Oak Bluffs, West Tisbury Elect New Selectmen
Voters in Oak Bluffs and West Tisbury elected new selectmen, Edgartown voters said yes to purchasing the Yellow House, and Oak Bluffs approved a new town hall at elections Thursday.
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West Tisbury Selectman Race Features Age and Experience

West Tisbury voters go to the polls next week to choose between two environmentally conscious, civic-minded, former college professors for selectman.

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Three Candidates Vie for Two Seats on Oak Bluffs Board of Selectmen

Michael Santoro, Walter Vail, and Brian Packish, all current or former businessmen with years of experience in town hall, are vying for two seats on the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen at next week's town election.

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League of Women Voters Hosts Candidate Forums
The League of Women Voters of Martha’s Vineyard is sponsoring a series of voter forums prior to local elections.
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Town Elections See Handful of Contested Races

Ballots are shaping up in for spring town elections on the Vineyard, with contested selectmen’s races in West Tisbury and Oak Bluffs. Edgartown voters will see a two-way contest for the planning board.

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Vineyard Backs Democrats, Electing DeOliveira and Ogden
Vineyard voters turned out in high numbers Tuesday, backing Democratic candidates up and down the ballot and electing Robert Ogden as the new county sheriff and Paulo DeOliveira as Register of Deeds.
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How the Vineyard has Voted Since Taylor’s Election
The first presidential election reported in the columns of the Vineyard Gazette was that of 1848, two years after the founding of the Gazette by Edgar Marchant. The election took place on Tuesday. On Friday the Gazette printed the result in Dukes County, which was as follows, the figures being those for Taylor, Cass and Van Buren in that order: Edgartown 157, 46, 35; Tisbury 99, 38, 42; Chilmark 34, 49, 4; total 290, 133, 81.
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Harrison Elected: New York Conceded to the Republicans
The result of Tuesday’s voting is no longer in doubt. The Republicans have carried the country and General Benjamin Harrison of Indiana has been chosen as the next president of the United States. Readers will find in our columns a detailed account of how the electoral votes of the several States have been thrown.
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County Nominations
The three parties made the following nominations for county officers to be voted for next Tuesday: -
For Representative - Republican, Cornelius B. Marchant, of Edgartown; Democratic, James F. Cleveland, of Tisbury; Prohibition, Ulysses E. Mayhew, of Tisbury.
For Register of Probate - Republican, *Samuel Keniston, of Edgartown; Democratic, Hebron Vincent, of Edgartown; Prohibition, George Nolen, of Cottage City.
For County Treasurer - Republican, John S.
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Presidential Election Is Tuesday; Town Clerks Brace for Large Turnout

Vineyard voters will join their counterparts across the country at the polls Tuesday in a presidential election year expected to go down in history for unprecedented rancor, and an electorate on edge.

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