UPDATE 10:00 p.m. Tom Mahoney and Stephanie Mercandetti have won seats on the Framingham Planning Board.
Mahoney had 1,944 votes; Mercandetti 1,602. Ned Price finished third with 741 votes.
"I want to thank the voters today for their faith and belief in me to bring professionaism to the board," said Mercandetti at a party celebrating her victory.
Mercandetti said she will bring a new perspective to the Planning Board. She plans to be sworn in on Wednesday and attend her first meeting Thursday night.
Heather Connolly was elected to a 1-year seat on the Framingham School Committee defeating Don Taggart. Connolly had 1,695 votes. Taggart had 1,396 votes.
About 10% of the town's registered voters participated in today's election. Unofficially, 3,484 votes were cast or 9.97% of the town's registered voters.
The Planning Board race is still too close to call at this time, said Assistant Town Clerk Lisa Ferguson at 9 p.m.
Incumbent Planning Board member Tom Mahoney was running for re-election. There were also two write in candidates - Stephanie Mercandetti and Ned Price. There are two seats available on the Planning Board
At 9:30 p.m., they were waiting for five precincts and unofficially Mahoney was in the lead, followed by Mercandetti.
"We are certainly pleased with the campaign we ran and how the day went today and hoping for some favorable results," said Mercandetti, while awaiting results at the Memorial Building.
"I was very impressed with Don Taggart and his campaign," said Connolly tonight at the Memorial Building. "I want to thank a lot of people who stepped up at the last minute, especially Janet Leombruno and Carol Sanchez, all the Selectmen, and all my endorsers. I really appreciate all the support."
"I want to thank my main committee members Claudia, Sharon, Joe Hauck, who did a lot of my signs and A.J. Mulvey. And I also want to thank School Committee member Mike Bower and Rick Finlay, who have been a constant source of support. Finally, I want to thank the Connolly family, my father-in-law, my brother-in-laws and my sister-in-laws for all their support. And lastly, Audrey, Mary and Trey who I love dearly; this has become a real family event and I proud of them for that. And finally Chris, I could have never done this without him."
Connolly was sworn in tonight. She plans to attend the PTO presidents meeting with the Superintendent of Schools at 9 Wednesday morning and her first School Committee meeting is tomorrow, April 4 at 7:30 p.m.
All three incumbent Library Trustees were re-elected and Town Meeting member Eric Doherty will join the Library Trustees as its newest member; four seats were available. Doherty will have to step down as a Town Meeting member, said Ferguson.
Janet Harrington had the most votes for Library Trustee with 1,929, followed by Maria Barry at 1,874, then Nancy Coville Wallace at 1,797 and Doherty with 1,401 votes. Challenger George Brown received 1,230 votes.
Moderator Edward Noonan, who ran unopposed, topped the ticket with the most votes overall at 2,524.
Selectman Jason Smith, also running unopposed, had 2,226 votes.
School Committee members Beverly Hugo and Andy Limeri were running unopposed for 3-year seats and had 2,259 and 2,036 votes respectively.
In the Town Meeting member races, some precincts had all 12 seats up for re-election due to re-districting. Other precincts only had four seats available.
In Precinct 4, all four of the incumbents (Linda Lackey, Roxana Sanchez, Paula Schmeidler and Karl Thober) lost their seats. Elected to Town Meeting were Bob Berman, Adam Steiner, Dan Rao and David Remis.
Framingham Patch will have a full report on all the Town Meeting seats later. The Town Clerk's office still needs to verify the results.