Voting was heavier than expected in Tuesday’s City Election, with the most interest coming for the School Committee – which logged nearly 10,000 more votes cast than the at-large Council race.
A beautiful sunny day and several contentious races brought out a voter turnout of 36 percent.
While the at-large race garnered the most attention, voters seemed to be paying attention to the School Committee.
In the at-large race, every incumbent save John Correggio returned. Former Ward 4 Councillor George Rotondo took the new spot, finishing fourth.
On the School Committee, all of the incumbents returned save Ann Raponi. Newcomer Stacey Rizzo will assume the seat, having finished a strong fourth.
None of the ward races ended up being very close, and all of the incumbents returned. In Ward 4, an open seat, Stephen Reardon will be a new face on the Council. He won by more than 10 percent of the vote in a three-way race.
Finally, the contraception ballot question was handily defeated by a margin of 8 percent (709 votes). The policy will stay as is.