DENNIS – Election day turnout in Dennis is brisk, according to Dennis Town Clerk Terry Bunce.
Bunce said that as of about 10 o’clock this morning there were long lines at the polling places.
The clerk said the good numbers are due to the fact that voters want to have their voices heard on the issues as well, as weigh in on the open state representative seat being contested by Elisa Zawadzkas and Tim Whelan.
Bunce also says the ballot questions are drawing people out.
“Ballot questions always help bring people out to the polls. They want a voice in how our state is run,” she said.
Bunce says she is expecting turnout in the 70 percent range.
Mashpee Town Clerk Deborah Dami echoed Bunce’s views of what was bringing voters to the polls today.
“We’re having an election for a new governor, an election for a new attorney general. I would hope that the voters would make their voices heard. And we have some pretty important questions on the ballots too,” Dami said.
She said, Mashpee was seeing a strong turnout with about 20 percent of voters having turned out by 10 a.m. She said the last mid-term election saw a turnout of Mashpee’s 10,000 plus voters in the 60 to 70 percent range and she was hoping to match that in this election.
Polls are open until 8 o’clock tonight.