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Good voter turnout, close races in Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 November 2013 at 10:05 pm

“Turnout for local elections tends to be 27 percent, but this year it will likely top 40 percent or more in towns with contested races,” Election Commissioner Dennis Piedimonte said.

“Towns with unopposed candidates didn’t see a lot of turnout, probably around 20 percent,” Piedimonte said.

The returns are starting to come in at the Board of Elections.

It may be too close to call in the races for Highway Superintendent in Carlton and Ridgeway.

Dave Krull has a narrow lead over Paul Snook in Carlton and Ray Wendling has a slight lead over Mark Goheen in Ridgeway. Absentee ballots will be opened in a week to determine winner.