Readers know that I am following the Lakewood Village Trustee race.
In 2011, only 28 people voted and the highest number of votes received by a trustee was 19. There was no contest.
In 2013, 37 people went to the polls. The highest number of votes for a trustee was 31.
This year at about five in the afternoon, 48 votes had been put in the ballot box.
That does not count early voting and voting by mail, of course.
So, the turnout is much higher.
There is a contest this year, where there was not in the two previous election cycles, so that undoubtedly is the reason for the higher turnout.
What that means for individual candidates remains unknown.