The voters of Ludlow have spoken.
Ludlow had a possibly momentous vote today; whether or not to enact a new town charter, and replace it's current town meeting/selectman type of government with a mayor/town council type. The supporters and detractors of the new charter were out in force this past weekend. These giant blue signs were everywhere.
A main intersection in town saw the most action.
It looked like the Nay's were hitting the pavement a little harder than the Yea's overall this weekend. Early reports on the MassLive forums tonight concurred, indicating the new charter went down, defeated by about a 30% majority. It appears it will be business as usual in Ludlow.
One interesting race in tonight's voting involved a high school senior, James Warren, running for a seat on the school committee. He was defeated, but still, kudos to him for giving it a run at such an early age. I photographed a couple of his supporters Sunday.
I thought one of them was Warren, but they said he had to work that day. Working the day before election. Got to give the kid credit; at that age, it would have taken a lot less for me to take the day off...