Women Cast Heavy In Keenly Contested Primaries
Vineyard Gazette

The vote of Martha’s Vineyard went for Joseph Walsh for congressman, Walter H. Renear for sheriff, and John W. Churchill for state senator in the three most keenly contested primaries Tuesday night. When the votes were counted, Mr. Renear was re-nominated by a large majority, Mr. Walsh had carried the island towns by 137, and Mr. Churchill was ahead in a close vote. Harold Winslow carried Gay Head and Chilmark in his contest with Mr. Walsh. Channing H. Cox became the Republican nominee with the island’s endorsement.

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First Woman to Vote
Vineyard Gazette
Mrs. Emma W. Terry, daughter of Ulysses E. Mayhew of West Tisbury, was the first woman to cast a vote at the primaries on Martha’s Vineyard.
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Martha’s Vineyard Democrats Back Biden, Sanders in Primary
Noah Asimow

Mirroring the state and much of the country, Martha’s Vineyard threw strong support to former Vice President Joe Biden in the Democratic primary on Super Tuesday.

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Vineyard Voters Turn Out Strongly for Primary
Noah Asimow
Polls closed at 8 p.m after a day of steady voting in every Island town in the much-watched presidential primary.
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Early Voting Begins Today on the Vineyard
Julia Wells

Early voting begins today on Martha’s Vineyard in the run-up to the much-watched Super Tuesday presidential primary day next week. Polling will be held in every Island town running through Friday.

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Voter Registration Is Up as Island Prepares for Primary
Will Sennott
Early voting for the presidential primary election begins on Monday and town clerks around the Island report an increase in voter registration ahead of the closely watched race.
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Town Clerks Hold Extended Hours for Voter Registration
Will Sennott

Today is the last day to register to vote for the Massachusetts primary, and Island town clerks will hold extended office hours.

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Island Follows Party Lines in Primary
Sara Brown

The Vineyard voted in line with the rest of the commonwealth Tuesday, backing Democratic U.S. Cong. Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez, a former naval special warfare lieutenant commander, in the state primary to replace Sen. John Kerry, who resigned in January to become secretary of state.

Town clerks reported relatively low turnout, around 19.5 per cent Islandwide, with slightly higher turnout in Chilmark and Tisbury, which also held town elections. The two town elections featured no contested races but several ballot questions related to spending, all of which passed.

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Islanders Scramble to Register For Super Tuesday Primary
Sam Bungey

In what has become a fiercely contested primary battle, Vineyarders rushed to register last week in time to vote in the Massachusetts Democratic and Republican primary elections, scheduled for “Super Duper,” “Tsunami,” or even “Destiny” Tuesday, Feb. 5.

That day will feature the biggest one-day collection of state primaries and caucuses ever held in the United States.

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