WILLIAMSTOWN -- Turnout was low at Tuesday's local election, with only 1,055 or roughly 22 percent of the town's 4,649 registered voters casting ballots.
"It was pretty quiet all day," Town Clerk Mary Kennedy said Tuesday night. "There were no problems."
The election, which was combined with the state's U.S. Senate primary election, featured no contested races.
"If we were going to have an uncontested election, this was the one to have it," Kennedy said. "I'm really glad we did this. If we had to hold another election again in two weeks, it would have been a waste of money."
Two open seats on the Board of Selectmen were filled by incumbent Ronald Turbin and newcomer Jane Patton, who received 788 and 748 votes, respectively.
In a March 19 Transcript article, Patton, a Williamstown resident since 2008, said she liked the idea of living in a small, college town. Running for selectman was one way to put down roots in Williamtown, she said.
"I just felt like it was an opportunity to become even more embedded in the community, to give back to it and to participate," Patton said.
J. Adam Filson will serve as the town's new moderator for a three-year term after receiving 889 votes in an uncontested race.
Filson will replace Mark Gold, who has served as the town moderator since 2010.
Two three-year terms on the Elementary School Committee were filled by incumbent Daniel J. Caplinger and newcomer Richard Reynolds.
A two-year term on the School Committee was filled by incumbent Valerie P. Hall, who received 820 votes.
A three-year seat on the Northern Berkshire Regional School Committee was filled by incumbent James R. Gazzaniga, Sr., who received 861 votes.
A five-year term on the Planning Board was filled by Carol Stein-Payne, who received 846 votes. Stein-Payne replaces longtime Planning Board member Richard DeMayo, who did not seek re-election.
Three of the four open seats on the board of library trustees were filled by incumbents Mark Maniak (715 votes), Rebecca Ohm (756 votes) and Peter Mehlin (835 votes.) One open seat was filled by newcomer Katherine Myers, who received 795 votes.
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Williamstown's election winners
Voter turnout: 1,055
Registered voters: 4,649
J. Adam Filson: 889 votes
Ronald Turbin: 788
Jane Patton: 748
Elementary School Committee
Daniel J. Caplinger: 744
Richard Reynolds: 710
Valerie P. Hall: 820
Mark C. Maniak: 715
Peter Mehlin: 835
Rebecca Ohm: 756
Katherine B. Myers: 795
Carol Stein-Payne: 846
Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School Committee
James R. Gazzaniga, Sr.: 861