'Typical' Turnout Predicted in Tuesday's Town Elections

Wakefield Town Clerk Mary K. Galvin said turnout for today's town elections is expected to be around 25 percent, typical for a town-only election.

About 25 percent of registered voters are expected to vote in today's election, according to Wakefield Town Clerk Mary Galvin.

That number is "typical" of town-only elections, she said.

"Turnout is difficult to predict," she said. "It's a nice day, so I hope we do better than that."

Only two races are contested this year: The Board of Selectmen and the School Committee.

Five candidates, Phyllis Hull, Greg Liakos, Phillip Renzullo, Paul DiNocco and Brian Falvey, are running for one of two seats on the Board of Selectmen.

Three candidates, Kate Morgan, Janine Cook, and John Bengtson, are hoping to land one of the two seats on the School Committee.

For more information in each of the candidates, see the Board of or the .

For up-to-the-minute election coverage results, check back to Wakefield Patch for breaking news coverage of the winners. WCAT will also be hosting a live Election Night program on their government channel. Kicking off at 8.30 pm, the election night program will feature interviews with candidates, discussion of this town election season, and the voting results.


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