Municipal election in West Springfield results

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – More than 19 percent of West Springfield residents went out to vote Tuesday.

At the senior center polling place it’s was slow all day. Observers blame the low turnout on the lack of a mayoral contest. West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt was unopposed and will continue to be the mayor.

“Well when you have the mayor or president running with opposition, you have a lot more people. Right now it’s very slow because there’s no competition for out mayor,” said Fran from West Springfield.

Traditionally in West Springfield a mayoral race on the ballot brings the voter turnout to 60 percent, instead of Tuesday’s predicted 20 percent. West Springfield polls closed at 8 p.m.

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