Thursday, November 8, 2012
The Board of Elections is still counting mail-in ballots on Thursday, after workers couldn't process the 18,000 ballots by Wednesday. Tiverton results council be skewed, while Little Compton's will likely stay about the same.
Tiverton is still awaiting totals from approximately 515 mail-in ballots before official results can be called in its Town Council, School Committee and Budget Committee races. According to the State Board of Elections, the results of the counts from mail-in ballots across Rhode Island will not be released until Thursday afternoon. The board originally promised the numbers by close-of-business on Wednesday. About 18,000 ballots were counted and certified prior to Election Day, but state law prohibits counting until polls are opened. The sheer volume is delaying the count despite using four counting machines to process the ballots. These 515 or so ballots could potentially skew results in Tiverton's local races. The biggest potential for …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Tiverton 1st and Democratic candidates carried a majority of wins in local races as the unofficial results came in on Tuesday night,
Cheers filled the room at Family Ties Restaurant on Tuesday night where Tiverton 1st candidates, their families and supporters gathered with the Tiverton Democratic Town Committee (TDTC) to tally the ballots. Tiverton 1st and TDTC-endorsed candidates won a majority each of the town's local races. After a long day braving freezing temperatures and touring Tiverton's seven polling precincts to make last-minute ploys to voters, Tiverton 1st and the Tiverton Democratic Town Committee celebrated a swathe of victories wtih hot food and good drinks on Tuesday night. Five of the elected Town Council members are endorsed by Tiverton 1st: Edward Roderick, Denise deMedeiros, William Gerlach, Brett Pelletier and James Arruda. Incumbents Jay Lambert …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Keep up with the local tallies on Tiverton-Little Compton Patch as the results roll in tonight in real time.
The unofficial results are in, declaring the winners and losers in the local races and candidates who hung in on the campaign trail for 13 hours on Election Day, traveling to polling precincts, touting political signs and braving 30-degree temperatures. Tiverton Town Council Incumbent Jay J. Lambert mimicked his 2010 win, again pulling in the highest number of votes with 2,925 total votes, according to tallies from the town's seven precincts. Incumbents Edward A. Roderick, Brett N. Pelletier and Joan Chabot will join Lambert at the table when the new council is sworn in on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Town Hall. Newcomers to the council are Denise M. deMedeiros, James J. Arruda, and William P. Gerlach. These approximate counts do not include …
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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 …
The who, what, where, when, how and why you need to vote on Nov. 6, 2012 in Tiverton and Little Compton.
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. Voter Information Here are some ways to use Patch on Election Day: Here's some information on the issues impacting the 2012 election: List of Tiverton-Little Compton Candidates:
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
What does Middletown think? Is life better than four years ago?
During Monday night’s presidential debate, President Obama said that America is stronger now than when he came into office. Sound off about you views on the presiden'ts handling of our country. On the local level, what do you think about your leadership. What has improved/been lost in the last term and what do you hope to gain in the next? We want to know what you think. Is America is stronger now than four years ago? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney squared off in the third and final presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Here's how Rhode Island Republicans and Democrats reacted.
As we entered the final presidential debate Monday night, both parties were looking for a clear victory. But according to our Rhode Island political influencers, neither party felt their candidate was the dominant winner in the debate. That's the major finding of the Red and Blue Rhody flash poll sent out to local political influencers immediately after the debate ended Monday night. For the third and final time President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney came face to face for a presidential debate on Monday night in Florida. Obama and Romney faced off on Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida with CBS's Bob Schieffer moderating the debate. The format for the debate was identical to the first presidential debate …
Tiverton 1st-endorsed candidates write a letter to dispel misinformation about their views on the Financial Town Referendum.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
In recent days, there have been allegations made by Tiverton Citizens for Change (TCC) and candidates endorsed by this group that non-TCC-endorsed individuals are trying to over-turn the Financial Town Referendum (FTR). Such actions are, as purported, an attempt to undermine the will of the voters. For the record, we, the undersigned, are candidates for Tiverton Town Council (though not endorsed by the TCC) and in no way, shape or form has any of us ever made any statement or claim regarding eliminating the Financial Town Referendum (FTR). The voters put it in place and so it is. Let’s move on. This is really a non-issue in our opinion and a distraction from addressing the real issues facing Tiverton. It's a false rally cry meant to divide…
Tiverton 1st will hold a second candidate forum on Oct. 26.
Tiverton 1st, a recently formed community action group, will hold its second candidate forum of the season on Friday, Oct. 26 at Countryview Estates. Candidates will be given the opportunity to provide a brief introduction however, the majority of the evening will be dedicated to questions and answers. What specific issues or topics would you like to have your candidates address? Please forward your comments or suggestions to Tiverton1st@cox.net, or bring your questions with you on Oct. 26. We look forward to providing you with another opportunity to get to know the Tiverton 1st Candidates that you will be voting for this November. Refreshments will be served and this event is open to the public. Tiverton 1st - Tiverton Proud!
Monday night's foreign policy debate in Florida was the last time the two candidates will meet before the election Nov. 6.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
It may be remembered as the "bayonets and horses" debate. Or it could be known as the "attacking me is not an agenda" debate. Either way, it was the third and final debate of the 2012 Presidential election. So, we ask you one last time: who won? More importantly, did the arguments of either candidate sway you? And what did you think of moderater Bob Schieffer?