CAMBRIDGE — Voters in Dorchester showed a majority support for Republican candidates across the board, favoring the Trump/Pence ticket for president and Andy Harris as representative in Congress. The only local race on the Nov. 3 ballot were two slots on the Board of Education.
In the non-partisan race for Board of Education, Mike Diaz led over Phil Bramble for the District 1 seat and Susan Morgan leads Phillip Rice for District 3.
Dorchester Election Director Gwendolyn Dales said 3,870 persons voted on Election Day Nov. 3. The number of voters who participated in early voting totaled 7,351 — almost double that of early votes cast in 2016, Dales said.
Absentee ballots are still being canvassed, reported Dales. The first canvass was Oct. 22 where 2,008 votes were counted and 2,366 additional absentee ballots had been received as of Wednesday, Nov. 4. Absentee ballots will continue to be counted as long as they are postmarked Nov. 3 or earlier. The canvas will be complete by Nov. 13 and election results certified by the state thereafter.