Kasich, Sanders Win in First NH Town to Vote Ohio governor was only candidate to visit Dixville Notch By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff Posted Feb 8, 2016 11:58 PM CST 10 comments Comments A resident reads over ballots before the stroke of midnight in Dixville Notch. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (Newser) – Visiting Dixville Notch has paid off for John Kasich: The Ohio governor has prevailed in the northern New Hampshire village that casts the first ballots of the country's first primary, the AP reports. The Ohio governor, the only candidate to make it to the village, had 3 votes to Donald Trump's 2, while all four Dixville Notch Democrats voted for Bernie Sanders. Two other nearby towns also vote at midnight and release results immediately. In Millsfield, CNN reports that Ted Cruz beat Trump 9-3, with a few other GOP candidates getting 1 vote apiece, while Clinton beat Sanders 2-1. In Hart's Location, Sanders beat Clinton 12-7 and Kasich had 5 votes to Trump's 4, with four other GOP candidates splitting the other five votes.