Wednesday, November 6, 2013

"paltry turnout at the polls"

Milford Daily News writes on the Franklin election results:
Turnout proved slow throughout the chilly, sun-splashed day and never picked up. Roughly 2,527 people filed into the polls, a little more than 10 percent of the town’s 22,000 registered voters, according to Town Clerk Deborah Pellegri. That number stands as the lowest recorded at a town election in a decade. 
In addition to voting for the council seats, voters weighed in on two ballot referendums. 
For the nonbinding question, they rejected the idea of amending the town charter to allow for the election of a mayor, with 1,374 residents voting yes and 936 voting no.

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