Town Election 2017 Word Cloud

Town Election & Ballot Question Results 2017

Town Election 2017 Word Cloud

A total of 2,405 ballots were cast, of the total number of 11,696 registered voters, which is a turnout of a little over 20%. Click to view full results by precinct.

Contested Races on the May 15, 2017 Ballot

Board of Selectmen, 3 Years – Vote for 1
  • John M Coutinho, 1 David Joseph Road, Candidate for Re-election, Republican Caucus Nominee, Nomination Papers 1204
  • Amman Ali Haidri, 7 Spring Lane, Democratic Caucus Nominee 1126
Planning Board, 5 Years – Vote for 2
  • Kenneth R. Weismantel, 145 Ash Street, Candidate for Re-election, Republican Caucus Nominee, Nomination Papers – 925
  • Muriel E. Kramer, 39 North Street, Democratic Caucus Nominee – 1148
  • Amy B. Ritterbusch, 54 Grove Street, Democratic Caucus Nominee, Nomination Papers – 1364
  • Gary B. Trendel, 31 Chamberlain Street, Republican Caucus Nominee, Nomination Papers – 1032
Planning Board, 1 Year – Vote for 1
  • Irfan Nasrullah, 211 Winter St, Democratic Caucus Nominee – 1253
  • Al Alfred W. Rogers Jr., 4 Laurel Ave, Republican Caucus Nominee –945
Commissioners of Parks & Recreation, 3 Years – Vote for 2
  • Laura W. Hanson, 19 North Mill Street, Candidate for Re-election
    Democratic Caucus Nominee, Nomination Papers – 1613
  • Amy K. Markovich, 235 Lumber Street, Candidate for Re-election
    Republican Caucus Nominee, Nomination Papers – 1267
  • Christina M. Anderson, 7 Meserve Street, Democratic Caucus Nominee – 1044
Board of Library Trustees, 3 Years – Vote for 2
  • June A. Harris, 185 Saddle Hill Road, Candidate for Re-election, Republican Caucus Nominee – 1050
  • Stanley D. Pulnik, 11 Downey Street, Candidate for Re-election, Nomination Papers – 716
  • Susan M. Kurys, 29 Forest Lane, Democratic Caucus Nominee – 1047
  • Margaret A. Wiggin, 5 Cross Street, Democratic Caucus Nominee – 1320

Ballot Questions:

QUESTION 1: Charter Changes
Shall the Town of Hopkinton approve the charter amendment proposed by the Town Meeting, summarized below? The proposed changes to the Hopkinton Home Rule Charter include technical updates throughout to reflect current Town practice.

  • Yes 1785
  • No 375

QUESTION 2: Appointed Constables
Shall the Town of Hopkinton vote to have its elected Constables become appointed Constables of the Town?

  • Yes 773
  • No 1378

QUESTION 3: Underride
Shall the Town of Hopkinton be required to reduce the amount of real estate and personal property taxes to be assessed for the fiscal year beginning July first, two thousand and seventeen by an amount equal to $1,500,000?

  • Yes 1609
  • No 601

QUESTION 4: Hayden Rowe Traffic Calming
Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to fund design and construction of traffic and pedestrian safety improvements on Hayden Rowe?

  • Yes 1382
  • No 866

QUESTION 5: Fire Station HVAC
Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to repair the HVAC system on the Main St. Fire Station roof?

  • Yes  1561
  • No 658

QUESTION 6: Prohibit Marijuana Establishments
Shall the Town be authorized to prohibit, from all zoning districts within the Town, marijuana establishments as defined in Section 1(j) of Chapter 94G of the Massachusetts General Laws, including commercial marijuana cultivators, marijuana testing facilities, marijuana product manufacturers, marijuana retailers, and any other type of marijuana-related businesses, but excluding Registered Medical Marijuana Dispensaries as defined in Article XXXIII of the Zoning Bylaw?

  • Yes 1656
  • No 666

Uncontested Offices on the May 15 Ballot

Board of Assessors, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Lya Batlle-Rafferty, Democrat 1723

Board of Assessors, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • Lesley Ficarri, Democrat 1727

Board of Health, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Elizabeth Whittemore, Democrat 1729

Board of Health, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • Michael King, Democrat 1710

Board of Library Trustees, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • Jessica King, Democrat 1708

Cemetery Commissioners, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Claire Wright, Republican (incumbent) 1704

Commissioners of Trust Funds, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Muriel Kramer, Democrat 1754

Constable, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Ed Millis, Democrat 1677

Constable, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • Francis J. D’Urso, Jr., Democrat 1601

Hopkinton Housing Authority, 5 Years, 1 Seat

  • Rebeka Hoffman, Democrat 1678

Planning Board, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Kelly Karp, Democrat 1702

School Committee, 3 Years, 2 Seats

  • Meenakshi Bharath, Unenrolled 1307
  • Jennifer Devlin, Democrat 1735