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Low Voter Turnout in Malden for Special State Election

Find out who Malden residents voted for in the Special State Election on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Voting stickers. Credit: File photo
Voting stickers. Credit: File photo
There may be more than 29,000 registered voters in Malden, but only 11 percent of them decided to participate in the Special State Election on Tuesday.

Of the 29,339 registered voters in Malden, 3,116 cast their ballots on Dec. 10, according to results by the Malden City Clerk's Office. Ward 3, Precinct 2 had the strongest turnout at 16 percent, while Ward 4, Precinct 1 and Ward 8, Precinct 2 tied for lowest turnout at 7 percent.

Of the four candidates vying for Edward Markey's 5th Congressional District seat, Katherine Clark captured the most votes in Malden with 2,181, followed by Republican challenger Frank Addivinola Jr. (870 votes), James Aulenti (28) and James Hall with 21 votes. There were also 14 write-in votes.

Overall, Clark defeated Addivinola to win the race for Congress.

Clark won every ward and precinct in Malden, with Addivinola challenging primarily in Ward 4, Precincts 1 and 2 and Ward 8, Precinct 2. 

With the victory, Clark will be sworn in as a U.S. Representative and fill the vacancy left by Markey, who defeated Republican challenger Gabriel Gomez in the race for former Sen. John Kerry's seat earlier this year. Kerry's post became available after he was chosen by the Obama administration to become Secretary of State.

To see a complete breakdown of votes by ward and precinct, check out the attached PDF.

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