Turnout Low Prior to Polls Closing in Westwood
Only 19 percent of the town's registered voters took to the polls as of 6:45 p.m.
Even during the evening hours on Tuesday, polls at Westwood's four precincts remained relatively quiet.
"It's been slow, but steady," said Margery Eramo, Warden of the Precinct 2 location at Sheehan Elementary.
As of 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, only 491 ballots had been cast, Eramo said.
By 6:45 p.m., only 19 percent of the town's registered voters had taken to the polls, according to Westwood Town Clerk Dottie Powers. On Monday, Powers said she'd hoped to see closer to 30 percent.
At the Hanlon School, 520 votes had been cast as of 5:40 p.m. The turnout was slow to moderate throughout the day, according to officials at the poll.
"Moderate would be an optimistic way of putting it," said Gerard Cronin, Warden of the Precinct 3 location.
And at the Westwood Senior Center, 483 ballots had been cast as of 6:05 p.m., though that Precinct 1 location buzzed with more voters than the other three in the evening on Tuesday.
Check back with Westwood Patch for full results from the Presidential Primary and what voters had to say.