TOWNSEND — Only two questions appeared on the special election ballot on Wednesdsay, with 22 percent of voters turning out. A total of 1280 ballots were cast, out of 5628 registered voters in town.
David Chenelle ran unopposed for a seat on the Board of Selectmen to replace Peter Collins, who resigned earlier last month. Chenelle received 1050 votes of support, with 127 blank ballots cast and 103 write-ins.
A non-binding referendum question, asking residents how they feel about a Rail Trail going through the Townsend Harbor section of town, received 1021 yes votes, with 259 voters in opposition.
Chenelle will sit at the selectmen’s table for the first time on Thursday night.