Nov 062012

Groton Town Clerk Mike Bouchard predicted an 85% voter turnout on Election Day 2012, as Groton voters trooped to the polls to pick a president, senator, regional office holders, and to decide on three state issues. Bouchard said that by 8:00 a.m., an hour after polls opened, about 900 people had voted in Groton’s three wards, matching the total in the primary election held earlier this fall. At 9:00 a.m., voter traffic was still steady and without any lines reported.

  • At 12:30 p.m., Bouchard said about 3,000 people have voted out of the town’s 7825 registered voters — 38%
  • At 5:00 p.m., the total was up to 5042 voters — 64%.

Sign-wavers outside the polls were bundled up against the wind and November chill, and seconded Bouchard’s prediction of a good turnout. Morning voters’ experience was enhanced by a film class recording the Groton action.

The polls remain open until 8:00 p.m. this evening, and anyone in line at that time may vote.

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