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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Early Voting for Presidential Primary
Early voting for the March 3 presidential primary begins Feb. 24 on Island and continues through Feb. 28 at the following sites:
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National Campaign Video Conceived on Martha's Vineyard
Holly Pretsky

A new political advertisement born on the Vineyard features eight female Democratic candidates running in congressional races across the nation.

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As Election Day Approaches, Early Voting Is Popular
Landry Harlan

Early voting is underway and hundreds of Islanders have already cast ballots with less than two weeks to go until the Nov. 6 election.

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As Midterm Elections Approach, Island Sees Rise in Voter Registrations
Noah Asimow

It’s an even-numbered year and midterm election season has arrived in Dukes County as well as around the country.

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Islandwide Early Voting Schedule

The deadline to register to vote or change party for the Nov. 6 election is Oct. 17. All town clerk’s offices will be open that day until 8 p.m.

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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. Dukes County therefore went Whig by a majority of 76.
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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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Turnout Light for Town, State Primary Election
Ivy Ashe and Mark Alan Lovewell

Early morning voter turnout for the special state primary and town elections Tuesday was low, but, in at least one town, steady. Oak Bluffs town clerk Deborah Ratcliff said that, as of 10 a.m., she had seen more voters than expected at the public library.

“We’ve had somebody here every moment,” she said. Shortly after, the lone pair of voters in the ballot area left as two more walked into the polls. Still, Ms. Ratcliff said only about 40 voters had shown up to mark their ballots.

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Annual Town Elections See Low Voter Turnout, All Spending Approved
Sara Brown

Oak Bluffs voted in favor of catch-and-release shark tournaments, West Tisbury approved a new police station and Edgartown approved two spending projects during Thursday’s town elections.

Voter turnout was sparse, between nine and 13 per cent, and few races were contested.

Oak Bluffs voters approved a nonbinding referendum that would make shark tournaments in town catch and release only by a margin of 225 to 186.

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