Medfielders are getting out to the polls and showing support for their choices on Election Monday.
Medfield's annual Town Election began at 6 a.m. Monday at the Center at Medfield with Thomas Erb e-mailing a photo to Medfield Patch of a large sign in the bed of a pickup truck supporting Nikolaos "Nick" Athanasiadis for selectman.
Supporters for both Athanasiadis and current Board of Selectmen chair Osler "Pete” Peterson – up for reelection – lined the driveway to the Center at Medfield on Ice House Road, greeting voters with waves, smiles and political signs supporting their candidate of choice.
Inside the Center, Medfield Town Clerk Carol Mayer and her Election Day staff have been "consistently" busy throughout the day handing out and processing ballots.
As of 2 p.m., Mayer said 629 people had voted and she expects that number to break 1,000 by the time polls close at 8 p.m.
"If [the flow of people coming in] stays consistent, we will go over 1,000," Mayer said. "I think we will definitely break 1,000."
Last year, 808 voters made it out to the polls with two seats for Library Trustee being the only contested race. This year, Mayer expects that number to increase, primarily because of the race for selectman between Peterson and Athanasiadis.
"It's been good," Mayer said.
Check out some of the scenes from Monday's Town Election in the photo gallery above and be sure to log on to Medfield Patch just after 8 p.m. to find out who "unofficially" won the race for selectman. Unofficial results for all town offices will be published on Medfield Patch Monday night. Check back on Medfield Patch Tuesday morning for official results.