October 30, 2015
Nashua Public Library users have voted for mayor in the library’s penny poll, and Jim Donchess is the winner.
For the past six weeks you’ve been tossing loose change into the jar at the front desk for the candidate of your choice. The totals were $45.83 for Jim Donchess and $33.69 for Chris Williams.
All proceeds from the poll go to the Friends of the Library, so everyone wins.
How reliable is this poll?
Since 2004, Nashua Public Library presidential-election penny polls have been (somewhat) predictive of election results: In 2012 and 2008, donations for Barack Obama beat out those for Mitt Romney and John McCain. In 2004, John Kerry won the penny poll, and, well . . . he lost–but he did carry New Hampshire in the real election!
Don’t forget to vote for real this Tuesday, November 3. Polls are open from 6 am to 8 pm. Click here for more information about the candidates, poll locations, and voter registration.