The ballots have been tallied from yesterday’s municipal elections, and New Hampshire voters have by-and-large chosen to hang on to their incumbents.
Mayors in Concord, Manchester, Rochester all defeated challengers by wide margins, while those in Nashua, Laconia, and Berlin had uncontested elections.
The one exception was in Claremont where Republican challenger James Nielson unseated incumbent Democrat Deborah Cutts by fewer than forty votes.
Dan Tuohy (TWO-ee) a reporter with New Hampshire Patch, spent the evening watching the votes being counted in Concord.
Tuohy: It was a very slow, according to the town clerk, turnout was close to sixteen percent.
Portsmouth, Somerworth and Dover all had open mayoral seats.
Voters chose Democrat in Portsmouth and Republicans in the other two cities.