Warren sees largest voter turnout ever

Just under 70 percent of the town's residents voted this year

By Ted Hayes
Posted 11/6/20

Tuesday's election saw the biggest turnout ever in Warren, the deputy town clerk said Thursday.

In all, said clerk Sandrea Speroni, 6,065 of the town's 8,683 registered voters — 69.8 percent …

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Warren sees largest voter turnout ever

Just under 70 percent of the town's residents voted this year

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Tuesday's election saw the biggest turnout ever in Warren, the deputy town clerk said Thursday.

In all, said clerk Sandrea Speroni, 6,065 of the town's 8,683 registered voters — 69.8 percent — turned out at the polls, or voted in advance in person or via mail ballots. Provisional ballots were not counted as of Thursday but are due to be released Friday, Ms. Speroni said.

Breaking down the numbers, 1,917 Warren residents voted in person on election day. The remainder, 4,148, cast those early ballots, a ratio of more than two to one in the heavily Democratic leaning town. The turnout easily eclipsed the 64 percent who voted in 2016, 62 percent in 2012 and 64 percent in 2008. The last time the turnout approached 70 percent, Warren Town Clerk Julie Coelho said last week, was 1972, when 18-year-olds were given the vote here.

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