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
Sara Brown

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
Sara Brown
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
Vineyard Gazette
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
Vineyard Gazette
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
Vineyard Gazette
 
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
Sara Brown

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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Front Row Seat to History, Humble Ballot Box Endures
Alex Elvin
Only Aquinnah and Chilmark still count ballots by hand, using wooden boxes that have stood the test of time. But similar boxes lie hidden in offices and odd corners around the Island.
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County Commission Candidate: Gretchen Underwood
Gretchen Underwood, a retired administrator from Oak Bluffs, said the commission should make fiscally responsible decisions that benefit all residents.
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County Commission Candidate: Robert Zeltzer
Robert Zeltzer of Chilmark said the commission should take a greater role in providing Island-wide services.
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