Cheshire and Florida enjoyed respective voter turnouts of 203 and 129 for Monday's annual town elections, or 9 and 24 percent of each town's voters.
The only race in Cheshire was for constable. Ralph Biagini, Jason Hoellerich, Alison Warner and Andrew Kachel vied for three roles, with Biagini, Hoellerich and Warner coming out on top.
In Florida, the lone race was for assessor. Incumbent Margo Van Peterson fell to challenger Melanie Medon 46 to 81 in that race. Both candidates had campaigned.
"I think they did their calling and got their people out," Florida Town Clerk Lisa Brown said. "It was just that Melanie decided she wanted to be assessor and Margaret still wanted it. It happens."
Cheshire poll workers had a little fun on the slow day, considering a future refurbishment of Town Hall.
Selectmen have committed $3,600 to having the building assessed by a historical engineer.
Ruth Andrew, former town clerk, had brought in her collection of town postcards for perusal by members of the Historical Commission, who wanted to provide old images of the building to the engineers. Any voters who cared were welcome to take a look.
"I've been collecting for 25 years," Andrew said. "People collect postcards for so many reasons -- I wanted to have a part of the history of all the towns I'd lived in."
"We've had a little of everything here today -- culture, history and planning for the future," poll worker and Historical Commission member Diane Hitter said. "Good citizenship."
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