm, the Boston Globe reported 56% of Hingham's registered voters had voted, Town Clerk Eileen McCracken said.

UPDATE 3:05 p.m. East Elementary School principal Tony Keady released the following results from the school's mock election:

  • Barack Obama =  308 votes (51%)
  • Mitt Romney = 297 votes (49%)

UPDATE: 2:01 p.m.  Keyes said he expects the majority of voters to be at the polls between 4-6 p.m.  He also said the results will be posted at Hingham High School after polls close.

UPDATE: 2:00 p.m. Town Clerk Eileen McCracken believes Hingham could see a 90 percent voter turnout.  The Town had an 85 percent turnout in 2008.  Assistant Bob Keyes said he has never seen so many voters at Hingham High School.  He said the voters were lined up at the door at 7:00 a.m

UPDATE: 1:25 p.m. Robert Eaton stood at Hingham High School with a Scott Brown and Mitt Romney sign.  The retired Lt. Colonel said he doesn't get Massachusetts' voters. 

"Romney will win by a landslide," Eaton said. "I can't understand how our current president thinks."

UPDATE: 1:20 p.m. Hurley said Obama has kept the country afloat when the rest of the world is falling apart.

UPDATE 1:15 p.m. Obama and Warren supporters Elsa Engelhart, Margaret Stark, Shelley Swindell and Marie Hurley said they have received several thumps up from passerbyers at Hingham High School.

"People feel confident about Warren and she will do good for the everyday man," Stark said.

UPDATE: 1:00 p.m. Congressional candidate Joseph Selvaggi arrives at Hingham High School with his wife Pauline to thank his supporters.  The first time candidate for Congress said he was surprised by the large turnout and amazed by the voters' enthusiasm.  He said citizens should not take the right to vote for granted.

UPDATE: 12:50 p.m. State Rep. James Murphy (D-Weymouth), who now represents Precinct 2, stands side by side with his supporters at Hingham High School.  Murphy said he is good friends with Hingham State Rep. Garrett Bradley, who represents all of the other Hingham precincts.  The two actually went to BC High School together and Murphy hopes he can win today and join his former classmate as a Representative of Hingham.  "I'm cautiously optimistic," Murphy laughed.  Murphy said he is fighting to protect the environment and coastline and hopes to bring local aid to Hingham.

 UPDATE 12:45 p.m. Heather Doyle, Derek Gibson, and Matthew Keating stand in front of the Hingham High School and said they've seen a steady flow of voters at Hingham's largest polling location.  Gibson said he has seen a strong response for Scott Brown.

UPDATE 12:30 p.m. Tahni Morell and Kathleen Koenen tell voters at the Hingham Middle School to vote NO on Question 2.  They said there are flaws on the ballot question and said if it passes there will be huge problems.

UPDATE 12:15 p.m. Laura Marwill and Tom Costello of the Hingham Republican Town Committee stood in front of the Hingham Middle School in support of Mitt Romney and Scott Brown.  They said they noticed less Obama signs this election compared to 2008.  They also said the turnout this year is absolutely larger than that of the 2008 Presidential Election.  Both Marwill and Costello believe the majority of voters in Hingham will select Brown on the ballot.

UPDATE 12 p.m. Fred Heap, age 73, stood with a Robert Hedlund sign at Hingham Middle School and said this was the highest voter turnout that he has ever seen in his life.  He said there has been a steady flow of cars flowing in to the voting location for Precincts 5-6.

UPDATE 11:45 a.m.  There was still a steady flow of voters from Precinct 5A at Linden Ponds.  A total of 609 out of the 1103 registered voters had already voted.  Saunders said she wouldn’t be surprised if 100 percent of registered residents casted their votes.  Saunders placed reminders in the Linden Ponds elevators and handed out stickers that said, “I voted today.”

UPDATE: 9:00 a.m. Voters waited in a five minute line at the Hingham Middle School to vote.

UPDATE 7:05 a.m. Linden Ponds Political Interest Chair Marty Saunders said voters lined up at the door to vote. She expects a 90 percent voter turnout.

UPDATE 7:00 a.m. voters lined up from the Hingham High School gymnasium all the way out the front entrance waiting to vote, Town Clerk Eileen McCracken reported.


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