Election Results

Live Boothbay election coverage November 5

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 8:15pm

    Update: 8:15 p.m. 

    Town of Boothbay election results: 

    Local Referendum

    Question 2- TIF             YES 516    NO 626

    Question 3- BOND        YES 444    NO  625

    Question 4-Misc amendments to zoning ordinances    YES 426     NO 626

    Question 5- Citizen-initiated ordinance change           YES 499     NO 556

    Voter turnout: 1,151 

    State Referendum 

    Question 1- YES 657     NO 481  
    Question 2- YES 734     NO 406
    Question 3- YES 837     NO 305
    Question 4- YES  672    NO 470
    Question 5- YES  743    NO 398

    Update: 4:30 p.m. 

    A steady stream of voters have visited the Boothbay Town Office since the polls opened at 8 a.m.

     By 3 p.m. 750 residents out of the town's roughly 2,550 registered voters had cast ballots.

     “Today, this is huge,” said Boothbay's Deputy Treasurer Tracey Hyson. “If we're at 750, I'm really surprised.”

     Typically voter turnout is low during a non-presidential election year. In a presidential election, the town usually receives 2,300 votes. 

     “We went back and looked at the number of similar type votes and (turnout) was around 600,” said Town Manager Jim Chaousis “We easily went through 600 probably by one o'clock.”

     While the town staff has been busy fielding questions and making sure things run smoothly at the polls, Chaousis said many people have been curious about the outcome of the TIF and bond questions on the local referendum.

     “It will absolutely be close,” Chaousis said. “Everybody keeps asking me 'Yes or no?' I will be surprised if it's heavily one way or the other.”

     With less than four hours before the polls close, the town staff is anticipating anther rush of voters during the evening commute.  

    Check back here for election coverage and live results at 8 p.m.  

    Original post: Today, November 5, Mainers head to the polls to cast votes on the local and state referendum items. Polls have opened at the Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Southport and Edgecomb town offices and the doors won’t close until 8 p.m. tonight.

    In Boothbay, voters will decide on a TIF district, a $2.5 million bond, miscellaneous amendments to the zoning ordinances, and a citizen-initiated ordinance change (Stimson petition). Click above for more information.