Pietro Cicolini and James Holland tallied the most votes for Malden School Committee seats, while Jadeane Sica collected the most for City Councillor on Tuesday, according to the results from the preliminary election provided by the City Clerk's Office.
The preliminary election helps to narrow the field for each race to two candidates.
In the three-person race for a two-year seat as a Ward 1 School Committee member, Cicolini and Daniel Lee Grover advanced, tallying 129 and 50 votes, respectively. Christina Villafranca finished in third place with 42 votes and does not move on.
Meanwhile, in a four-person race for a two-year seat as a Ward 3 School Committee member, Holland and Lawrence Silverman garnered the most votes, finishing with 127 and 88 votes, respectively, to advance. Megan Lawler finished in third with 81 votes and Cindy Porter in fourth with 38, and neither candidate will advance.
In the race for a two-year seat as a Ward 8 City Councillor, Jadeane Sica and George Laskey move on after capturing 199 and 126 votes, respectively. Brian O'Boyle placed third with 59 votes, while Rachel Wisch finished in fourth with 21, and neither candidate will advance.
Voter turnout was low on the day, as only 970 of 11,252 registered voters in the three wards (six total precincts) voted, or 9 percent. Ward 8, Precinct generated the largest percentage turnout, as 15 percent participated in the election, while Ward 3, Precinct 2 had the most voters in total with 2,285. Ward 1, Precinct 2 had the lowest percentage turnout, as 6 percent voted.
To see the complete results from the preliminary election in Malden, check out the attached PDF.