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Only 11 Percent of Framingham's Voters Participated in Special Congressional Election

Precinct 17 in Framingham had the lowest number of voters with just 25 in 13 hours.

Rep. Katherine Clark Credit: Susan Scully Petroni
Rep. Katherine Clark Credit: Susan Scully Petroni
Framingham went with the rest of the 5th Congressional District and chose Democrat Katherine Clark over the three other men in the special election race.

Clark was elected the new U.S. Representative for the 5th Congressional District, which includes Framingham and 20 plus other communities in three counties. She will replace Ed Markey, who was elected the state's junior senator earlier this year.

In Framingham, a total of 4,021 of the town's 37,467 voters participated in the Tuesday special election or 11 percent. 
  • Clark received 2,559 votes
  • Republican Frank Addivinola received 1,370 votes
  • Independent James Aulenti got 73 votes
  • Social Justice candidate James O. Hall got 6 votes
Precinct 17 had the lowest number of voters with just 25 in 13 hours.

Precinct 2 had the most voters with 415 or 15 percent of its registered voters followed by precinct 11 with 401 voters or 14 percent of its registered voters.

Editor's Note: Attached to this report is a copy of the unofficial results for Framingham from the Town Clerk's Office.

Clark won every precinct in Framingham, although in Precinct 18 just by 7 votes.

During the primary race, Clark said if she won the congressional race, she would open a regional office in Framingham.

Clark told Framingham Patch: "Yes, a direct connection with MetroWest communities and constituents is a critical component of representing this district."

Markey had a regional office on Concord Street, within walking distance to the Memorial Building.

-M December 11, 2013 at 06:30 AM
I was voter 165 at around 3pm. I guess people don't care to vote.
Walking Man December 11, 2013 at 07:15 AM
I voted not knowing who the four candidates were. I didn't know there was an election if it weren't for the robo call the day or so earlier. I thought the governor was going to choose since Markey didn't serve out his term. Seems like a lot of effort for the same end result.
Ramuel M. Raagas December 11, 2013 at 10:14 AM
I called up voters in Precinct Eleven.
Susan Petroni (Editor) December 11, 2013 at 04:48 PM
The turnout was sad. Framingham Patch ran Q&As with the candidates all last week reminding people the election was Tuesday. We even ran an article on Monday called "Did you Know Tuesday is an Election Day?" * Sadly, I was voter #74 at almost 4 p.m. in Precinct 15.

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