It was a busy day in Claremont Tuesday as residents took to the polls for municipal elections, featuring three tightly contested races. Perhaps of biggest notoriety is the race for mayor between incumbent James Neilsen and current Ward II councilor Charlene Lovett.
Both candidates have hit the streets hard in recent weeks building support, with neither candidate establishing themselves as a heavy favorite prior to Tuesday.
The race for assistant mayor is also tightly contested with incumbent Vic Bergeron looking to keep his seat against at-large council woman Kyle Messier and former councilor A.J. Maranville Jr, while eight other candidates are vying for four available at-large seats on the council.
Polls close at 7 o’clock Tuesday night, with Ward I and II residents voting at the middle school on South Street, and Ward III residents voting at Disnard Elementary School on Hanover Street.
Be sure to check out tomorrow’s broadcast for complete results from the election.