Final Results are now posted. See photos for PDF sheets.
Zeoli 3,157 — McNabola 1,961 (8:30 p.m.)
Still waiting for absentee ballots.
Zeoli has a 4-2 Board of Selectmen. Trish Pearson is no longer on the board.
Zeoli Wins High Plains (8:15 p.m.)
The numbers haven't all been crunched yet, but, it has been said that incumbent Jim Zeoli has won High Plains Community Center.
A Surprising Voter Turnout (7:46 p.m.)
Although many residents have described poll traffic as heavy, the moderator at High Plains said they have yet to reach 50%
The typical voter turnout for Orange is about 62%, but even as cars continue to jockey for a parking space at the Community Center and Mary L. Tracy School, with just 15 minutes left on the clock, the average turnout has not yet been reached.
We will have a full spread sheet of all the results (broken down from both voting places and totaled) online seconds after they are tabulated.
Then, stand by for video from both Democratic and Republican Headquarters for comments from the two candidates for first selectman.
Less Than 90 Minutes Left To Vote (6:35 p.m.)
Some residents have turned to Facebook to get the word out about their favorite candidates and to urge their friends to vote, others simply vote whenever there is a referendum or election in town.
Mary, an Orange resident for 35 years, said she couldn't even find a parking space at High Plains Community Center at 3 p.m.
"I have never seen it this crowded for any election, local or national," she said. "It might be a closer race than we expected."
After the sun went down, the field at Mary L. Tracy School became very dark even under a large bright moon, but residents still parked their cars on the grass and somehow found thier way to the building through the maze of cars.
The Sun Went Down But the Voting Is Still Hot (5:00 p.m.)
With three hours left to vote, the polls are still a flurry of activity at both Mary L. Tracy School and High Plains Community Center.
Some of the candidates have gone home for a few minutes to grab a warmer coat or sweater, but, their smiles are still warm as they greet voters.
O'Sullivan Preps 'Lucky Election Day Suit' (4:10 p.m.)
Town Clerk Patrick O'Sullivan is running unopposed again this year. At 4 p.m., after a day's work, he went home to change into his Lucky Election Day suit.
The polling places have been busy all day, but there still is no way to measure who will win any of the major races.
Voter Turnout Steady (3:17 p.m.)
Voting has been steady in Orange today.
Kim Callahan at Community Services said the bus has been transporting seniors all day and there seems to be a lot of interest in the municipal election this year.
Some candidates credit the beautiful weather for the good voter turnout today.
The Orange Patch Facebook Page was buzzing all night after we reached out to residents and asked "Has anyone received unwanted Political e-mails from a candidate at their personal e-mail address tonight?"
A resident stated that he was concerned that his private e-mail had been distributed without his permission.
More than 15 residents responded and the buzz continued at the polling places from unhappy school families.
Election Day 2011 (5 a.m.)
For the past month we've shown you video clips of the two local debates between First Selectman Jim Zeoli (R) and challenger Kevin McNabola (D).
By now you know where they stand on just about every issue in town. But have you made up your mind?
We welcome you to review the clips again so you can be clear about each candidate's views.