Blanchette coasts to uncontested victory

Marc Blanchette

ELLSWORTH — It wasn’t even close to being a cliffhanger of a contest, but Marc Blanchette is the newest member of the City Council.

In voting Tuesday, Blanchette — the only candidate on the ballot — was elected to serve out the remainder of former Councilor Michael Boucher’s term.

That means Blanchette will serve until the next municipal election in November.

At the polls Tuesday, 216 Ellsworth residents cast ballots. Of those, 198 voted for Blanchette.

There were two write-in ballots and 16 blanks.

Voter turnout in Ellsworth on Tuesday was less than 4 percent. There are 5,555 registered voters in the city; the 216 who cast ballots make up 3.9 percent of that total.

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Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller worked at The Ellsworth American from 2012 to early 2018. He covered the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.
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