Rehoboth Election Turnout Triples
The June 30 town election is still a week away and already the turnout has exceeded last year’s, according to Town Clerk Laura Schwall.
More than 900 mail-in ballots have already been processed, which is triple the usual number of ballots cast in town elections. “It makes me feel good and it keeps my election workers safe,” Schwall said.
The Board of Selectmen gave residents the option of voting by mail due to the coronavirus pandemic and concerns about the spread of COVID-19. The election was postponed from April due to the shutdown of all public buildings. Voters from all three town precincts will be casting ballots at the Council on Aging from 12 to 4 pm.
There is only one contested race for the election. Four candidates are running for two open three-year seats on the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School Committee.
- Newcomers Aaron Morse and Ellen Corvi are taking on incumbents Anthony Arrigo and Richard Barrett.
- Selectmen Jim Muri and Dave Perry are both running for another three-year term on the board.