The state ballot questions, including the controversial Question One, led to what local election workers called a surprisingly high voter turnout for an election with no presidential or gubernatorial races.

Melissa Stevens, Thomaston Town Clerk, said the town had 101 in person voters as of 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, an hour and a half after the polls opened.

Stevens said 118 absentee ballots were returned thus far as well, with 17 absentee ballots still out.

South Thomaston had 29 in person voters as of 9 a.m., and 80 absentee ballots were returned.

Editor’s Note: The Courier-Gazette, The Camden Herald and The Republican Journal will be publishing election results online as they become available Tuesday night, Nov. 2.

Due to tight deadlines, results will be online but not in the Nov. 4 print publications.

Voters in Thomaston check in to get their ballots Nov. 2. Photo by Christine Simmonds

Pete Lammert hands an “I voted” sticker to a resident after casting their ballot Nov. 2. Photo by Christine Simmonds