State Elections - November 03, 1998 Back to List

About This Election

The State Election was held at two locations. Precincts 1 & 2 voted at the Fairbank Community Center at 40 Fairbank Road and Precincts 3 & 4 voted at the Peter Noyes School at 280 Old Sudbury Road. The polls were open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There were 6,492 votes cast, including 335 absentee ballots, representing 62.20% of the town's 10,440 registered voters.The final tabulation of votes was done at the Peter Noyes School.
GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
CELLUCCI AND SWIFT9708938148063483
HARSHBARGER AND TOLMAN6587516557832847
COOK AND ISRAEL1829163194
BLANKS171381957
WRITE-INS241411
Totals for Office16651690149416436492
ATTORNEY GENERAL
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
BRAD BAILEY6925675485922399
THOMAS F. REILLY89910468809673792
BLANKS73766382294
WRITE-INS11327
Totals for Office16651690149416436492
SECRETARY OF STATE
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN88510108829803757
DALE C. JENKINS, JR.6044864544652009
DAVID L. ATKINSON53793677245
BLANKS123115121121480
WRITE-INS00101
Totals for Office16651690149416436492
TREASURER
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
BOB MAGINN7936796356352742
SHANNON P. O'BRIEN7098607228263117
MERTON B. BAKER39402548152
BLANKS124111110134479
WRITE-INS00202
Totals for Office16651690149416436492
AUDITOR
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
A. JOSEPH DENUCCI7509307638353278
MICHAEL T. DUFFY6615024995352197
CARLA A. HOWELL110128102131471
BLANKS144130129142545
WRITE-INS00101
Totals for Office16651690149416436492
REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
MARTIN T. MEEHAN1006117095711074240
DAVID E. COLEMAN5894564634751983
BLANKS70647359266
WRITE-INS00123
Totals for Office16651690149416436492
COUNCILLOR
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
JOHN HENRY DEJONG7396265825902537
MARILYN PETITTO DEVANEY6177876397422785
BLANKS3072772713111166
WRITE-INS20204
Totals for Office16651690149416436492
SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
SUSAN C. FARGO885108987910463899
THOMAS F. HEALY7195245495292321
BLANKS61776668272
WRITE-INS00000
Totals for Office16651690149416436492
REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
SUSAN W. POPE1180114698610814393
RUSSELL A. ASHTON3904504214651726
BLANKS95948697372
WRITE-INS00101
Totals for Office16651690149416436492
DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
MARTHA COAKLEY87110018379663675
LEE JOHNSON6385304925132173
BLANKS155158164163640
WRITE-INS11114
Totals for Office16651690149416436492
SHERIFF
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
JAMES V. DIPAOLA94610638849413834
BLANKS7096146006912614
WRITE-INS1013101144
Totals for Office16651690149416436492
BALLOT QUESTION 1
Proposed Amendment to the Constitution
This proposed constitutional amendment would prohibit the state Legislature from changing the base compensation received by members of the Legislature as of January 1, 1996. As of the first Wednesday in January ol 2001, and every second year thereafier, the base compensation would be increased or decreased at the same rate as increases or decreases in the median household income for the Commonwealth for the preceding two year period, as ascertained by the Governor.
Ballot Question 1, ResultsPrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Totals
Yes1075113099210694266
No5024514144781845
Blanks881098896381
Totals16651690149416436492
BALLOT QUESTION 2
Law Proposed by Initiative Petition
This proposed law would create a new voluntary system allowing candidates for state office who agree to campaign spending limits and $100 contribution limits to receive a set amount of public funds for their campaigns, starting with the 2002 election. The proposed law would also limit transfers of money from national political parties to state political parties for administrative, overhead, or partybuilding activities. lt would also require candidates for state office who had raised or spent at least a set minimum amount in an election cycle to file their required campaign finance reports with the state electronically, and the public would have prompt electronic access to such reports.
Ballot Question 2, ResultsPrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Totals
Yes10741103102210974296
No4824713644341751
Blanks109116108112445
Totals16651690149416436492
BALLOT QUESTION 3
Law Proposed by an Initiative Petition
This proposed law would change the state income tax rate on interest and dividend income, which was 12% as of September 1997, to whatever rate applies to Part B taxable income (such as wages and salaries), which was 5.95% as of September 1997. The change would take effect starting in tax year 2000.
Ballot Question 3, ResultsPrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Totals
Yes14441387124813745453
No139186136190651
Blanks8211711079388
Totals16651690149416436492
BALLOT QUESTION 4
Referendum on an Existing Law
The law changes the state's electric utility industry. Starting in March 1998, instead of buying power from the utility that owns the power lines, customers may choose to buy power from separate generating companies competing with each other to sell power to be delivered by the existing utility. Customers not choosing a new competing generating company will be provided power by their existing utility under a transition rate for 7 years, starting from a rate 10% less than 1997 rates. By September 1999, rates for such customers must be further reduced from 1997 rates (adjusted for inflation) by 5%. Subject to restrictions in the law, rates paid by such customers may be adjusted up or down if approved by the new state Department of Telecommunications and Energy (DTE).
Ballot Question 4, ResultsPrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Totals
Yes1134111898910494290
No4484834035121846
Blanks838910282356
Totals16651690149416436492
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