Almost half of Weston voters cast ballots by noon

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—Kimberly Donnelly photo

About 36% of registered Weston voters had cast ballots at the polls at Weston Middle School by noon today, Tuesday, Nov. 6. That’s about 36% of Weston’s 6,790 voters. In addition, about 800 people returned absentee ballots, bringing turnout to 47.5%.

Poll works said turnout has been steady, as evidenced by the hourly count, which shows between 377 and 497 voters coming by per hour. The busiest hour so far was between 7 and 8 a.m.

Susan Moran and Laura Smits, Weston’s registrars of voters, said there have been few problems at the polls so far. Some younger people wanting to vote for the first time did not realize they had to register ahead of time; they were sent to the town clerk’s office, where they can at least cast Presidential Ballots. Re-districting has caused a little confusion, but most people are able to figure out which district they are in, the registrars said.

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—Kimberly Donnelly photo

The biggest issue is the charter question, the registrars said. Many voters are not aware the question asking to approve a revised charter is on the ballot. Information about the question is available in the hallway where people are checking in before entering the polling area in the gym.

Click here for more information on the charter question.

The polls are open at the middle school until 8 p.m.

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