The 2013 local election results are final and the numbers are revealing. The turnout was 36 percent, or 2,512 voters, out of 6,853 — 5 percent higher than 2011. Fifteen people took advantage of the new law allowing registration on voting day.
The five Republican selectmen candidates were elected with 39 percent of the votes. For comparison, in 2011 the five Democrats received 55 percent of the votes and the two Republicans carried 44 percent of the votes.