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Blog: Election Results Are In

Check back here throughout the day for updated voting numbers and results.

9:30 p.m.- The election results are in! Unofficial results recorded 775 cards casted. Selectwoman Mary Steele, Town Moderator Bill Gouveia and water and sewer commissioner Diane McElligott were all unopposed and won re-election. Mary Steele received 608 votes with 12 write-ins. Gouveia received 606 vote with nine write-ins. McElligott received 512 votes and seven write-ins. The remainder of the votes each candidate received are below, with winners in bold.

BOARD OF ASSESSORS

Robert Bouchard- 399

Stephen Ceckowski- 220

 

HOUSING AUTHORITY- FIVE YEAR TERM

Stanley Medeiros- 305

Peter Whalen- 300

 

PLANNING BOARD- Two terms, two seats

Patrick Daly- 412

Joanne Haracz- 333

Cheryll-Anne Senior- 304

 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE

Marge Werner- 316

Tracey Todesco- 235

Nichole Rich- 181

 

WATER AND SEWER COMMISSION- One year

Luke Grant- 438

Steven Wiseman- 251

5:45 p.m.-The total amount of voters since 8 a.m. has reached 517. The pace has picked up a little since 5 p.m., with nine people an hour per precinct and 80 per hour for all five.

"The amount of people coming in has increased since after school hours," said Town Clerk Danielle Sicard. "It's still very slow though."

Once again, here are the numbers by each precinct:

Precinct 1: 127

Precinct 2: 108

Precinct 3: 93

Precinct 4: 102

Precinct 5: 87

Remember, the polls don't close until 8 p.m., so if you have yet to come out and vote, there is still plenty of time.

The official results will be posted next, once they become available.

1:38 p.m.- Norton poll workers agree that it's been a slow election day, as only 260 people have turned out to vote as of 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Cynthia Gouveia, the wife of town moderator incumbant William Gouveia, said that usually 30 percent of voters come between 6 and 8 a.m., while stragglers come in and out during the day. Between 5 and 8 p.m., she said usually 40 to 50 percent of voters will come by after work.

Tracey Todesco, who is running against Nichole Rich and incumbant Marge Werner for school committee, remains optimistic.

"I'm hopeful that after people get out of work there will be a larger turnout," she said.

George Yelle isn't so sure.

"You don't see that as much anymore," he said. "People work at all hours."

Town Clerk Danielle Sicard averaged that 6 to 7 percent of the town would vote, but the low numbers are still a little surprising.

"No matter how small of an election, usually there is a line of people at 6 a.m.," Yelle said. "No one was here until 6:15 a.m."

"We want more action," said Luke Grant, who is running for water and sewer commission.

So far, here are the number of voters by precinct:

Precinct 1: 51

Precinct 2: 46

Precinct 3: 65

Precinct 4: 59

Precinct 5: 49

Norton Patch will head back to the polls around 6 p.m. to give you another update. Hope to see you there!

 

5:55 a.m.- It’s Town Election day today, April 26, and the polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Precincts 1 and 2 will be held at , while Precincts 3, 4 and 5 will vote at .

There are five contested races on tap including school committee (Marge Werner, Tracey Todesco and Nichole Rich), planning board (Cheryll-Ann Senior, Patrick Daly and Joanne Haracz), water and sewer commission (Luther Grant and Steven Wiseman), housing authority (Peter Whalen and Stanley Medeiros) and the board of assessors (Robert Bouchard and Stephen Ceckowski).

 Town moderator William Gouveia, selectwoman Mary Steele and water/sewer commission member Diane McElligott (for the three-year seat) are running unopposed.

Check this story throughout the day for election number updates and final results.

Tracey April 26, 2011 at 02:25 PM
Thanks for the blog Kelly! Luke Grant and I were out there this morning. Patchy fog and chilly! but now the sun is out and its going to be a beautiful day!! Tracey T.
Kelly A. Mello April 26, 2011 at 02:35 PM
Glad to hear the weather is clearing up. I'll be there in about an hour to see how things are going.

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