"I doubt 1,000 people have voted today," said John McNicholas, standing at the East Ridge Middle School at noon Tuesday. "I mean townwide."
Another candidate, Marty Heiser, a Board of Finance candidate, attributed the lower turnout to there being only a couple of contested races.
"The Board of Finance, Zoning, they're the only good ones," Heiser said.
The voting started Tuesday at 6 a.m. at the town's three district polling places. Polls close at 8 p.m.
• District One, East Ridge Middle School.
• Districts Two and Four, Scotts Ridge Middle School.
• District Three, Yanity Gymnasium.The Ridgefield Democratic and Republican Town Committees nominated the following people as their candidates for Tuesday's election.
Board of Finance: The Democrats nominated Jeff L. Bonistalli Sr. The Republicans nominated Jill Bornstein and Marty Heiser.
The Democrats nominated for the Board of Education are Irene Burgess and Michael J. Taylor. The Republican candidates are John V. Palermo Jr., Scott Mason.
The Republican candidates for the Planning and Zoning Commission are Rebecca S. Muccheti, George A. Hanlon and Stephen D. Cole. Incumbent Michael Autuori is running as a petitioning candidate. The Democratic candidates for the Planning and Zoning Commission are Joseph C. Fossi, James J. Coyle, Timothy Dunphy and Betty A. Kloth.
The Democratic Party candidates for the Zoning Board of Appeals are Sky Cole and Dwayne Escola. The Republican party candidate is Charles E. Creamer.
The Alternates for the Zoning Board of Appeals from the Democratic Party is Sean B. O'Kane and Elizabeth A. DiSalvo. The Republican alternate for the Zoning Board of Appeals is Carson C. Fincham.
The Republican nominees for the Police Commission are Thomas Reynolds, Marianne Coffin, and Joseph Savino. Eric Silverstadt is running as a Democrat. John McNicholas is a write in candidate.