Westport Island Vote 2018
Islanders voter turnout was high
Once again, Westport Island voters turned out in large numbers to have their say in yesterday’s election for Governor, U.S. and State Senate and House seats and various county offices as well as a home care referendum and five bond issues.
On a local ballot, Islanders were also asked to affirm — and did so overwhelmingly — the draft Vision Statement of the Comprehensive Planning Committee. The Vision Statement was developed based on the answers of 295 respondents to a survey this summer requesting them to rank their priorities for future growth and development of the island. The Vision Statement was designed as a blueprint for completing an update to our Comprehensive Plan.
With 477 voters (final out-of-country and military voters are not yet tabulated), Westport Island’s voter turnout hovered around 72 percent, about 10 percent less than the record-breaking turnout for the 2016 presidential election.
New Westport Island Town Clerk Julie Casson did a great job managing her first solo election alongside 21 election volunteers all of whom made “Vote 2018” welcoming and successful. As evidenced by the town’s vote totals below, Westport Island’s voters pretty much voted in lock step with their state and county neighbors on the Federal/State/County ballot.
How Westport Islanders voted the contested races:
The overall winning candidates and referendum votes are noted in italics where results are available.
|Governor||Janet Mills (D)||241|
|Shawn Moody (R)||195|
|Teresa Hayes (I)||26|
|Alan Caron (I)||6|
|U.S. Senate||Eric Brakey (R)||176|
|Angus King (I)||267|
|Zak Ringelstein (D)||31|
|U.S. House District #1||Mark Holbrook (R)||194|
|Chellie Pingree (D)||252|
|Maine Senate District #13||Dana Dow (R)||230|
|Laura Fortman (D)||233|
|Maine House District #89||Stephanie Hawke (R)||227|
|Holly Stover (D)||234|
|District Attorney (District 6)||Natasha Irving (D)||232|
|Jonathan Liberman (R)||219|
|Question 1. Home Care||Yes||179|
|Question 2. Water Quality & Treatment Bond||Yes||258|
|Question 3. Transportation Infrastructure Bond||Yes||346|
|Question 4. Maine Universities Bond||Yes||236|
|Question 5. Maine Community Colleges Bond||Yes||306|
|Westport Island Question 1. Comprehensive Plan Vision Statement||Yes||414|