See Watertown’s Vote by Precinct in 2018 for Governor, Senate, Congress & the Ballot Questions

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Watertown supported the Democrats by a wide margin in two major races, but the GOP got more votes in another key Massachusetts race. See how the vote broke down for these races, and in the three ballot questions.

Elizabeth Warren received strong support in Watertown. The incumbent Democratic Senator got 73.7 percent of the vote, and received more than 1,000 votes in six of the town’s 12 precincts (3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10), with the most in Precinct 4 (1,211 votes). Republican Geoff Diehl had his strongest showing in Precinct 10, where he got 460 votes. Independent candidate Shiva Ayyadurai had his best showing in Precinct 8, with 58 votes.

U.S. Senate 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Elizabeth Warren 788 894 1,123 1,211 1,086 925 1,051 1,012 824 1,206 777 776 11,673
Geoff Diehl 234 226 235 239 215 234 334 332 228 460 370 275 3,382
Shiva Ayyadurai 43 54 49 37 51 45 47 58 37 48 46 47 562

The race for Governor was a close one in Watertown, with Republican incumbent Charlie Baker getting 50.4 percent of the vote, to 47 percent for Jay Gonzalez, the Democrat. Baker’s best precinct was Precinct 10, where he got 984 votes. Gonzalez won four precincts (2, 3, 4, and 5), and had his best showing in 4 where he got 797 votes.

Governor 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Charlie Baker 545 543 624 674 589 599 746 764 536 984 729 636 7,969
Jay Gonzalez 507 609 779 797 745 596 671 621 533 697 435 441 7,431

The incumbent, Democrat Katherine Clark, won all the precincts in Watertown by several hundred votes. She got more than 1,000 votes in six precincts (3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10), and was chosen on the most ballots in 10, with 1,282 votes. Republican John Hugo also had his strongest support in 10, where he received 313 votes.

Congress 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Katherine Clark 821 946 1,169 1,248 1,124 995 1,113 1,084 866 1,282 856 847 12,351
John Hugo 216 204 216 213 192 190 282 277 201 386 313 219 2,909

On Question 1, which sought to create nurse staffing ratios in Massachusetts, nearly two-thirds of Watertown voters opposed the measure. The “No” vote was higher in all 12 precincts, with the most in 10 (1,144). The most “Yes” votes came in Precinct 3, with 517 ballots.

Question 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Yes 367 378 517 491 462 421 457 465 371 515 311 336 5,091
No 659 756 851 966 863 743 950 912 678 1,144 850 742 10,114

The ballot question seeking to create a citizens committee to seek a U.S. Constitutional change so corporations are not treated the same as people — Question 2 — got heavy support in Watertown, with 77.4 of voters supporting it. The measure got more than 1,000 “Yes” votes in six precincts (3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10), and the most came in 10 (1,281). The “No” vote was strongest in 10, with 393 votes, and got 343 in Precinct 11.

Question 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Yes 806 936 1,184 1,225 1,120 965 1,131 1,092 857 1,281 828 826 12,251
No 211 200 197 229 202 200 268 283 196 393 343 225 2,947

Watertown voters also favored Question 3 by a wide margin. The measure to maintain gender identity rights, also called the transgender rights ballot question, got 76.5 percent support. Once again, six precincts had more than 1,000 “Yes” votes (3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10), with the most in 10 (1,272), followed closely by Precinct 4’s 1,252. The strongest showing for the “No” vote came in 10, where 426 people voted against the measure.

Question 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Yes 779 902 1,150 1,252 1,110 962 1,126 1,080 842 1,272 818 811 12,104
No 248 241 248 221 221 204 294 304 221 426 368 260 3,256

See the results for all the races — including Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer and Auditor — in Tuesday’s election by clicking here.

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