Every party was represented outside Greens Farms Elementary School polls on Election Night. From left: Republican Catherine Calise , the daughter of Michael Calise, a candidate for the Planning and Zoning Commission; Amy Herrera, campaigning for Jill Dillon, write-in candidate for the Board of Education; Michelle Mechanic, chairwoman of the Democratic Town Committee, and Kenny Epstein, also campaigning for Dillon.

WESTPORT — Waiting.

That’s what candidates and their supporters are doing right now — waiting for the vote counts to come in from the town’s 2023 municipal election.

The tabulation of votes has begun after polls closed at 8 p.m. However, anyone eligible to vote still in line at 8 o’clock was able to cast a ballot.

One of the most closely watched races of the day is the contest for Board of Education seats, which turned contentious — sometimes angry — during the last several weeks of the campaign. Five candidates were in the running for three seats.

At the Spotted Horse restaurant, write-in candidate Jill Dillon, running in alliance with two school board Democrats, was playing the waiting game with supporters.

Early indications are there was heavy voter turnout in this off-year election — no national, state or first selectman candidates were on this year’s ballot.

Votes were cast for seats on five town boards and commissions and, by district, for all 36 seats on the Representative Town Meeting.

Problems at the polls? Call the state’s Election Day hotline at 866-733-2463.