2023 Election Coverage
UPDATE 9:08 p.m.:
Overall Town Wide Results (Continued):
Municipal Light Commission
3-year spot: Lisa Wolf 3295 (winner), Walter Homan 2476
1-year spot: Adam Smith 2759 (winner), Nate Burke 2460
Recreation and Parks Commission
Matthew Martin 3311, Linda Rice Collins 3008, Karin Ernst 2906, Rossana Ferrante 2890, Shelly Bedrossian 2740
Larry Simpson, with 2658, did not win one of the five available spots
UPDATE 9:06 p.m.:
Overall Town Wide Results (continued):
Board of Health: Tom McMahon 2937 (winner), David Becker 1617, Tom Massarro 1021
School Committee: Jenn Schaeffner 3052 (winner), Brian Ota 2497 (winner), Sarah Gold 2390, Paul Baker 2262
UPDATE 9:03 p.m.:
Overall Town Wide Results:
Question One: 3399 No to 2992 Yes
Select Board (in order of vote totals): Alexa Singer, Erin Noonan, Bret Murray, Jim Nye, Moses Grader (Jackie Belf-Becker will not be returning to the Select Board)
UPDATE 8:59 p.m.:
Question One is defeated by 3399 to 2992
UPDATE 8:55 p.m.:
LIBRARY TRUSTEES Katherine Barker and Gary Amberik win the two available spots
UPDATE 8:53 p.m.:
REC & PARK COMMISSION Shelly Bedrossian will join incumbents, replacing seat opened up when Derek Norcross chose not to run for re-election.
UPDATE: 8:52 p.m.:
LIGHT COMMISSION 3-year term: LISA WOLF winner; 1-year term: ADAM SMITH winner
UPDATE: 8:48 p.m.:
Marblehead Beacon declares TOM MCMAHON Board of HEALTH winner
UPDATE: 8:44 p.m.:
Marblehead Beacon declares (in order of votes) ALEXA SINGER, ERIN NOONAN, BRET MURRAY, JIM NYE & MOSES GRADER WINNERS. Jackie Belf-Becker loses.
UPDATE: 8:42: Marblehead Beacon declares QUESTION 1 DEFEATED; JENNIFER SCHAEFFNER & BRIAN OTA win SCHOOL COMMITTEE
UPDATE: 8:29 p.m.:
PRECINCTS 2 and 3: QUESTION 1 LOSES
SCHOOL COMMITTEE: PRECINCT 2: BAKER wins by 2 votes with SCHAEFFNER coming in second
SELECT BOARD: PRECINCT 2: Murray tops ticket, with Noonan, Singer, Nye, and Grader following, and Belf-Becker losing
UPDATE: 8:22 p.m.:
QUESTION 1 LOSES in PRECINCT 1
SCHOOL COMMITTEE: SCHAEFFNER wins PRECINCT 1, with BAKER coming in second.
SELECT BOARD: SINGER wins highest vote of PRECINCT 1, followed by Noonan, Murray, Nye, Grader following, and Belf-Becker losing
BOARD OF HEALTH: MCMAHON wins PRECINCT 1
UPDATE: 7:42 p.m.: June 2022’s election included two overrides and six contested local races. That day — which was punctuated by some delays due to too few ballots having been ordered — voter turnout was strong, with 5857 ultimately casting a ballot.
Today, in spite of at-times drizzly and gloomy weather, turnout has been very strong, with polls still open for another half-hour. Marblehead Beacon has learned that as of 6:00 p.m., approximately 5400 Marbleheaders had already cast ballots, making it possible that final counts will exceed those of last year.
While we will not have final numbers until after 8:00 p.m. tonight, and official ballot counts can take more than a week to be certified, short of an extremely close vote in any race(s), the unofficial tally is generally reliable.
Stay tuned for additional updates throughout the evening.
Please bookmark this page and check back throughout the evening of Tuesday, June 20, 2023. Marblehead Beacon will be posting regular updates as they become available once the polls close at 8 p.m.
In the meantime, check out the photos above of candidates and volunteers holding signs on this off-and-on rainy day.