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Election day information for Concord city council, school board elections

City candidates speak at the forum hosted by Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Grappone Conference Center.

(JOHN TULLY / Monitor file)

City candidates speak at the forum hosted by Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Grappone Conference Center. (JOHN TULLY / Monitor file)

Today is Election Day in Concord.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. in the city’s 10 voting wards.

Voters will choose a mayor, two at-large city councilors, a city councilor for each of the city’s 10 voting wards and three school board members.

In the race for mayor, three-term incumbent Jim Bouley is running against Chris Booth and John Cook.

Six candidates are on the ballot for two at-large council seats, elected citywide: Samantha Clattenburg; current Ward 10 Councilor Fred Keach; current Ward 4 Councilor Amanda Grady Sexton; Timothy Willis; Scott Welch; and Josh VanBuskirk, who has said he is not actively campaigning.

In Penacook, three candidates are running for the Ward 1 seat left open by retiring Councilor Liz Blanchard. Adam Czarkowski, Cassandra Rasmussen and Brent Todd are competing for her seat.

Two candidates are facing off for an open seat in Ward 2: Tim Bauman and Allan Herschlag.

The Ward 3 race includes two incumbents: five-term Ward 3 Councilor Jan McClure and Ward 2 Councilor Jennifer Kretovic, who now lives in Ward 3 due to redistricting. A third candidate, Rick Cibotti, is also running in that ward.

In Ward 4, at-large Councilor Michael DelloIacono is running against Kevin Bloom and Byron Champlin.

Ward 8 Councilor Dick Patten is facing two challengers this year: Gail Matson and Dennis Soucy.

Five city councilors are running unopposed: Rob Werner in Ward 5; Allen Bennett in Ward 6; Keith Nyhan in Ward 7; Candace Bouchard in Ward 9 and Dan St. Hilaire in Ward 10.

In the school board election, Rusty Cofrin and George Jack are both running for a school board seat representing wards 8, 9 and 10. Melissa Donovan is the only candidate for a school board seat in wards 1 through 4, and incumbent Jennifer Patterson is the only school board candidate for wards 5, 6 and 7.

Voters will also elect election clerks, moderators and supervisors of the checklist in each voting ward.

(Laura McCrystal can be reached at 369-3312 or lmccrystal@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @lmccrystal.)

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