With 80% voter turnout, Hamilton backed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president in Tuesday’s general election.
A total of 4,756 ballots were cast in early voting and on Election Day in Hamilton, according to unofficial results from Town Clerk Andrea Carlson
Clinton got 55.2 percent of the vote in Hamilton to eventual winner, Republican Donald Trump’s 31 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 6.6 percent and Green Rainbow party candidate got 1.5 percent, with another 70 blanks in Hamilton.
As Hamilton went so went the state on the first three ballot questions – turning down a new slots parlor, rejecting an expansion of charter schools and supporting tighter the rules on caged animals. But Hamilton narrowly supported keeping recreational marijuana legal in question 4, 2,373-2,312, while statewide the question was supported.
In the Essex County Sheriff’s race, Hamilton voters gave Republican Anne Manning-Martin 1,749 votes to Democrat Kevin Coppinger’s 1,523 votes. Coppinger reportedly won the seat. Independent Kevin Leach received 576 votes in Hamilton and Independent Mark Archer got 287 votes.
In the Governor’s Council race, Hamilton gave 2,296 votes to Democrat Eileen Duff and 2,013 vote to Republican Richard Baker.
U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, State Sen. Bruce Tarr and state Rep. Brad Hill were each unopposed on the ballot.