Selectmen Races Shaping Up
Ivy Ashe

Voters in at least two Island towns will see contested races for town selectmen when they head to the ballot box this April. Races are shaping up in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, two of four Island towns that finalize their annual town election ballots this week. Others towns have no contested races.

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Vineyard Voters Back Coakley, Keating
Sara Brown
While Massachusetts voters elected Republican Charlie Baker as the state's next governor, the Vineyard largely backed Democrats in the state election Tuesday, including Mr. Baker's challenger, Martha Coakley.
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Election Day Is Tuesday; Town Clerks Predicting High Voter Turnout
Olivia Hull

Vineyard voters will weigh in on races at the federal, state and local level, some of which are hotly contested. Islanders have requested absentee ballots in unusually high numbers, town clerks said. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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County Candidates Mix of New and Old
Alex Elvin

Greater transparency, expanded human services and more state funding are among the goals shared by candidates running for the Dukes County commission. Seven people are running to fill seven seats on the board next Tuesday. Four appear on the ballot, while three are running as write-ins.

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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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Votes Are In; Three Decades of Excellence
Ivy Ashe

Marion Mudge’s preparation for Tuesday’s Tisbury town election began well before the actual event. Absentee ballots were sent out, members of the fire and public works departments were consulted for setup, voting booths arranged, signs posted and stocks of snacks purchased at the grocery store for election volunteers.

As Tisbury town clerk for the past 30 years, Ms. Mudge has kept track of Tisbury’s vital records — its births, deaths, marriages and civil unions. But elections remain her favorite part of the job.

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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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