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Public Document



No. 43



ELECTION STATISTICS



1949



In accordance witb. the provisions of General Laws,
(Tercentenary Edition) Chapter 54, Section 133



Together vnTU Other Information Relating to Elections



COMPILED I.N" THE OFFICE OF



EDWARD J. CRONIN

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH




Publication of this Document Approved by George J. Cnosis, State Purchasing Agent.
400-1-50-901011



TABLE OF CONTENTS



Letter of transmittal .....

The "Corrupt Practices" law, returns under .

Elections, dates of city ....

Mayors of cities, names of .

Polling places, number of ... .

Town Ballot Act

List of towns voting by precincts at annual town elections

Dates elections were held in cities, registered voters, and number of persons
who voted ......

Dates elections were held in towns having precincts, registered voters, and
number of persons who voted

Dates elections were held in towns having no precincts, registered voters
and number of persons who voted

Special State Primary




PAGE

3
3
3
3
5
5
5



Special State Election

Votes for:
Representative, Fifteenth Middlesex District



33



44



Votes for:






Representative, Fifteenth Middlesex District .


Republican


49




Democratic


49



50



P.D. 43



l^fje Commons ealtf) of JHasigacfjufiietts!



Office of the Secretary, January 31, 1950

To the Honorable Senate and Die House of Representatives:

I have the honor to submit herewith, in compUance with General Laws (Ter-
centenary Edition), chapter 54, section 133, as amended, a report of the number
of registered voters at the dates of the last city and town elections, and the total
number of persons who voted at each such election in every city and town, and in
every voting precinct therein, and the number of votes received by each candidate
for nomination and for election for a State office in the j^ear 1949, together with
other information relating to elections.

Returns under the "Corrupt Practices" Law
Since the last report a special election has been held to fill a vacancy in the office
of Representative in the General Court in the Fifteenth Middlesex District (May
3, 1949).

In compliance with the General Laws (Tercentenary Edition), chapter 55, as
amended, nomination expense returns were received from thirteen candidates,
ten of whom reported no receipts. Total nomination receipts were reported as
S747 and expenditures S2,522. One nommation expense return appeared to be not
in conformity with the law and was therefore transmitted to the Attorney General,
together with a list of names and addresses of three candidates who failed to file
returns.

Election expense returns were received from two candidates. Total election
receipts were reported as S227 and total expenditures S518.

Total receipts reported by candidates for both nomination and election were
S974 and total expenditures $3,040.

Respectfully submitted,

Edward J. Cronin,
Secretary of the Commonwealth.



Dates of City Elections



Attleboro

(1945, Chapter 224)



Beverly



Bostou



Brockton (Plan B)
(1947, Chapter 208)

Cambridge (Plan E)



Chelsea .

(1946, Chapter 143J

Chicopee



Everett



Fall River (Plan A) .
(1941, Chapter 160)

Fitchburg (Plan B) .
(192S, Chapter 145)

Gardner



Mayor
Francis J. U'Neil

Robert J. Raffert\" .

James M. Curley

Joseph H. Downej'

Michael J. Neville .

Thomas A. Keating

Edward O. Bourbeau

Jariies F. Reynolds

William P. Grant .

George W. Stanton

Fred E. Perrj-



1st Tuesday in November in every
ofld-numbered year, beginning in
1949.

3rd Tuesday in December in every
even-numbered year, beginning in
1944.

Tuasdaj- after the 1st Monday in
November in every odd-numbered
year, beginning in 192.5.

1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday
in November in everj- odd-num-
bered year, beginning in 1947.

Tuesday next following 1st Monday
in November in every odd-num-
bered year, beginning in 1941.

Tuesday next following 1st Monday
in November in every odd-nuni-
bered year, beginning in 1947.

1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday
in November in every odd-num-
bered year, beginning in 1943.

Tuesday next after 1st Monday in
November in each odd-numbered
year, beginning in 1931.

Tuesday next following 1st Monday
in November in each odd-num-
bered year, beginning in 1945.

Tuesday next following 1st Monday
in November in each odd-num-
bered year, beginning in 1929.

Tuesday next following 1st Monday
in November in each odd-nuni-
bered year, beginning in 1937.



P.D. 43



Gloucester



Haverhill

(1947. Chapter loT)

Holyoke

(1946. Chapters?)

Ijawrence
IiCoininet.cr



Lowell (riBn E)
liynn
Maldon .



Marlborough (Plan li)
(1932. Chapter 37)

Medford (Plan E) .



Melrose .

(1947, Chapter 5)

New Bedford (Plan B)
(1941, Chapter 95)
(1948, Chapter 44)

Newburyport (Plan B)

Newton .



North Adams .
(1947. Chapter 327)

Northampton .
(194(}. Chapter 245)

Peabody

(1947. Chapter 190)

Pittsfieid



Quincy (Plan E)

(1941, Chapter 163)

Revere (Plan E)



Salem (Plan B)

(1933. Chapter 133)

8omerville



Springfield

'launton

(1948. Chapter 55)

VValtham
(Plan B, 192t) Chapter 63)

Weatfield



Wobura

(1948, Chapter 22)

Worcester (Plan E)



Mayor
Weston I'. Friend .



Bernard H. Donahue
Henry J. Toepfert .



James P. Meehan .
Ralph W. Oossman



George A. Ayottc .

Stuart A. Tarr

Kretl I. l.amson

(/arlton W. Allen .

Walter E. Lawrence

Thomas L. Thistle .

Arthur N. Ilarrininn

.John M. Kelleher .
Theodore R. Lockwood

James A. Bowes

Edwin L. Olander .
. Leo F. McGrath
. Robert T. Cspeless

Charles A. Ross

Peter J. Jordan

Joseph B. Harrington
. Dr. G. Edward Bradley
. Daniel B. Brunton

John F. Parker

John F. Devane
. Homer E. Bush

William E. Kane
. Charlea F. J. SuUivan



Tuesday next following 1st Monday
in December in each odd-num-
bered year, beginning in 1939.

Tuesday next following 1st Monday
in November in each odd-num-
bered year, beginning in 1947.

Ist Tuesday after 1st Monday in
November in each odd-numbered
year, beginning in 1947.

2nd Tuesday in December.

Tuesday next following 1st Mondaj-
in November in each odd-num-
bered year, beginning in 1937.

Tuesday next following 1st Monday
in Noveml^er in each odd-num-
bered year, beginning in 1929.

'J'uesday next after Ist Monday in
November in every odd-numbered
year, beginning in 1925.

2nd Tuesday in November in each
odd-numbered year, beginning in
1937.

1st Tuesday in November in every
odd-numbered year, beginning in
1933.

Tuesday next following 1st Monday
in November in every odd-num-
bered year, beginning in 1931.

Tuesday next following the lat Mon-
day in November in every odd-
numbered year, beginning in 1947.

Tuesday after l.st Monday in No-
vember in each odd-numbered
year, beginning in 1949.

Tuesday next after 1st Monday in
December.

Tuesday next after 1st Monday in
November in each odd-numbered
year, beginning in 1939.

Ist Tuesday after 1st Monday of
November, in every odd-numbered
year, beginning in 1949.

Tuesday next after the Ist Monday
in November in every odd-num-
bered year, beginning in 1947.

Tuesday next following Ist Monday
in November in every odd-num-
bered year, beginning in 1947.

let Tuesday after Ist Monday in
November in every odd-numbered
year, beginning in 1931.

Tuesday ne.xt following 1st Mondaj-
in November in each odd-num-
bered year, beginning in 1945.

Tuesday next following 1st Monday
in November in every odd-num-
bered year, beginning in 1949.

Tuesday next after Ist Monday in
December in every odd-numbered
year, beginning in 1935.

Tuesday after 1st Monday in No-
vember in every odd-numbered
year, beginning in 1925.

Tuesday following Ist Monday in
November in every odd-numbered
year, beginning in 1925.

Tuesday next following 1st Monday
in November in every odd-num-
bered year, beginning in 1949.

Tuesday next after Ist Monday in
November in each odd-numbered
year, beginning in 1927.

Tuesday following Ist Monday is
November in every odd -numbered
year, beginning in 1937.

Ist Tuesday after 1st Monday in
November in every odd-numbered
year, beginning in 1949.

Tuesday next following Ist Monday
in November in each odd-num-
bered year, beginning in 1927.



P.D. 43 5

Number of Polling Places, 1949

^Town elections: 527, viz., 242 towns, 1 each; 69 towns divided into voting
precincts, 285.

^City elections: 38 cities, 1,275.

Town Ballot Act

The provisions of law by which ballots for town ofl&cers are provided at the
expense of the town, have been accepted by 299 towns, wherein the method of
nomination and electing town officers is similar to that for state officers.



Precinct Voting in Towns at Annual Town Elections



Abington


Concord


Longmeadow


Seekonk


Acton


Dartmouth


Ludlow


South Hadley


Adams


Dedham


Lynnfield


Swampscott


Agawam


Dracut


Methuen


Templeton


Amherst


Easton


Milton


Uxbridge


Andover


Erving


Montague


Wakefield


Arlington


Falmouth


Natick


Walpole


Ashbumham


Florida


North Ando-v^er


Warren


Athol


Foxborough


Northbridge


Watertown


Auburn


Framingham


Palmer


Wellesley


Barnstable


Freetown


Pepperell


West Springfield


Barre


Grafton


Randolph


Westport


Bellingham


Great Barrington


Reading


Westwood


Belmont


Groveland


Rockland


Weymouth


Braintree


Hardwick


Rockport


WiUiamsburg


Brookline


Holbrook


Royalston


Winchester


Chelmsford


Leicester


^Saugus


Winthrop




Lexington




Yarmouth



' Saugus did not have a town election in 1949.
' Be\^erl>' did not have a city election in 1949.
' Biennial election in even-numbered year.



6 P.D. 43

Number of Registered Voters and Persons who voted at Elections







City Elections,


1949


Cities, Wards and Voting Trecincts












Date of


Registered


Persons






Election


Voters


who voted


Attleboro


Nov. 1


11,824


10,758


Ward 1







1,847


1,627


2











1,950


1,800


3


*■









1,966


1,850


4











1,999


1,799


5











2,011


1,827


6


Precinct A






■ —


903


835


6


B









1,148


1,020


Boston








Nov. 8


404,220


300,501


Ward 1











23,917


16,491




Precinct 1






• —


2,232


1,489




2









2,112


1,450




3









1,934


1,390




4









2,001


1,524




5









1,995


1,426




6









1,936


1,331




7









2,041


1,275




8









1,978


1,257




9









1,999


1,355




10









2,001


1,386




11









2,066


1,365




12









1,622


1,243


Ward 2








Nov. 8


12,600


9,154


2


Precinct 1









1,509


1,231


2


2









1,696


1,230


2


3









1,973


1,394


2


4









1,963


1,462


2


5









1,892


1,370


2


6









1,824


1,189


2


7









816


627


2


8









927


651


Ward 3








Nov. 8


20,224


14,875


3


Precinct 1






- —


1,650


1,243


3


2









1,701


1,393


3


3









1,801


1,438


3


4









1,738


1,361


3


5









1,613


1,061


3


6









1,763


1,258


3


7









1,610


1,204


3


8









1,734


1,196


3


9









1,709


1,144


3


10









1,408


1,019


3


11









1,743


1,275


3


12









1,754


1,283


Ward 4








Nov. 8


16,021


10,674


4


Precinct 1









1,727


1,157


4


2









1,722


1,114


4


3









1,282


902




4









1,579


1,019


4


5









1,910


1,362



P.D. 43



Cities, Wards and Voting Precincts



City Elections, 1949



Date of Registered
Election Voters



Persons
who voted



Boston — Con.



Ward


4


Precind


6




4




7




4




8




4




9




4




10


Ward


5








5


Precinct


1




5




2




5




3




5




4




5




5




5




6




5




7




5




8




5




9




5




10




5




11




5




12




5




13




5




14




5




15




5




16


Ward


6








6


Precinct


1




6




2




6




3




6




4




6




5




6




6




6




7




6




8




6




9




6




10




6




11




6




12




6




13




6




14




6




15




6




16


Ward


7








7


Precinct


1




7




2




7




3




7




4




7




5




7




6




7




7




7




8




7




9




7




10



:^ov. 8



Nov. 8



Nov. 8



Nov. 8



],725
1,690
1,803
1,248
1,335


1,154
1,143
1,186

828
809


18,755
1,081
1,076
1,038
1,220


13,384
826
778
738
890


1,181
1,363
1,237
1,534
923


798
947
924
1,084
644


1,413
1,212


1,017
861


1,234
980


850
697


1,112
1,142
1,009


821
800
709


12,987
643


9,931
438


172


127


796


578


846


653


368


278


783


559


847


663


872


687


999


764


930


661


1,070
995


850

764


959


757


928


759


992


791


787


602


17,935
983


14,192
786


879


742


977


773


931


758


999


768


947


704


1,107
916


873
740


1,061
1,058


851
860



P.D. 43



Cities, Wards and Voting Precincts



City Elections, 1949



Date of
Election



Registered
Voters



Boston — Con.



Ward



Wajd 8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8

Ward 9

9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9

Ward 10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10



Precinct 11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18



Precinct 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16



Precinct 1
2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15



Precinct 1
2

o
o

4
5
6

7



Nov. 8



Nov. 8



Nov. 8



Nov. 8



Persons
who voted



1,262


1,039


1,094


826


942


740


925


708


846


649


954


736


790


644


1,264


995


12,420


9,582


482


355


589


451


633


460


885


683


968


774


648


507


764


566


789


635


893


646


847


649


979


790


871


632


811


634


719


581


775


621


767


598


14,455


10,772


1,018


757


1,128


868


988


741


1,105


803


1,107


791


902


694


1,058


769


1,144


810


1,109


786


915


686


769


582


640


485


912


741


703


528


957


731


15,790


12,598


1,181


947


1,142


943


792


636


1,181


984


780


625


903


765


880


710



P.D. 43



Cities, Wards and Voting Precincts



CiTT Elections, 1949



Date of
Election



Registered
Voters



Persons
who voted



Boston — Con.



Ward 10


Precinct 8


10


9


10


10


10


11


10


12


10


13


10


14


10


15


10


16


10


17


Ward 11




11


Precinct 1


11


2


11


3


11


4


11


5


11


6


11


7


11


8


11


9


11


10


U


11


11


12


11


13


11


14


11


15


11


16


Ward 12




12


Precinct 1


12


2


12


3


12


4


12


5


12


6


12


7


12


8


12


9


12


10


12


11


12


12


12


13


12


14


12


15


12


16


12


17


12


18


12


19


Ward 13




13


ftecinct 1


13


2



Nov. 8



Nov. 8



Nov. 8



Nov. 8



974


766


821


740


894


640


819


642


871


673


883


678


784


629


885


700


978


787


1,022


733


15,159


11,641


925


697


810


610


839


609


786


572


920


656


1,066


840


1,262


931


1,050


814


1,045


822


912


724


1,232


974


910


720


730


585


1,004


728


785


624


883


735


19,290


13,178


867


593


820


584


961


690


1,004


708


919


617


949


660


1,088


715


918


648


1,020


677


1,103


710


1,021


701


1,141


802


1,087


747


1,085


747


1,009


710


1,087


734


1,052


717


1,174


783


985


635


15,398


11,603


806


606


924


632



10



P.D. 43



Cities, Wards and Voting Precincts



City Elections, 1949



Date of
Election



Registered
Voters



Persons
who voted



Boston — Con.



Ward 13


Precinct 3






Nov. 8 1,158


845


13


4






— 1,051


727


13


5






— 1,064


755


13


G






— 950


712


13


7






— 879


675


13


8






— 975


752


13


9






— 660


512


13


10






— 819


660


13


11






— 875


683


13


12






— ],182


911


13


13






— 979


749


13


14






— 948


743


13


15






— 1,028


758


13


16






— 1,100


883


Ward 14








Nov. 8 27,034


18,842


14


Precinct 1






— 1,516


1,014


14


2






— 1,309


876


14


3






— 1,214


834


14


4






— 1,252


870


14


5






— 1,227


846


14


6






— 1 ,036


797


14


7






— 974


714


14


8






— 1,209


882


14


9






— 1,365


1,018


14


10






— 1,281


888


14


11






— 1,205


907


14


12






— 1,752


1,273


14


13






— 1,447


990


14


14






— 1,378


908


14


15






— 1,079


704


14


16






— 1,153


789


14


17






— 1,554


1,112


14


18






— 1,468


989


14


19






— 1,320


851


14


20






— 1,186


822


14


21






— 1,109


758


Ward 15








Nov. 8 14,908


11,815


15


Precinct 1






— 1,083


816


15


2






— 1,015


789


15


3






— 1,059


875


15


4






— 976


771


15


5






— 923


731


15


6






— 1,037


840


15


7






— 958


787


15


8






— 980


769


15


9






— 1,006


821


15


10






— 1,040


802


15


11






— 1,005


822


15


12






— 1,094


826


15


13






— 867


688


15


14






— 868


675


15


15






— 997


803



P.D. 43



11



Cities, Wards and Voting Precincts



City Elections, 1949



Date of
Election



Registered
Voters



Persons
who voted



Boston — Con.



Ward 16








. Nov. 8 19,972


15,878


16


Precinct 1






— 1,007


796


16


2






— 1,297


1,039


16


3






— 961


743


16


4






— 993


739


16


5






— 1,015


800


16


6






— 1,067


843


16


7






— 1,032


854


16


8






— 993


805


16


9






— 888


690


16


10






— 943


736


16


11






— 981


830


16


12






— 1,000


793


16


13






— 1,001


764


16


14






— 1,012


811


16


15






— 998


749


16


16






— 1,027


821


16


17






— 953


769


16


18






— 952


788


16


19






— 962


774


16


20






— 890


734


Ward 17








Nov. 8 19,473


15,240


17


Precinct 1






— 810


710


17


2






— 890


695


17


3






— 799


585


17


4






— 976


744


17


5






— 897


724


17


6






— 819


670


17


7






— 994


799


17


8






— 1,125


848


17


9






— 1,053


831


17


10






— 887


683


17


11






— 1,097


868


17


12






— 1,103


792


17


13






— 1,113


798


17


14






— 1,045


746


17


15






— 1,149


858


17


16






— 975


809


17


17






— 876


688


17


18






— 874


725


17


19






— 971


800


17


20






— 1,020


867


Ward 18








Nov. 8 24,914


18,342


18


Precinct 1






— 1,624


1,223


18


2






— 1,220


783


18


3






— 1,337


919


18


4






— 977


762


18


5






— 1,137


904


18


6






— 1,235


925


18


7






— 1,051


835



12



P.D. 43



Cities, Wards and Voting Precincts



City Elections, 1949



Date of
Election



Registered
Voters



Persons
who voted



Boston — Con.



Ward 18


Precinct 8






. Nov. 8


1,174


930


18


9









1,632


1,214


18


10









1,064


779


18


11









1,294


977


18


12









1,367


1,006


18


13









979


709


18


14









990


687


18


15









1,153


866


18


16









1,021


743


18


17









1,237


908


18


18









1,136


790


18


19









1,040


701


18


20









1,165


861


18


21









1,081


821


Ward 19








Nov. 8


17,520


13,834


19


Precinct 1









1,176


912


19


2









1,044


846


19


3









941


759


19


4









1,155


912


19


5









1,200


973


- 19


6









1,029


815


19


7






- —


935


727


19


8









1,004


806


19


9









872


713


19


10









958


752


19


11









1,181


946


19


12









1,134


892


19


13









1,109


825


19


14









810


621


19


15









987


751


19


16









1,031


785


19


17









954


799


Ward 20








Nov. 8


23,445


18,545


20


I^recinct 1









1,002


769


20


2









960


702


20


3









877


693


20


4









954


746


20


5









997


774


20


6









1,405


1,182


20


7









888


728


20


8









941


737


20


9






■ —


1,005


739


20


10









1,159


911


20


11









966


813


20


12









974


803


. 20


13









1,025


804


20


14






• —


1,151


964


20


15









1,198


852


20


16









1,316


973


20


17









1,262


1,061


20


18









1,015


785



P.D. 43



13



Cities, Wards and Votixg Precixcts



City Elections, 1949



Date of Registered [ Persons
Election 1 Voters ! who voted



Boston — Con.



Ward 20


Precinct 19


.




Nov. 8


1,141


934


20


20







1,223


992


20


21






— ■


1,058


858


20


22









928


725


Ward 21








Nov. 8


23,674


16,057


21


Precinct 1









1,657


1,087


21


2









1,302


867


21


3









1,369


960


21


4









1.106


763


21


5









992


663


21


6






— .


1,321


909


21


7









1,553


1,087


21


8









1,471


974


21


9









1,045


687


21


10









789


573


21


11









1,358


873


21


12









1,521


1,015


21


13









1.390


898


21


14









1,661


1,073


21


15









1,465


962


21


16






— .


1,128


770


21


17









1,046


813


21


18









1,500


1,093


Ward 22








Nov. 8


18,329


13,863


22


Precinct 1









923


692


22


2









973


736


22


3









812


666


22


4






— .


928


709


22


5









1,109


817


22


6









1,031


817


22


7









1,044


794


22


8









999


748


22


9









1,564


1,030


22


10









1,328


1,007


22


11









1,113


860


22


12









1,002


740


22


13






— -


1,052


844


22


14









1,112


835


22


15









1,035


804


22


16






— .


1,182


862


22


17






— •


1,122


902


Brockton








. Nov. 8


35,753


29,044


Ward 1


Precinct A






— -


926


681




B






— .


929


747




C


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