WILTON – Voting was steady Tuesday at Town Office as residents cast ballots on a soggy day for a new selectman as well a validation vote for the Regional School Unit 9 budget.

Final results were not available Tuesday night.

“Things are going quite well I think – quite steady,” Hazel Flagg said as she looked up resident’s names as they came in. Flagg, along with Carolyn Smith and Jean Rand, knew many of those coming through the door and quickly called them to the proper alphabetical list.

Candidate Jeffrey Adams, greeting voters outside the Town Office, said turnout “looks to be pretty steady – you know with the weather, I think we’re doing OK.”

Adams said he hoped everyone would be able to make it out and he planned to greeti people through most of the day.

Joseph Kinsey boisterously announced himself, shaking hands of everyone approaching the door. Kinsey said turnout appeared to be picking up as the morning progressed and guessed it wasn’t just the field of four bringing folks out to the polls, but that the RSU 9 budget validation was also a huge draw.

Gerald Whitney also said the school validation vote would bring “a pretty good turnout,” but said the seat that had been held for four terms by Tom Saviello, also the District 17 state senator, was also drawing interest.

Douglas McIntire — 861-9252

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