The results in Peabody Tuesday mirrored statewide or district voting outcomes with one exception -- most Tanner City voters said they wanted Scott Brown for another term in the U.S. Senate.
President Barack Obama, U.S. Congressman John Tierney and state Rep. Ted Speliotis all comfortably won their races in Peabody, along with newly minted state Sen. Joan Lovely.
Peabody voters overwhelmingly supported the Right to Repair Act and said "no" to assisted suicide, but "yes" to medical marijuana. Only 3,000-4,000 votes separated the choices on the latter two questions.
Overall voter turnout was 75 percent, just as City Clerk Tim Spanos had predicted, and 4 percent lower than in 2008 when Obama was elected.
"It was a very busy day all around," said Spanos, once the final vote tallies were released around 10:30 p.m. He noted there were lines formed outside many of the 19 polling sites across the city by 6:45 a.m. and steady voting throughout the day.
Check out the attached .pdf for a breakdown on voting precinct-by-precinct.