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LIVE: 2012 Concord NH Election Results

The polls in Concord are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Get out and vote!

 

UPDATE, 7:04 p.m. 

We'll soon be posting results from Ward 5. Ward official Nick Wallner estimated that turnout was around 85 percent - huge!

UPDATE, 5:23 p.m.

At St. John Church, the Ward 6 voting location, about 1,500 voters had cast 2,900 ballots a little past 4 p.m. or close to a whopping 80 percent turnout.  

Across the river, around 4 p.m., in the South End at Ward 7, long lines of voters were seen at the polls. Officials said it had been busy all day, with voters cramping into the West Street Ward House. At that time, nearly 3,800 ballots had been cast so about 1,900 voters, or close to 70 percent of voters in that ward. 

Some good advice from Beefside Restauranton Manchester Street: "If you don't vote, don't complain" (I couldn't take a picture because I was driving). 

At around 3:30 p.m., Ward 8, on the Concord Heights, voters had cast more than 2,200 ballots. Republican state representative candidate Al Jones was hanging out at the polls with two firefighters, holding signs for Maggie Hassan and state Rep. Dick Patten, who is also a city councilor for the ward. Ward officials guesstimated that about a quarter of the voters were not taking the Concord School Board ballots. 

UPDATE, 3:07 p.m. 

Just a quick note to readers: We may see higher turnout percentages in Concord due to the 2011 voter registration purge which removed nearly 6,700 voters from the rolls as part of the 2010 Census. 

In 2008, the turnout was 71.7 percent, with 30,000-plus eligible voters. That year, 21,682 voted. There are now more than 24,000 voters so we could see turnout up around 75 or 80 percent this year. 

UPDATE, 1:42 p.m. 

The Concord City Clerk's office is reporting that, so far, everything is going very smoothly. No problems to report. A lot of calls about same-day registrations and polling location information but that's about it. 

At Ward 9 at around 1:30 p.m., about 1,200 voters or 44 percent had cast votes according to ward officials. More than 130 people filed new registrations to vote, including new American voters from Liberia, Germany, Russia, Ireland, China, India, Lebanon, and Somalia, casting ballots for the first time in the states, according to ward officials. 

Over in Ward 10, the city's most conservative ward which covers northeast parts of Concord, 2,874 ballots had been cast or about 1,500 voters at a little past 1 p.m. or about 46 percent. 

At around 12:45 p.m., nearly 1,500 ballots had been cast in Ward 3, the ward with the city's lowest number of registered voters. The total represents about 43 percent at that time. There was a musician hanging out at the polls, strumming a guitar in the cold. 

The highest turnout in the city, so far, has been in Ward 1, which had more than 1,200 voters or nearly 50 percent, at a little past noon. Only a handful of voters in the ward live in the Concord School District so school board candidate ballots were a minimum. 

Turnout could be heavier in the Penacook due to the battle of the Lizs: The race for County Commissioner between incumbent commissioner and long-term Ward 1 City Councilor Liz Blanchard, D-Penacook, and former gubernatorial candiate, state representative, and Concord Mayor Liz Hager, R-Concord. 

At-Large City Councilor and state Rep. Steve Shurtleff, D-Penacook, said the polling location had a stready stream of voters throughout the morning. 

UPDATE, 11:43 a.m.

This morning, the Ward 9 was busy, with a line out the door, as shown in the picture posted on this story. 

At around 10:30 a.m., Ward 5 had nearly 800 voters.

A number of students from St. Paul's School were seen filing same-day voter registration cards in order to vote. 

Ann McLane Kuster, a Democrat candidate running for Congress in the 2nd Congressional District, visited with supporters at 10:40 a.m. . 

Another line was seen at the Ward 4 polling location where 778 voters had cast ballots at around 11 a.m. 

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Concord Election Results No. 6, 2012

PRESIDENT

W 1 W 2 W 3 W 4 W 5 W 6 W 7 W 8 W 9 W 10 Total Obama 1,624 1294 1,028 1,413 1,703 1,349 1,720 1,199 1,189 1,575 14,156 Romney 778 696 540 547 807 511 806 673 733 1,161 7,299 Johnson 27 24 18 28 15 32 23 29 32 10 239 Goode 1 1 2 3 0 4 1 1 1 3 17

GOVERNOR


W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 Total Hassan 1,638 1,320 1,083 1,424 1,721 1,317 1,764 1,216 1,240 1,679 14,457 Lamontagne 687 614 473 489 744 476 717 584 638 1,013 6,479 Babiarz 71 57 33 65 31 82 50 69 54 31 546

2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 Total Kuster 1,417 1,162 929 1,254 1,566 1,157 1,535 1,065 1,096 1,433 12,667 Bass 807 703 577 568 860 539 845 676 708 1,168 7,492 Macia 129 91 48 109 40 122 92 94 81 66 882

STATE SENATE

W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 Total Larsen 1,629 1,296 1,103 1,395 1,808 1,285 1,787 1,237 1,243 1,724 14,569 Harman 621 586 413 476 588 460 601 504 573 865 5,725

MERRIMACK 10 (Ward 5, Hopkinton)

Ward 5 Hopkinton Total Johnson 678 1,168 1,846 Kennedy 685 1,381 2,066 Myler 1,330 1,951 3,281 Richardson 1,484 2,289 3,773 Rosano 604 964 1,568 Wallner 1,577 1,969 3,546

MERRIMACK 17 (Ward 8)

Ward 8 Dick Patten 1,149 Chris Wood 571

MERRIMACK 18 (Ward 9)

Ward 9 Candace Bouchard 1,120 Kevin Moore 614

MERRIMACK 19 (Ward 10)

Ward 10 Christy Bartlett 1,474 Ken Georgevits 1,112

MERRIMACK 28 (Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7)

Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 6 Ward 7 Total Gile 1,359 1,085 944 1,190 994 994 1,434 Noyes 805 722 513 571 579 579 761 Rice 1,032 804 739 1,010 848 848 1,416

MERRIMACK 29 (Wards 8, 9, 10) 

W8 W9 W10 Total Rogers 1,152 1,171 1,518 3,899 Jones 539 586 990 2,151

SCHOOL BOARD (Three 3-year seats)

W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 Total Ardinger 130 779 825 921 1,321 848 1,262 733 890 1,362 9,113 Cofrin 101 480 564 579 775 563 934 477 619 1,104 6,222 Cogswell 127 667 807 884 1,318 732 1,272 689 779 1,356 8,670 Spencer 106 547 534 672 878 608 814 537 698 933 6,360

SCHOOL BOARD (One 2-year seat)

W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 Total Croteau 121 499 594 590 662 506 922 541 544 935 5,942 Mauck 21 112 149 148 281 155 214 71 125 214 1,495 Taylor 28 287 220 328 379 344 352 259 344 377 2,932 Weiner 43 275 226 333 317 325 365 246 362 545 3,050

Merrimack County Commissioner

W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 Total Blanchard 1,379 1,037 802 1,070 1,141 1,009 1,186 953 953 1,173 8,573 Hager 815 773 638 691 1,114 647 1,029 731 771 1,308 10,742

Merrimack County Treasurer 

W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 Total Bernier 1,289 1,031 843 1,114 1,333 1,041 1,332 984 988 1,258 11,263 Hammond 798 710 527 581 747 554 758 645 685 1,087 7,136

Merrimack County Register of Deeds

W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 Total Guay 1,139 930 736 751 1,101 743 1,113 916 847 1,478 9,810 Soderstrom 1,005 859 671 989 1,089 883 1,069 766 855 967 9,190

Executive Council 

W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 Total Tierney 786 696 524 541 722 562 732 651 672 1,013 12,640 Van Ostern 1,382 1,128 936 1,254 1,603 1,136 1,559 1,023 1,081 1,479 19,588
Rick Watrous November 07, 2012 at 01:57 AM
To add to the above numbers... At Ward 7, 2589 votes were cast (out of 2940 registered voters), a very strong showing. It was a very busy day in the South End. All the Constitutional Amendment questions lost: Question 1, Yes: 851, No: 1305; Question 2, Yes 732, No 1377; Question 3, Yes 640, No 1470. Rick Watrous, running unopposed, received 1666 votes for Ward 7 State Rep.
Sarah Aiken November 07, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Can we get ward 3 results?
Tony Schinella November 07, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Still waiting for the city to send them to me. They are delayed do to absentee ballot scanning that wasn't done. I should have them soon. :-)
Watts November 07, 2012 at 03:08 AM
And Obama wins New Hampshire! I really don't think that Obama could have done this without the help of News Fish and Dumpy. Without them scaring off the centrist, by showing just how rabid extremists can be, I honestly think that NH could have been in play. So a tip of the hat to News Fish and Dumpy!

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