The tiny town of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire took to the primary polls early Tuesday morning and the big winners were Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Kasich won the majority of the Republican votes -- three -- while Sanders earned all four Democratic votes, according to Politico.

Businessman Donald Trump finished a close second on the GOP side in the small town by earning two votes. The other Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, didn't get a single vote in Dixville Notch, a town with a population of 12.

nh Terry Tillitson applauds as the results of the nine votes cast shortly after midnight in the U.S. Presidential primary election are displayed on a board in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, Feb. 9, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Mike Segar

The vote carried on a tradition that began in the '60s. The voters from the town file into The Balsams Resort's wood-paneled Ballot Room, where the votes are cast at midnight and counted immediately. This year the tiny town was joined by other small New Hampshire hamlets, Millsfield and Hart's Location, which also voted at midnight. The rest of New Hampshire is set to carry out the presidential primary vote throughout the day.

The three small communities cast 65 votes in total Tuesday. The small towns, and Dixville Notch in particular, receive a fair bit of attention. The vote in Dixville Notch is often seen as a barometer for the rest of the state but has a somewhat spotty record in making accurate predictions.

dixville notch Jeff Stevens (center) casts the first vote shortly after midnight Tuesday in the U.S. Presidential primary election at the Hale House at Balsams Hotel in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. Photo: Reuters/Mike Segar

The tradition in Dixville Notch began in 1960. State law allows a precinct to close if all registered voters have cast ballots, and thanks to the town's small population, it's relatively simple for all voters to come out at midnight. The first vote in 1960 was unanimous for Richard Nixon. 

"This is an example of American democracy where 100 [percent] of the voters come out and vote," said Tom Tillotson, the 71-year-old town moderator who has run the vote for years, according to CNN. "It's also a part of a primary process where it's sort of an endangered species where the candidates actually go out and talk to the voters, and anything we can do to keep that alive helps our political process."