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Town Meeting Day, March 12, 2013In the annual ritual of the Granite State, voters headed to the polls to decide on town budgets and officials.

AJ Curran, 4, of Bedford peeks out from behind the curtain as his mother, Katie, votes at Bedford High School on Tuesday.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
A Bedford voter emerges from the voting booth at Bedford High School on Tuesday.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Myrna Chen of Goffstown emerges from the polls with her ballot in hand at Goffstown High School on Tuesday.  ( DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Susan Lessard of Goffstown casts her ballot as voting volunteer Harry Emerton watches at Goffstown High School on Tuesday.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Alison Allain of Bedford fills out a ballot with one hand while holding her daughter Tori, 1, with the other at Bedford High School on Tuesday. DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Volunteer Paul Cavanaugh lifts the curtain for a voter at Goffstown High School on Tuesday.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
In Wolfeboro, officials report voter turnout was exceptionally low as of mid-day on Tuesday at the pollling center at the All Saint's Church Undercroft. (Larissa Mulkern/Union Leader Correspondent)
Brookfield Selectman Clifton Camp (holding the umbrella) and Marius Broekhuizen with Lois Hall after voting at Town Hall on Tuesday. (Larissa Mulkern/Union Leader Correspondent)
Moultonborough Board of Selectmen candidates Betsy Patten and Chris Shipp all all smiles and trying to stay dry and warm on voting day at the Moultonborough Public Safety Building on Tuesday.The town will hold its annual town and school district meeting this Saturday. (Larissa Mulkern/Union Leader Correspondent)
Brookfield property owners Annie and Chuck Robbins urge a "Yes" vote on Brookfield petitioned Article 6, a zoning amendment to create a Recreational Resort Campground and Town Beach Access Zone. (Larissa Mulkern/Union Leader Correspondent)
In Brookfield, town officials report a brisk -- nearly 50 percent -- voter turnout on election day. A petitioned zoning amendment was credited for bringing out voters on both sides of the issue. The plaque above the voting booth reads, "Openness in the conduct of public business is essential to a democratic society." (Larissa Mulkern/Union Leader Correspondent)
A warrant on the Auburn ballot to abolish the town's police commission has been one of the town's most contentious issues this town meeting season. (Brendan Clogston/Union Leader Correspondent)
Hooksett School Board candidates Jen Leger (third from left) and John Lyscars (second from right) standing outside the polls at the Hooksett School District Election. (Brendan Clogston/Union Leader Correspondent)
An Auburn voter about to cast his ballot at the March 12 town election.  (Brendan Clogston/Union Leader Correspondent)
A warrant on the Auburn ballot to abolish the town's police commission has been one of the town's most contentious issues this town meeting season.  (Brendan Clogston/Union Leader Correspondent)
Hooksett voters casting their ballots at the Hooksett School District election.  (Brendan Clogston/Union Leader Correspondent)
Candidates for the Amherst School Board, including Peg Bennett (center) and Lucienne Foulks (right), stand underneath a tent on Tuesday while campaigning outside of the polls. (Kimberly Houghton/Union Leader Correspondent)
A poll worker helps a voter with their ballot on Tuesday at Souhegan High School in Amherst.  (Kimberly Houghton/Union Leader Correspondent)
Two candidates for the Board of Selectmen in Amherst, Marilyn Peterman and Reed Panasiti, campaign outside the polls on Tuesday.  (Kimberly Houghton/Union Leader Correspondent)
Voters fill the gymnasium at Souhegan High School in Amherst for Tuesday's election. (Kimberly Houghton/Union Leader Correspondent)
Selectman Dwight Brew, center, campaigns Tuesday outside of Souhegan High School in Amherst. Brew was one of four candidates seeking a position on the Amherst Board of Selectmen.  (Kimberly Houghton/Union Leader Correspondent)
Hudson residents Pat Nichols, Andy Ranzullo and Bob Turmell held up signs urging voters to consider a new senior center outside the Hudson polls Tuesday afternoon.  (APRIL GUILMET/Union Leader Correspondent)
Windham residents Kevin Fitzgerald, Holly Breton, Ally Breton and Rob Breton (l-r) urged passes by to vote in favor of a new middle school outside Windham High School Tuesday afternoon.  (APRIL GUILMET/Union Leader Correspondent)
Erik Kenison, a junior at Londonderry High School, urged his neighbors to vote in favor of a citizen's petition forming a new ski team at his school.  (APRIL GUILMET/Union Leader Correspondent)
A sign outside the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem urged local support for a casino at Rockingham Park on Tuesday evening.  (APRIL GUILMET/Union Leader Correspondent)
Selectman Chairman Pat Hargreaves lobbied for another term while encouraging local support for a possible casino at Rockingham Park outside the polls at Salem's Ingram Senior Center Tuesday evening. (APRIL GUILMET/Union Leader Correspondent)
Sales of Girl Scout cookies were brisk outside the Fisk School polls in Salem on Tuesday, with members from Salem Girl Scout Troop #10785 peddling their Thin Mints and Samoas. From left to right are Skylar Godfrey, 10, Julianna Deamud, 10, Abigail Harris, 10 and Victoria Curtis, 9. (APRIL GUILMET/Union Leader Correspondent)