RUMFORD — Results from Tuesday’s elections and town meeting warrant articles had yet to be reported by 11:10 p.m.

Residents had five ballots each for the municipal budget, elections and proposed ordinances and amendments.

Residents turned out in force to decide on a proposed $8 million municipal budget.

They were also deciding who among five people would win two selectmen seats and whether to approve the proposed $36.18 million Regional School Unit 10 budget.

Selectmen candidates are Selectman Brad Adley, former Selectman Frank DiConzo and newcomers Chris Brennick, Lynden Clarke Jr. and Mary McPherson.

Resident Candace Casey, who was tabulating voters as they walked into the polls at the American Legion Hall, said 1,400 people had voted by 4:30 p.m.

People driving across Portland Street on Memorial Bridge above the Androscoggin River on Tuesday were greeted by two men bearing signs urging them to reject the municipal budget.

“Save the town, vote it down!” Phil Zinck and Mark Belanger yelled to drivers who passed them or waited for green lights.

Zinck and Belanger are officers in the political activist group, Save Rumford, which has been protesting the proposed municipal budget and the selectmen who approved it.

“We’ve gotten a lot of thumbs-up and a few middle fingers,” Belanger said.

“A lot of thumbs-up and tooting horns,” Zinck said.

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