Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Updates on the 2012 Tiverton and Little Compton elections will be posted here throughout the day. Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter at #PatchElections.
Today is Election Day! Here is a guide to help you make a decision, cast your vote and follow the elections real time on Patch. 1:36 p.m.: Tiverton recived 515 applications for mail-in and emergency ballots for the 2012 election, a significant increase over the 352 mail-in ballots received four years ago. Town Clerk Nancy Mello, who is running unopposed for re-election, attributed the increase to relaxed state standards for applying for those types of ballots. 1:42 p.m.: At Tiverton Town Hall, moderator Joann Bollin reported 42 newly registered voters participated in the presidential/vice presidential election. According to Nancy Mello, town clerk, this gets unregistered residents registered and eligible for voting in future races. "It …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Tiverton Democratic Town Committee endorses 2012 candidates.
At its Sept. 12 meeting, the Tiverton Democratic Town Committee (TDTC) voted to support 15 candidates for Town Council, School Committee and Budget Committee in the November elections. TheTDTC slate includes Democrats, Independents and Republicans; individuals with long histories of public service and newcomers; a broad spectrum of age groups; individuals born in Tiverton and those not born here but, who have chosen Tiverton to be their home and want Tiverton to be successful. TDTC Supported Candidates for Town Council are: James J. Arruda, Renee DeJesus-Jones, Denise deMedeiros, William P. Gerlach, Brett Nicholas Pelletier and Edward A. Roderick. In this race, all seven council seats are open and the TDTC voted to endorse six candidates. …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The Tiverton Town Clerk lays out the facts for voters who want to participate in the Democratic primary on Sept. 11.
The Tiverton town clerk's office will hold a voter registration drive at the Tiverton Town Hall on Sunday, Aug. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., this is the last chance for residents to register if they want to participate in the Democratic primary in September. "This is for anybody to come because it is the last chance that they have to register to vote before the primary on Sept. 11," said Nancy Mello, town clerk. "We also do this before the general election. Registration must be done 30 days before." Any new voters who wish to vote in the primary must do so by Sunday. Any voters who have changed their names or address must also notify the Tiverton Board of Canvassers by Sunday. According to Mello, the preliminary lists of eligible voters …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Candidates for the House District 71 seats began to file declaration papers this week.
The state representative, who was arrested earlier this year on an outstanding Massachusetts warrant, will run against a retired policeman for his seat. Incumbent state Rep. Dan Gordon (Dist. 71, Little Compton, Portsmouth and Tiverton) will run for a second term in office, according to his declaration papers filed at Portsmouth Town Hall this week. Gordon, who is running as a Libertarian, became the center of a widespread media inquiry after his September 2011 arrest as a fugitive from justice in Massachusetts. Gordon, who was also expelled from the House GOP Caucus, was wanted for failure to appear on an eluding charge and other motor vehicle violations. In April of this year, he also drew attention to himself after filing his taxes …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
While politically inclined RI residents can't vote in Tuesday's N.H. Republican primary, here at Patch, we don't think it's right that our friends up north have all the January fun. We want to know: who would you vote for?
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
While politically inclined RI residents can't vote in Tuesday's N.H. Republican primary, here at Patch, we don't think it's right that our friends up north have all the January fun. We want to know: who would you vote for? The Republican race for a presidential candidate is heating up. The New Hampshire primary is under way and the caucus in Iowa slimmed down the potential Presidential nominations with Michele Bachmann dropping out the race after getting just 5 percent of the vote (6,073 ballots). Mitt Romney took the caucus with a needle-thin win over Rick Santorum, gathering just eight more ballots. Romney had 24.6 percent of the vote (30,015 ballots) with Santorum in a surprising second with 24.5 percent (30,007 ballots). Both Newt …