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By midday on Sept. 1, poll workers at Westford’s Precincts 1 and 3 had everything under control despite the thousans of early ballots they were readying to count.
The effort was not without challenges.
“The mailed ballots are being opened on the same day as the regular ballots. It’s challenging to process all the early votes as well as the walk in voters,” said Judith Culver, poll worker.
Town Clerk Patty Dubey said Westford had received between 3,400 and 4,000 early ballots.
So far 522 voters had arrived at the Abbot School gymnasium to register their votes, according to Poll Worker Judy Ramirez who was helping to oversee Precinct 1.
On the other side of the gym was Precinct 3 Warden, Tammy Fannon.
“It’s been really good and the people have been really friendly,” she said. Fannon noted that 637 voters had cast ballots since 8 a.m. that day.
Behind a mask and wearing a hat, Jose Ramirez checked in voters for Precinct 3.
“So far, so good,” he said. “Everybody is wearing their masks. And everyone is keeping their distance.”
Stay tuned to WestfordCAT News for election results.