SHARPSBURG - Thirty-four people voted in Tuesday's Sharpsburg election, more than enough to make winners of all four Town Council candidates who ran uncontested.
Election Director Anna Louise Jamison said voter turnout was 7 percent, the lowest in the 20 years she has been working the polls.
Jamison said she believed only 34 of 478 registered voters cast a ballot because the races were uncontested.
Vice Mayor Sidney Gale, who received 33 votes, said low voter turnout is usually related to a constituency satisfied with how elected officials are doing their jobs.
Gale, 50, of 108 W. Main St., is director of physician practices for Antietam Health Services at Robinwood Medical Center near Hagerstown. He was appointed vice mayor in January 1997 to fill a vacancy left when George Kesler took over as mayor.