Back Bay Election Results 2012

Check back throughout the day for election coverage, photos, and local election results from the Back Bay.

The city released unofficial results Wednesday morning of wards and precinct numbers. Of the 9,590 registered voters in the Back Bay (Ward 5, Pct. 6, 7, 8, 9), 5,903 voted, or 61.6 percent. See the tables below for more information on how Back Bay voted. 


8 a.m.: Long lines at Copley library. 

2:30 p.m.: Lines shorten a bit after snaking out the library's front door since 7 a.m.

2:45 p.m.: 2,763 votes cast so far at Copley library. 

3 p.m.: 906 votes cast at Emmanuel Church on Newbury, or more than 50 percent of registered voters in that precinct. Clerk calls turnout "very high."

12:40 a.m.: No post on the city website breaking down voting by precinct yet. 

Looking to vote on Tuesday? See our Election Preview guide for information on where to vote, contested races, a sample ballot, information on ballot questions and more useful information. 

In the coming hours, we'll have local Back Bay results on local races, state races and national races. Stay with us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates.


     Race       Democratic Candidate Back Bay Results Republican Candidate Back Bay Results Independent Candidates Back Bay Results U.S. President


3741 votes/

62.9 percent


2041 votes/

35 percent



109 votes altogether U.S. Senate

Elizabeth Warren

3,348 votes/

56.3 percent

Scott Brown

2,543 votes/

43.6 percent

- U.S. Congress District 7

Michael Capuano

- Karla Romero Councillor 3rd District Marilyn Petitto Devaney

3,443 votes/

75.5 percent

- Thomas Sheff

1,054 votes/

23.3 percent

State Senate

2nd Suffolk and Middlesex

William Brownsberger

3,303 votes/

66.3 percent

Stephen Aylward

1,605 votes/

32.9 percent


Ballot Questions:

Ballot Questions Percent Yes Percent No Question 1: Right to Repair Question 2: Assisted Suicide Question 3: Medical Marijuana

Uncontested Races:

Unofficial winners:

Representative in General Court: - (8th Suffolk District) - Marty Walz, Democrat
Clerk of Supreme Judicial Court: (Suffolk County) - Maura Doyle, Democrat 
Clerk of Superior Court, Civil: (Suffolk County) - Michael Donovan, Democrat
Clerk of Superior Court, Criminal: (Suffolk County) - Maura Hennigan, Democrat
Register of Deeds: (Suffolk County) - Mickey Roache, Democrat 
Register of Probate: (Suffolk County) - Patricia Campatelli, Democrat 

Stay with us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates.

See more about today's election:

Look Who's Voting

Romney Votes in Belmont: Tweets From On Scene

Massachusetts Election Results 2012

Election Day Preview: What You Need to Know To Vote on Nov. 6


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