A sign outside the Town House directs voters to their polling places. Photo by Celeste Katz Marston

Concord’s (unofficial) presidential primary results are in

March 6, 2024

By Celeste Katz Marston — Celeste@theconcordbridge.org

Concord voters have had their Super Tuesday say.

In the Democratic presidential primary, incumbent Joe Biden drew a total of 2,952 votes in unofficial results provided by Town Clerk Kaari Mai Tari.

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips — who ended his longshot presidential candidacy Wednesday — and author Marianne Williamson at 96 votes and 48 votes, respectively.

A total of 206 voters expressed no preference in the contest. There were 33 write-ins and 18 blanks. 

In the Republican presidential primary, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley — who also suspended her underdog bid for the White House Wednesday — received 1,237 votes, locally outperforming former President Donald Trump, who garnered the support of 531 Concordians.

Of the remaining Republican candidates on the ballot, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie scored 21 votes and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pulled in 11. Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy received nine votes, and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson received two.

Sixteen voters expressed no preference and there were nine write-ins and five blanks. 

Sample primary ballots, as recently seen at the Town House. Photo by Celeste Katz Marston

Fifteen Concord voters cast ballots in the Libertarian Party presidential primary, with no candidate breaking double digits.

Voters also made picks for State and Town Committee slots. 

Of 13,804 registered voters, per the unofficial tabulation, 5,209 voted in the primary — a turnout rate of 38%. The unofficial results include both in-person and by-mail votes.

Concord Town Clerk Kaari Mai Tari said official results will be certified no later than the legal deadline of Saturday, March 9.


Voting, of course, is far from over for this year. 

To register online, visit the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s website at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/

For the April 9 annual town election, the voter registration deadline is 5 p.m. on March 29. 

For the April 29 start of Town Meeting, the deadline is 5 p.m. on April 19. 

For the September 3 state primary, the registration deadline is 5 p.m. on August 24.

And for the November 5 presidential election, register to vote by 5 p.m. on October 26.