Published in the March 1, 2016 edition.

WAKEFIELD — If the activity this morning at precincts 5 and 6 is any indication, local interest in today’s Presidential
Primary Election is high.

As of 9 a.m., 210 people had voted in Precinct 5 and 211 had voted in Precinct 6. Both precincts vote at the West Side Social Club.

“There were people lined up outside at 6:30 a.m. waiting to vote,” said Precinct 5 warden Linda Byam. “It’s been pretty steady since we opened.”

Polls opened today at 7 a.m.

Precinct 6 warden Judy Wallace said that her precinct was also very busy this morning.

By 10 a.m., 1,890 voters had cast ballots townwide, according to Town Clerk Rose Morgan.

In addition to the presidential preference vote in the Democratic and Republican parties, voters in each party are choosing a State Committeeman and a State
Committeewoman. Republican and Democratic town committee candidates are also on today’s primary ballot.

The polls will remain open until 8 p.m. tonight.