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Election turnout 'slow and low'

Posted by John C. Drake February 27, 2007 02:17 PM


There is an election taking place in Natick today, but not many people seem to have noticed.

Four candidates are running in a preliminary election to replace retiring Town Clerk Jane Hladick. The top two vote-getters will be on the March 27 town election ballot.

Ninety-six people had voted by 1:30 this afternoon at Natick's Morse Institute Library, said John Crisafulli, a poll worker there. That's out of 2,089 registered voters in the 9th precinct. Polls close at 8 p.m.

Turnout has been "low and slow," Crisafulli said as two other voters prepared to cast their ballots at the library. "We'll be lucky to get 10 percent."

-- John C. Drake

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