Give yourselves a pat on the back: Gilsum voters turned out in force on November 6 when 368 out of 583 registered voters came to the polls yesterday at the Gilsum Elementary School and Community Center. That participation rate, 63% of all eligible voters in Gilsum, is well above the 40% average for mid-term elections.

And Gilsum set another record: When a representative from the State of NH Attorney’s General Office inspected with its Polling Place Checklist, Gilsum was the only community in our region to get a perfect score, says Robin Cantera, Clerk. Congratulations to the team: Sarah Jones, Angy Lombara, April Frazier, Martha Tenney, Nancy Mitchell, Ed Jacod, Jane Ballou, Ray Britton, Bill Whyte, Tim May, and the other volunteers and town officials who made the process a smooth one for Gilsum voters.

Fast facts about Gilsum voters:

Total registered voters: 583
Democrats: 160
Republicans: 175
Independents: 248

Percent turnout: 63%
New voters: 30
Absentee ballots cast: 16

Individual election results

A red star indicates the overall election winners. The only candidate to lose in Gilsum and go on to win the election was Andru Volinsky for Executive Council. He lost in Gilsum by 9 votes.