Detailed precinct results are usually available sometime Wednesday morning after Election Day. Once I receive them, I’ll start my analysis. The Boston Election Department does not release the data in spreadsheet format, so it requires lots of data entry (254 precincts times the number of candidates).
I hope to have something ready on Wednesday afternoon and full results by sometime on Thursday. In the meantime, the unofficial results are available from the city at this link:
Anyone who has early precinct results can speed up the process by emailing them to me at:
Here is my take on the results of the 2009 primary election in Boston. I like to look at them from a neighborhood perspective, not by wards, since almost everyone can identify with a neighborhood name more easily than a ward number. Neighborhoods tend to be more homogeneous in voting patterns and demographics (the book “The clustering of America” explains this well) than wards. There are lots of numbers here, and since charts don’t format well here, I have links to public Google Docs of all my data:
Here’s a link to the turnout counts and rates by neighborhood.