Visit Northborough Patch for updates on results in the 2012 Northborough Town Election.
10 a.m. The tally so far is 58 voters turned out to Proctor; 62 at Lincoln; 63 at Peaslee; and 120 at Zeh.
2 p.m. 171 at the Peaslee School
4 p.m. The tally is 182 at Proctor, 186 at Lincoln and 266 at Zeh
5 p.m. Stopping to chat with sign holders at all the voting locations, most repeated the same thing: "It's been slow. Very slow."
Inside, election workers echoed the sentiment, but a check on numbers as compared to last year's town election shows an increase. Maybe a slight increase, but an increase nonetheless.
"We had a lull during the middle of the day, but it started to pick up a little," said Terry Crean, warden at the Lincoln Street School voting precinct. Crean remarked that last year's total (that means the entire vote) was between 175-180. By 5 p.m. the count was 226 at Lincoln Street.
At the Zeh School, Northborough resident Pat Pfeifer was leaving after casting her vote. She says she votes in every election, regardless of the issues or the candidates.
"I think you need to participate," said Pfiefer. "A lot of people complain but don't show up and do anything. No particular issue brought me out to vote, but my feeling is that I'd like to see a change of players. I think we need to shake it up a bit."
By 5 p.m., the Zeh School was at a 314 count. Doris Crossman, warden, said that last year's total tally was only a little over 100, so 314 at 5 p.m. showed at least somewhat of an increase. Still, she said, "It's very slow. Just terrible."
By 5 p.m. at the Peaslee School, 301 residents had turned out to vote at that precinct. In 2011, the total votes, at 8 p.m., were 147.
"So we're definitely ahead," said Maureen Walker, clerk. "It's been steady all day. It seems better. It has picked up since 4 p.m."
8:20 p.m. Unofficial results put Jeff Amberson and William Pantazis, incumbents, as winners of the Board of Selectmen race. Amberson led with 893 votes total, with Pantazis at 781, Lisa Maselli with 730 and Howie Stone with 703.
With 10,177 registered voters, 1,633 cast a ballot in the 2012 town election, accounting for 16 percent of the voters.