Voters came out â€” even though there were no contests
FALLS VILLAGE â€” There were no surprises in Tuesdayâ€™s uncontested municipal elections in the town of Canaan/Falls Village. Pat Mechare returns as first selectman, with Chuck Lewis and Peter Lawson as selectmen.
Turnout was light; not surprising considering that all candidates were guaranteed a seat. Town Clerk Mary Palmer was the overall top vote getter, with 131 votes.
Mechare earned 102 votes; Lewis and Lawson had 78 and 58, respectively.
For this election, the town had a total of 733 registered voters â€” 250 Democrats, 206 Republicans, 275 unaffiliated and two registered with other parties.
Palmer was busy Wednesday morning swearing people in. â€œIâ€™ll call them up and track them down if I have to,â€ she said.
In Falls Village, candidates take office immediately, with the exception of the town clerk, whose job begins in January.