Election Day 2014

Midterm elections have a reputation for being lackluster, but with a dead-heat gubernatorial race and other key issues drawing debate among voters, this year promises to be different.

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State Election Sees Local Races
Alex Elvin

Vineyard voters will decide on local races in the November election, including seats on the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, county commission and up-Island school committee.

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Vineyard Voters Turn Out in Low Numbers for State Primary
Sara Brown

Vineyard voters followed most statewide voting trends in Tuesday’s primary, casting ballots for winning gubernatorial candidates Martha Coakley and Charles Baker. Democratic voters on the Island also came out in strong numbers for gubernatorial candidate Donald Berwick.

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Vineyard Voters Go to the Polls Tuesday for State Primary
Sara Brown
The fall 2014 election season begins in earnest next week, as Vineyarders join voters statewide in going to the polls for the state primary. Polls will be open in all Vineyard towns from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9.
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Julianne Vanderhoop Wins Aquinnah Selectman's Race
Remy Tumin
Julianne Vanderhoop unseated incumbent Aquinnah selectman Beverly Wright in the annual town election Wednesday. The vote was 93 to 69.
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Tisbury Narrowly Passes Budget Override, Elects New Town Clerk
Ivy Ashe

Tisbury voters narrowly approved their first general budget override in more than two decades at the annual town election Tuesday.

The ballot question passed by just 21 votes, with 367 voters in favor of the override, and 349 against.

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Candidates Present United Front Against Casino in Aquinnah
Remy Tumin

Incumbent selectman Beverly Wright stressed her experience over the past three years while challenger Julianne Vanderhoop emphasized helping the younger generation during a candidates forum in the old town hall Wednesday night. The town election is May 14.

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Override, Town Clerk Race Top Tisbury Town Election
Ivy Ashe
A new selectman and a contested town clerk race await Tisbury voters when they head to the polls next Tuesday. The town will also vote on its first general budget override in more than 20 years.
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Chilmark Passes Budget Overrides, Re-elects Warren Doty
Remy Tumin
A sparse turnout of Chilmark voters at the annual town election Wednesday overwhelmingly approved two override questions to help pay for education costs. Warren Doty was elected to a sixth term as selectman
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Tisbury Candidates Forum
Meet the candidates for Tisbury on Thursday, May 8, at 1 p.m. at the Tisbury Senior Center.
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