Vote For Susan: How High Will the Nov. 3 Numbers Be?

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ADAMS, Mass. —The Vote For Susan Project is hoping residents surpass past voter turnout numbers. 

In Adams, there have been more than 1,800 mail-in ballot requests for the upcoming presidential election. 
 
On Saturday afternoon, the first day of early voting, 70 people cast ballots at Town Hall. An additional 42 showed up on Sunday morning. There are another nine days of early voting after Monday and the actual election is on Nov. 3.
 
Local turnouts for the last four presidential elections have averaged 67.7 percent of registered voters and 4,045 votes cast.
  • In 2004 - 67 percent or 4,073 votes cast
  • In 2008 - 69.7 percent or 4,099 votes cast
  • In 2012 - 66 percent or 3,931votes cast 
  • In 2016 - 68 percent or 4,080 votes cast 
 
The number of the town's registered voters has climbed over 6,000, slightly higher than the 5,800 plus to 5,900 plus of recent years.  
 
According to a Vote For Susan press release:
 
"Could there be a record turnout in Adams in 2020?  Be sure to do your part - to fulfill your most important responsibility as a citizen but also to honor Susan B. Anthony in this anniversary year. Susan B. Couldn't.  But YOU Can.  VOTE!!"
 
The Vote For Susan project was created in 2017 in congruence with the Adams Suffrage Centennial Celebration that has largely been delayed due to COVID-19. The project encourages civic involvement.
 

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Adams Police Officer Commended for Life-Saving Actions

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ADAMS, Mass. — Police Officer Samantha Morin was recognized for her actions this past week that are said to have saved the life of a stabbing victim.
 
A letter of commendation from Police Sgt. Dylan Hicks to the Board of Selectmen was read aloud by Chairwoman Christine Hoyt on Tuesday. The letter referred to a stabbing incident in the town that occurred on Monday.
 
"This is my deepest and most profound admiration, that I must willingly and gladly write to the select board, a letter of commendation for officers Samantha Morin and request that she be formally recognized for her heroic actions on Nov. 23, 2020," Hoyt read. "As a police officer for the town of Adams, in the field training program, she responded to a call for service to the stabbing and provided extraordinary life-saving measures in the form of medical aid to the victim."
 
Morin was sworn in as an officer in September after having served in the Army and with U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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