Low Turnout : Primary Vote Less Than 10 Percent; Democratic Ballots Top All Others

September 13, 2012

Not many registered voters in Chelsea cast a ballot last Thursday.

A total of 1,311 voters cast ballots here in a primary that was more like a shadow than anything else.

Democratic ballots cast totaled 1,155 while Republicans cast 155 ballots.

Congressman Mike Capuano was the largest vote-getter. Eight-hundred and eighty-four  Chelsea voters gave him a vote.

State Senator Sal DiDomenico received 850 votes. US Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren got 846 votes.

Large numbers of votes went to Representative Gene O’Flaherty and to Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein as well.

None of the above had primary opponents.

In the political races that were contested, Patty Campatelli beat out Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina for the Register of Probate position.

It was Campatelli 488 LaMattina 386.

Campatelli beat out LaMattina for the post county-wide by 500 votes in a stunning victory.

Criminal Clerk of the Superior Court Maura Hennigan carried Chelsea by 111 votes over former assistant clerk of the Superior Court Robert Dello Russo.

The Chelsea vote was Hennigan 534 to Dello Russo 423.

Hennigan won overall by a wide margin and will retain her post.

One hundred and fifty Chelsea Republicans cast a vote for Senator Scott Brown.