Portsmouth residents came out in huge numbers Tuesday to cast their ballot in the 2012 election.
For the Portsmouth Town Council, voters chose Democrats and a few new faces to lead the board. With nearly 1,000 mail ballots still to be counted, the results are still not official.
Town Council Republican incumbents, including President Joe Robicheau, Paul Kesson, Liz Pedro and Judi Staven, did not win re-election according to preliminary results.
For School Committee, however, voters also favored the Portsmouth Democrats. Andrew Kelly, only 21, was elected to the board.
Check out the preliminary election results below!
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LIVE 2012 ELECTION RESULTS (Unofficial)
Preliminary winners are highlighted in blue. You can also view results by precinct here.
Correction: The numbers for Town Council and School Committee have been corrected. The votes for the high school were incorrectly doubled. This does not change the winners based on preliminary results.Race Candidates Results (Portsmouth only) Senate District 11 (Bristol and Portsmouth) Christopher Scott Ottiano (Republican, incumbent)
6035House District 72 (Portsmouth and Middletown) Daniel Patrick Reilly (Republican, incumbent) 2168 Linda Dill Finn (Democrat) 1959 House District 71 (Portsmouth, Tiverton and Little Compton) Dennis Canario (Democrat) 1704 House District 70 (Portsmouth and Tiverton) John G. Edwards (Democrat, incumbent) 845 John A. Perkins Jr. (Independent) 369 House District 69 (Portsmouth and Bristol) Raymond E. Gallison Jr. (Democrat, incumbent) 227 Town Clerk Kathleen Viera Beaudoin (Republican, incumbent) 6167 Portsmouth School Committee (four-year term) (three seats available) Terri-Denise Cortvriend (Democrat) 4637 Emily Copeland (Democrat) 5578 Andrew Kelly (Democrat) 4815 Norbert J. Rattay (Republican) 3804 School Committee (two-year, 1 unfulfilled term) John Wojichowski (Democrat) 4156 Michael Joseph Daly (Republican) 3423 Portsmouth Town Council (two-year term) (seven seats available) John Blaess (Democrat)
4600 3966 3940 Paul Francis Kesson (Republican, incumbent) 3406 Robert Church (Democrat) 3252 Elizabeth Pedro (Republican, incumbent) 3460 Frederick W. Faerber III (Democrat) 3476 Joseph W. Robicheau (Republican, incumbent) 3329 Leonard Barry Katzman (Democrat) 3495 Judith J. Staven (Republican, incumbent) 3160 Mary Donohue Magee (Democrat) 3527 3912 David M. Gleason (Independent) 3564 Allen J. Shers (Independent) 2685 Town Sergeant Philip T. Driscoll (Independent) 5563
Local Ballot QuestionIssue Accept Reject Local Question 8 Charter Review Committees 5141 2502 Local Question 9 Council Proceedings 5431 2257 Local Question 10 Town Administrator's Annual Report 6863 898 Local Question 11 Town Engineer 4553 2940 Local Question 12 Public Works Director 4917 2661 Local Question 13 Parks, Recreation, Etc. 5029 2846 Local Question 14 Personnel 4912 2424 Local Question 15 Planning Board 5523 2039 Local Question 16 Town Administrator/Personnel 5323 2046
For full details on the Local Ballot Questions, see the sample ballot at above.