GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Preliminary elections took place in Greenfield Tuesday night.
There were three, and now there are two candidates in the running for mayor of Greenfield.
On the ballot is Roxann Wedegartner and Sheila Gilmour. Greenfield City Council At-Large had five candidates but has now been narrowed down to four candidates.
Tuesday’s preliminary elections decided who’s on the ballot for the November 5 elections. Mayor Bill Martin decided to not seek re-election.
One Greenfield resident, Ian Hamilton, emphasized the importance of making your vote count.
“It’s our only power and our only voice. Unless you’re going to run for office yourself you need to pick the people you want to run for you and you want the best person who represents your ideals and that’s what I’m here for,” Hamilton told 22News.
By noon, more than 11,000 voters had cast their ballots. City Clerk Kathryn Scott told 22News they had more than 200 absentee ballots to count as well.
The polls were open at Greenfield High School until 8 p.m. Tuesday.