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Newtonville precinct warden: Turnout moderate

Posted by Ralph Ranalli May 20, 2008 07:45 AM

7:32 AM

Early voter turnout for the Newton override election appears moderate, according to Merrill Prejeant, the voting warden for Ward 2, Precinct 1 in Newtonville.

Prejeant said that early walk-in voter traffic to the polling place at the Horace Mann Elementary School was light, but that she had received a fat stack of approximately 50 absentee ballots.

"The absentee ballots are a sign that people care," she said.

Hot-button financial issues like the Newton North High School project and the day's good weather were likely to bring people out to the polls in significant numbers, she said.

"I think it will be a big election, since it's one that hits people in the pocket," she said. "There's certainly no reason not to vote."

-- Ralph Ranalli

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