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Dixville Notch Election Results 2012: Obama And Romney Tie, 5 Votes Apiece

FILE - In this Tuesday Nov. 4, 2008 file photo Dixville Notch residents wait for the stroke of midnight to be the first voter
FILE - In this Tuesday Nov. 4, 2008 file photo Dixville Notch residents wait for the stroke of midnight to be the first voters for the nation's presidential election in Dixville Notch, N.H. For the first time since 1960, the stately resort that’s the site of New Hampshire's first-in-the nation presidential voting will be closed for the Nov. 6 election. The tradition of midnight voting in the tiny community of Dixville will continue, however. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter, File)

By tradition, the unincorporated village of Dixville Notch, N.H., located in Coos County, is one of two locations that get to cast the first votes of the presidential election just after midnight on Election Day. The other location, also in New Hampshire, is Hart's Location.

This year, Dixville Notch residents cast their votes in a tie: five votes each for President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. It was the first time in Dixville Notch's history that a tie was recorded.

In 2008, President Obama carried Dixville Notch, beating Sen. John McCain 15 votes to six.

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