Foxborough Election Results 2012

Here's a full recap of our Election Day 2012 coverage in Foxborough.

The local results are in from Tuesday's General Election. See how Foxborough voted:


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


Romney-Ryan 4,798

U.S. Senate

Elizabeth Warren

Scott Brown

U.S. Congress District 4

Joseph Kennedy III

Sean Bielat

MA Senate Norfolk and Bristol District James Timilty
Jeff Bailey

MA Governor's Council Second District
Robert Jubinville 3,888
Earl Sholley 4,151

Answer Results Answer Results

Question 1: 'Right to Repair' Yes 7,317
No 1,028

Question 2: Prescription of Life-Ending Medication Yes 4,426
No 5,037

Question 3: Medical Marijuana Yes 5,689
No 3,737

Foxborough Updates From The Polls

UPDATE (9 p.m.) - The results are in (see below). While President Barack Obama has reportedly won the state of Massachusetts, Gov. Mitt Romney won Foxborough by a slim margin - 4,798 to 4,745.

Foxborough Town Clerk Bob Cutler said final voter turnout in town waas 86 percent - 9,776.

"It was definitely within what I expected," Cutler said. 

Cutler said earlier in the week he expected about 85 percent voter turnout. The town clerk added it was another Election Day run smoothly in Foxborough.

"Everything went fine," Cutler said. "It was very busy with the typical issues you have during a presidential election based on numbers and things like that. Couldn't do it without the efforts of my co-workers, my wardens and assistant warden and all the different departments that help set up the polls and break down the polls. Great effort by everybody."

UPDATE (7 p.m.) - 82 percent of the town's registered voters has cast their ballots at the polls in Foxborough. Here's an hour-by-hour breakdown of voter turnout in town Tuesday:

  • 7 a.m. - 482 voters
  • 8 a.m. - 869 voters (1,351 total voters)
  • 9 a.m. - 801 voters (2,152 total voters)
  • 10 a.m. - 711 voters (2,863 total voters)
  • 11 a.m. - 866 voters (3,669 total voters)
  • 12 p.m. - 907 voters (4,576 total voters)
  • 1 p.m. - 469 voters (5,045 total voters)
  • 2 p.m. - 572 voters (5,617 total voters)
  • 3 p.m. - 587 voters (6,204 total voters)
  • 4 p.m. - 657 voters (6,861 total voters)
  • 5 p.m. - 820 voters (7,681 total voters)
  • 6 p.m. - 763 voters (8,444 total voters)
  • 7 p.m. - 1,011 voters (9,455 total voters)
  • 8 p.m. - 321 voters (9,776 total voters)

UPDATE (6 p.m.) - Check out scenes from Tuesday's General Election in Foxborough by clicking here.

UPDATE (5 p.m.) - One Foxborough voter holding an Elizabeth Warren political sign - next two Scott Brown signs - was seen wearing a hard hat and holding a broom, elluding to a "clean sweep" for the Democrats at the polls Tuesday. Clever presentation.

UPDATE (4:45 p.m.) - Foxborough Patch caught up with members of the town's Democratic Committee to hear what some of them had to say about today's election:

"I've been volunteering for Kennedy and Warren," said Michael Cohen, a town resident for 11 years. "They are both fighting for the middle class, which means they are fighting for me and that is why I worked with them through the campaign."

Cohen believes the race between Obama and Romney will be close.

"It's going to be a late night," Cohen said.

UPDATE (4:30 p.m.) - Foxborough Patch caught up with Foxborough resident Angela Davis, chair of the Women for Brown Coalition, member of the Bristol/Norfolk Republican State Committee and member of the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Republican party, to get her thoughts on Election Day in town.

"Turnout has been great," Davis said. "I heard we are averaging about 300 to 500 more people per hour than we did than 2008."

The reason?

"Rage against the machine in Washington D.C.," Davis said. "People need change. I've heard a lot of people that voted for Obama four years ago aren't voting for him [today]. It's people over party, that's the bottom line. We need somebody who is going to stop the gridlock [in Washington D.C.] and turn this country around."

Romney, according to Davis, is the right candidate for the job.

"He's somebody with a proven track record on Day 1," Davis said. "He will bring jobs and the economy back."

Davis added that she believes Independent voters are attracted to Romney because it means a change in administration.

"We need change," she said.

UPDATE (4 p.m.) - Foxborough Patch caught up with several Foxborough Republicans to get their thoughts on Election Day 2012. Here's what some of them had to say:

Lifelong Foxborough resident Teresa Payne: "We are ready for change. Obama had four years and didn't deliver. We need someone to get this country back on track. ... Romney says this election is about love for country. That's very presidential. It sounds like something [President Ronald] Reagan would say."

Said 44-year Foxborough resident Jack Tyanan: "I'm officially an Independent but you wouldn't know that today. I make a decision [on the candidates] each time. Obama energized the younger voters four years ago but I think people are ready for change."

UPDATE (3 p.m.) - Voter turnout continues to be the hot topic at the polls around the state and Foxborough is no different. As of 3 p.m., 6,204 of the town's 11,403 registered voters had casted ballots at the Ahern Middle School. The 11 a.m. to noon hour was the busiest, seeing 907 voters come through.

Here's a look at hour-by-hour voter turnout at Ahern Middle School Tuesday:

  • 7 a.m. - 482 voters
  • 8 a.m. - 869 voters (1,351 total voters)
  • 9 a.m. - 801 voters (2,152 total voters)
  • 10 a.m. - 711 voters (2,863 total voters)
  • 11 a.m. - 866 voters (3,669 total voters)
  • 12 p.m. - 907 voters (4,576 total voters)
  • 1 p.m. - 469 voters (5,045 total voters)
  • 2 p.m. - 572 voters (5,617 total voters)
  • 3 p.m. - 587 voters (6,204 total voters)

UPDATE (11 a.m.) - Here's a fun fact from the polls in Foxborough Tuesday: As of 9 a.m., 681 more voters had already turned out for the General Election than they did for the entire State Primary on Sept. 6.

UPDATE (10 a.m.) - Foxborough Town Manager Kevin Paicos was seen explaining the voting process to the three Pakistani civil servants – Sajjid Mubin, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman and Rashid Kahn - visiting Foxborough as part of a cultural exchange program from the U.S. State Department. The program is run through the Massachusetts Municipal Association and the Institute for Training and Development in Amherst.

Here's what Foxborough Patch reader Deborah A Stewart said about the program on Foxborough Patch's Facebook page:

"I was able to speak with [the Pakistani officials] and it was a wonderful conversation. Thursday at 3 p.m. at Town Hall they will have a presentation on their family lives etc. I think it would be great to realize we are all human beings at the end of the day."

UPDATE (9 a.m.) - Foxborough voters were coming out in droves Tuesday morning as 2,152 ballots had been casted by 9 a.m. at Ahern Middle School.

Foxborough Town Clerk Robert Cutler said the early morning turnout has been larger than it was this time four years ago for the 2008 General Election.

"Heavy turnout so far," Cutler said. "Expect to be heavy throughout the morning. We are at about 300 people more than we were this time in 2008."

Cutler said even with the high morning turnout he still expects about 85 percent of the town's 11,403 registered voters to participate in Tuesday's election.

Here's a look at hour-by-hour voter turnout at Ahern Middle School Tuesday morning:

  • 7 a.m. - 482 voters
  • 8 a.m. - 869 voters (1,351 total voters)
  • 9 a.m. - 801 voters (2,152 total voters)

Outside Ahern Middle School, Republicans and Democrats gathered on either side of the entrance to a full parking lot to show support for their respective parties. Cars lined the entrance to Ahern Middle School off Mechanic Street as voters packed into the middle school's gym.

This section will be updated.

Here's a closer look at the races in Massachusetts that will be decided today:

Scott Brown (R), Elizabeth Warren (D): U.S. Senate

Scott Brown has represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate since a January 2010 special election held to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the late Ted Kennedy. Brown defeated state Attorney General Martha Coakley with 1,168,107 votes, or 51.9 percent, to her 1,058,682 votes, or 47.1 percent.

Joseph Kennedy III (D), Sean Bielat (R): Fourth Congressional District

Tuesday will mark the first time Foxborough residents vote as part of the newly realigned Fourth District, as a result of the 2010 Federal Census and redistricting that followed. After winning their parties' nominations in the Sept. 6 primary, Republican candidate Sean Bielat will face Democratic candidate Joe Kennedy III in the final race for Barney Frank's seat in Congress. Congressman Frank is retiring after serving 16 terms (over 30 years) in the House. This is Kennedy's first campaign for Congress and Bielat's second. The Norfolk resident ran against Frank in 2010 and lost by 11 percentage points.

Robert Jubinville (D), Earl Sholley (R): Mass. Governor’s Council, Second District

After winning their parties' nominations in the Sept. 6 primary, Democratic candidate Robert Jubinville of Milton and Republican candidate Earl Sholley of Norfolk will vie for the Second District Governor's Council seat on Nov. 6.

James Timilty (D), Jeff Bailey (R): Senate in General Court (State Senator), Norfolk and Bristol District

The Norfolk and Bristol District is represented by State Senator James Timilty, a Democrat from Walpole. Timilty has been challenged by Attleboro Republican Jeff Bailey.

Karen Ostrom Kelly November 07, 2012 at 04:34 AM
Sooner or later, there will be more people receiving entitlements in this once great country, than there will be people actually working and paying taxes. That's what's going to collapse country. God Bless America - we need it more than ever. Forgive them O Lord as they not know what they do.
Dennis Naughton November 07, 2012 at 02:38 PM
A clean sweep for the people in MA: President Barack Obama re-elected; Senator Elizabeth Warren elected ;Congressman Joe Kennedy elected; Councillor Bob Jubinville elected; Senator Jim Timilty re-elected. In Attleboro--Representative Paul Heroux elected over incumbent George T. Ross.


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