Westport Island Vote 2016
Islanders turned out in record numbers
Voter turnout for state and national elections is generally strong on Westport Island, and this year was no exception. National voter turnout has been estimated at about 58 percent; state voter turnout at last check was about 67 percent.
Westport Island’s voter turnout edged 84 percent. Absentee voting — including mail and in-person — broke Island records at 111 voters, plus 6 out-of-country and military voters for a total of 117 voters. Another 405 headed to the polls on election day.
And if we were nominating Spirit of America volunteers today — the nominees would have to be the poll workers. They maintain the integrity of the process and make election day a pleasant one at the polls. Sandra Crehore, Cheryl Anderson, Pam Soule and Sam Soule put in hours before election day to prepare for the election; and they put in double digit hours on election day. Twelve vote counters worked in teams of two to count and reconcile their ballot counts in the hours after the polls closed. Thank you to all for a great job on a record-setting day.
How Westport Islanders voted the contested races:
The overall winning candidates and referendum votes are noted in italics. Also, note that Questions 1 and 2 are currently in a recount.
|President||Hillary Clinton (D)||241|
|Donald Trump (R)||219|
|Gary Johnson (L)||29|
|Jill Stein (G)||12|
|David McMullin ( )||1|
|U.S. House District #1||Mark Holbrook (R)||252|
|Chellie Pingree (D)||246|
|Maine Senate District #89||Dana Dow (R)||250|
|Christopher K. Johnson (D)||249|
|Maine House District #13||Stephanie Hawke (R)||234|
|Wendy Wolfe (I)||260|
|Question 1. Legalize Marijuana||Yes||272|
|Question 2. Tax for Public Education||Yes||251|
|Question 3. Gun Background Checks||Yes||243|
|Question 4. Increase Minimum Wage||Yes||288|
|Question 5. Ranked-Choice Voting||Yes||260|
|Question 6. Transportation Bond||Yes||332|