Canton Sees Low Turnout at Polls for Town Election
Voters did not get out to vote yesterday in Canton.
Voters did not get out the vote in Canton yesterday for the Town Election. Only 327 residents hit the poles to vote for the uncontested races. That is a 2.29 percent turnout, according to Town Clerk Tracy Kenney.
"Unfortunately, it was a very low turnout," Kenney said. "This is the first time that I can remember that there were no contested races."
The clerk's office expected a low turnout, as there were none of the typical calls from residents inquiring where to vote or what time the polls were open, she noted. Only about 15 absentee ballots were requested, "which is unusual," she said.
Typically, the town sees a 12 percent voter turnout for a Town Election, Kenney said.
Those that ran and were re-elected are:
For the Board of Selectmen, Victor Del Vecchio, the current chair, and Robert Burr, a current selectman; Elisabeth Salisbury and Jill Stevens on School Committee ; Julie Goodman to Board of Health; Christopher J. Connolly to the Planning Board; Daniel J. Flood to Board of Assessors position; Glen Hannington to Housing Authority position; and Susan Cogliano, George T. Comeau and Dorothy M. Shea to Trustees to the Canton Public Library.
To view the official Town Election results, see the attached PDF with this article.