Town Clerk: Fewer Than 100 Voters per Precinct Turning Out For Today’s Election

Rain, and the single-question ballot have kept people from the polls, the Town Clerk says.

There has been average voter turnout to the last series of elections in Wellesley. Today’s, however, has seen an expectedly low number of voters hit the polls.

Town Clerk Kathy Nagle said today’s election, which will decide whether a new is built, is so unique that fewer than 100 people per precinct have turned out.

“This is a ‘special’ special election,” she said at about 1 p.m. today. “There are no support groups or opposition groups so no one is trying to turn out voters.”

The gloomy weather, and the fact that it’s a Wednesday – nearly all elections are held on Tuesdays – have kept people away from the polling places, Nagle said, and that’s not likely to be any different once the polls close at 8 p.m.

“We have very, very limited turnout,” she said. “I don’t expect it to change.”

Though if there’s one more yes than no vote, the DPW gets its building.

Wellesley Patch will have results at around 9 p.m.


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