UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: Romney Tops Salem Ballot

Nine percent of voters turned out Tuesday to voice their choice in the Presidential Primary; votes also cast for state and ward committee positions.

Of the city's 26,086 registered voters, 9 percent showed up at the polls Tuesday to vote in the Presidential Primary.

Votes for state and ward committee positions were also on the ballots.

For a complete breakdown of the vote, check the attached PDF. Be sure to use the full screen and zoom tools to better see the results.

Here's how the Republican Presidential Primary totals turned out:

Presidential Preference Votes (All Wards/Precincts) Blanks 1 Ron Paul 217 Mitt Romney 1,396 Rick Perry 4 Rick Santorum 174 Jon Huntsman 12 Michelle Bachmann 6 Newt Gingrich 83 No Preference 17 Write-Ins (Others) 5 Total 1,915

Unofficial results are courtesy of the .

john March 07, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Last week I recieved a postcard from the city informing me that my voting location had changed. It showed the new location which was the same as it has been for years. This is what we are doing with our staff that are being paid by the taxpayers? Sending out postcards that show the city doesn't even know what they are doing.
Brendan March 07, 2012 at 05:53 PM
I understand the frustration but I found that easiest thing to do when changing your address/party affiliation is to fill out the national voter registration form online, print it, and send it in to the address provided for Massachusetts. I got confirmation of my registration within a week of sending in the form. It's the most efficient I've ever seen the government work.
KlassySalem March 07, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Did you fix your voter registration issue?
KlassySalem March 07, 2012 at 06:27 PM
As a candidate, you know that the change in ward boundaries wasn't made public until after the election. I asked the city for the proposed redistricting map and they refused to release it until it was final. I also asked Justin when he took out papers if he was sure he'd still be in Ward 3, and he relayed his conversation with the clerk's office to me at the time. The ward/precinct map that was available at the time, at the address you posted, had Justin in Ward 3, which wasn't the case after the election.
Josh Turiel March 07, 2012 at 06:54 PM
True - I did not find out the new boundaries until early December when I saw the street listing. That was a month after the election, and before taking office. All I knew before that was the outlines of what wards would change the most, and that was mainly because I knew where all the development was over the last 10 years. That isn't the fault of the clerk's office, though. The boundaries are mainly imposed from above, we don't get a lot of say locally. Which is the reason for some of the odd zigs that are made here (JPI in Ward 6, Margin Street with no residents in 5, etc.)


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