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Romney cruises, low turnout reported in area towns

Poll workers inside had a slow day in Southbridge, as turnout was just 7 percent. Gus Steeves. (click for larger version)
March 08, 2012
Voter turnout on Super Tuesday was fairly low in area towns, but that didn't prevent Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney from cruising to victory in Massachusetts.

According to Sturbridge Town Clerk Lorraine Murawski, 942 residents (14.4 percent of registered voters) delivered their vote at the Oliver Wight Tavern. Murawski described the turnout as not bad for a primary.

Meanwhile, Brimfield Town Clerk Pamela Beall said less than 400 residents had voted by 6 p.m. on Tuesday night, representing about 16 percent of the 2,500 total registered voters in town. It was the first time the Town Hall had been opened for a public event in three years due to structural problems.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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