Precinct-by-Precinct Election Results for Jamaica Plain

See how your precinct voted in Tuesday's general election.

The election results from JP held few surprises: The neighborhood went for all the incumbent Democrats.

There were three ballot questions this election. And JP bucked the state trend by voting in favor of physician-assisted suicide. We also voted in favor of medical marijuana by a higher margin than the rest of Massachusetts.

If you're interested in how this all played out at the precinct level, please visit this Google Doc spreadsheet. The formatting would be a bit of nightmare if I tried to present it directly in this space.

I've also attached the various charts as images -- but be warned they might be too small to read. Your best best is to visit the Google Doc spreadsheet.

If you're not sure what precinct you are in, you can jog your memory with this nifty widget at the City of Boston Website.

Here's some of what jumped out at me examining the precinct-by-precinct numbers.

  • Republican Mitt Romney did best in Moss Hill (Ward 19, Precinct 2), getting 377 votes to President Barack Obama's 877.
  • The same was true in the U.S. Senate race: Republican Senator Scott Brown did best in Moss Hill. He took 437 votes to victor Elizabeth Warren's 842.
  • There's been some grousing in JP about us getting split between the 7th and 8th Congressional District. But that didn't stop up from voting heavily in favor of both Democratic incumbents: Congressmen Mike Capuano in the 7th and Stephen Lynch in the 8th.
  • The assisted suicide ballot question provoked an interesting dynamic: Four JP precincts went against the overall JP trend and rejected "death by dignity." They were the Mission Hill precincts of Ward 10, Precincts 6 and 7 and the nearby Egleston Square precincts of Ward 11-4 and 5. There is a cluster of nursing homes in 10-6 and 10-7, whose residents may have voted against the measure. Why Egleston Square would vote against, I'm not sure.

Hard-core political types: Take a look at these precinct-by-precinct numbers and share your comments.

Bedubs November 08, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Do you have the US Representative Districts backwards? I live in Ward 19, Precinct 7 and Steven Lynch (who unfortunately is my congressman) was on the ballot, not Michael Capuano. The spreadsheet shows Capuano has the congressman.
Chris Helms November 08, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Thanks, Dedubs, I'll double check and correct it if wrong. The city doesn't make it easy to transfer the numbers, so I might have made a data entry error.
Whit November 08, 2012 at 05:05 PM
I would bet there are more voters in Egleston who are Catholic or evangelical and so they would vote against the so-called "Death with Dignity" question.
Chris Helms November 08, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Hi Dedubs, the City of Boston figures do indicate Capuano is now the representative for Ward 19, Precinct 7 in the new 7th Congressional District. The 7th and 8th shuffled precincts as a result of the 2010 Census, so maybe that explains it? 19-7 is definitely part of the new 7th and Capuano should have been on the Ward 19, Precinct 7 ballot. Here's what your ballot was supposed to have looked like, and it's Capuano: http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/BallotOut.aspx?btcode=ST&ctcode=35&wno=19&prno=7


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