The certified election results from Tuesday are now available. The charter question to decide the future selection of school board members: no 15,914, yes 13,943. That’s a competitive 53 to 47 percent spread. (Accountants and math mavens please verify.) Yes was for Mayor Bill Finch to appoint school board members. The no majority means voters will continue to elect school board members.
Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney 32,135 to 5,168
Chris Murphy over Linda McMahon 29,075 to 6,022
Jim Himes drubbed Steve Obsitnik 30,863 to 4,014.
And … drum roll please … because OIB reader donj has patiently waited for the Black Rock number, Obama 1465, Romney 703.
The citywide turnout of registered voters was approximately 53 percent. An additional 576 unregistered residents cast votes for president using presidential ballots at the Town Clerk’s Office. The state of Connecticut allows election-day voting for president only for unregistered folks who can prove residency within their respective communities.