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State Election Results November 6, 2012

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, the State Election was held in the Becket Town Hall, 557 Main Street, on November 6, 2012.  The polling hours were 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Prior to the polls opening, the Ballot Box was publicly opened, examined and found to be empty; the register was set at zero.  The results of the election are as follows:

VOTES
Electors of President & Vice President (Vote for One)
Blanks
5
Johnson and Gray
14
Obama and Biden
686
Romeny and Ryan
259
Stein and Honkala
10
Write Ins:
1
All Others
~
TOTAL VOTES
975
Senator in Congress (Vote for One)
Blanks
20
Scott P. Brown
314
Elizabeth Warren
641
Write Ins:
0
All Others
~
TOTAL VOTES
975
Representative in Congress (Vote for One)
Blanks
228
Richard E. Neal
740
Write Ins:
7
All Others
TOTAL VOTES
975
Councillor (Vote for One)
Blanks
144
Michael J. Albano
589
Michael Franco
237
Write Ins:
5
All Others
TOTAL VOTES
975
Senator in General Court (Vote for One)
Blanks
212
Benjamin Brackett Downing
750
Write Ins:
13
All Others
TOTAL VOTES
975
Representative in General Court (Vote for One)
Blanks
105
William "Smitty" Pignatelli
662
Lee Scott Lagenour
207
Write Ins:
1
All Others
0
TOTAL VOTES
975
Clerk of Courts (Vote for One)
Blanks
232
Deborah S. Capless
740
Write Ins:
3
All Others
0
TOTAL VOTES
975
Register of Deeds(Vote for One)
Blanks
211
Patsy Harris
759
Write Ins:
5
All Others
0
TOTAL VOTES
975
Regional School Committee (Becket) (Vote for One)
Blanks
267
John J. Les
700
Write Ins:
8
All Others
0
TOTAL VOTES
975
Regional School Committee (Dalton) (Vote for not more than Three)
Blanks
1635
Richard P. Farley
493
Richard E. Lacatell
358
Katherine Caffrey
435
Write Ins:
All Others
~
TOTAL VOTES
2921
Regional School Committee (Hinsdale) (Vote for One)
Blanks
324
John Conner
388
Kerri A. W. Striebel
263
Write Ins:
All Others
~
TOTAL VOTES
975
Regional School Committee (Peru) (Vote for One)
Blanks
409
Gary Stergis
566
Write Ins:
All Others
~
TOTAL VOTES
975
Regional School Committee (Washington) (Vote for One)
Blanks
357
Michael F. Case
617
Write Ins:
1
All Others
~
TOTAL VOTES
975
Regional School Committee (Windsor) (Vote for One)
Blanks
391
Richard J. Wagner
584
Write Ins:
All Others
~
TOTAL VOTES
975
QUESTION 1 (Law Proposed by Initiative Petition)
This proposed law would prohibit any motor vehicle manufacturer, starting with model year 2015, from selling or leasing, either directly or through a dealer, a new motor vehicle without allowing the owner to have access to the same diagnostic and repair information made available to the manufacturer's dealers and in-state auhtorized repair facilities.
Blanks
175
YES
659
NO
141
TOTAL VOTES
975
QUESTION 2 (Law Proposed by Initiative Petition)
This proposed law would allow a physician licensed in Massachusetts to prescribe medication, at a terminally ill patient's request, to end that patient's life…
Yes
687
No
251
Blanks
37
TOTAL VOTES
975
QUESTION 3 (Law Proposed by Initiative Petition)
This proposed law would eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. To qualify, a patient must have been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition, such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV-positive status or AIDS, hepatitis C, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, or multiple sclerosis.
Yes
709
No
227
Blanks
39
TOTAL VOTES
975
QUESTION 4 (This Question Is Not Binding)
Shall the state senator from this disctict be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and States my place limits on political contributions and political contributions and political spending?
Yes
718
No
135
Blanks
122
TOTAL VOTES
975
QUESTION 5 (This Question Is Not Binding)
Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by investing in manufacturing, schools, housing, renewable energy, transportation and other public services; (3) provide new revenues for these purposes and to reduce the long-term federal deficit by closing corporate tax loopholes, ending offshore tax havens, and raising taxes on incomes over $250,000; and (4) redirect military spending to these domestic needs by reducing the military budget, ending the war in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops home safely now ?
Yes
692
No
168
Blanks
115
TOTAL VOTES
975
Town of Becket, Total Registered Voters:  
1354
Ballots cast:  
975
Percent Voting
72%



A total of   975  votes were cast.  There were 94 absentee ballots, 12 Provisional ballots, and 22   spoiled ballots.  The AutoMARK voter assist terminal was tested at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Election Officials were Gale LaBelle (Warden),Eva Bonney (Clerk), Ann Krawet,  Al Trivers Charles Francis, Paullette Feit, Beth VanNess, Pat Clemons, Alvin Blake, Joan Moylan, Josh Lombard, Meredyth Babcock and Stephen LaBelle.  The Constable was Michael Sawyer.  The polls closed at 8:00 p.m. and the unofficial results were printed and posted.

Respectfully submitted,


George E. Roberts,
Town Clerk


 
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