Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Early morning voters began to line up in the corridor outside the John Glenn Middle School (JGMS) gymnasium at 6:40 am, with about two dozen people waiting for the doors to open at 7 am.
While the JGMS parking lot is typically jammed with sign-toting partisans advocating for their favorite candidates, there were none this year. The Democratic Town Committee’s table was attended by State Representative Ken Gordon, collecting signatures on nomination papers for Democratic candidates hoping to qualify for September’s state primary ballot.
Shortly after 7:30 the crowds arrived in full force, creating traffic jams along Railroad Avenue as cars waited to get into the JGMS parking lot, and Coffee with a Cop began around 8 am. Appreciative residents, enjoyed coffee and conversatoin after casting their ballots.
Around noon, Town Clerk Doreen Tremblay reported that the turnout stood at approximately 1,000 voters. Bedford’s Town Report for the most recent Presidential Primary in 2008 showed a total turnout of 1,600 voters by the time the polls closed.