The election season atmosphere prevails throughout Tiverton on Tuesday for its first financial town referendum (FTR), and campaigners and voters are out in force.
For the town's fiscal year 2012-13 budget, residents are voting to approve either Budget #1, proposed by the Budget Committee, or Petitioner's Budget #2, proposed by Town Councilor David Nelson.
"It's better than going to the financial town meeting," said resident Debbie Behan after casting her ballot at the . "It's a better use of voters' time."
According to VFW Moderator Hennry Taylor, they had approximately 640 ballots cast at 2:20 p.m. Charlene Cirillo, moderator at , said approximaely 302 ballots were cast at 2:45 p.m. Both moderators said the flow has been steady all day.
And according to a member of the Board of Canvassers, had approximately 351 ballots cast by 2:45 p.m. There are also approximately 27 mail ballots returned, according to the .
Voters overwhelmingly approved ridding the town of its decades old FTM structure.
Town Clerk Nancy Mello gave a run down on Monday regarding the protocol staff members take when .
Check back with Patch when the polls close for the immediate results!