The results are in and Woburn residents have made their selections in Tuesday’s municipal primary election.
In the mayoral race, incumbent Scott Galvin topped the ticket with an unofficial total of 3,818 votes, according to the results sent out by City Clerk William Campbell late Tuesday night.
Following Galvin’s total was better than challenger John Flaherty, who managed 1,895 votes of his own. As a result, Galvin and Flaherty will square off again on the ballot in November when Election Day will decide if Galvin will serve another term, or a new mayor will move into City Hall.
In a distant third was Patrick Natale, who managed just 145 votes. There were 14 write-in votes and an unofficial total of 5,885 ballots cast. That number is less than the anticipated total of about 8,000 that Campbell said he expected in advance of the primary.
The mayoral race was not the only contested ballot on Tuesday. In Ward 5, incumbent Darlene Mercer-Bruen topped the ticket by a wide margin as she earned 574 votes.
Paul Muise and James Fletcher were locked in a tight contest for the second spot, and it was Fletcher who advanced to November’s election. Fletcher managed 197 votes, edging out Muise’s total of 189 tallies.
Residents will be asked to make their final selection in a variety of races on Tuesday, Nov. 5.