At noon mayoral candidate Dan Conley and at-large city council candidate Catherine O'Neill greeted voters at the steps of the Holy Name School while fellow at-large candidates Michael Flaherty and Philip Frattaroli were mere footsteps away.
Nearby State Rep. Ed Coppinger, D-West Roxbury, was holding a sign for John Connolly for Mayor, and District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley was greeting voters and handing out O'Malley water bottles.
"It's been going really well. (I've had) a lot of great responses with #GOTV and mailings," said Frattaroli, of the North End. GOTV is a twitter hashtag for Get Out The Vote used for elections. Frattaroli said he got to Holy Name around 10 a.m. after stops in East Boston and the North End.
Like many candidates, Frattaroli summed up why they flock to Holy Name, "This is the highest voting location for the last mayoral election. They had more people vote here than any other place (in Boston)."
"I'm staying here all day," said O'Neill. "I've been here since 6:30 a.m. and was the first one here, and I'll be the last one here."
Voter turnout was slow, but steady in West Roxbury, which was not affecting bake sales, like the one at the Lyndon School, where parent Diane Stowe said the most popular item was chocolate chip cookies. She noted that students are not allowed to purchase goods from the stand setup in the basement of the school near the polling room.
Outside of the Lyndon School on Mt. Vernon St., Boston Police Department District E-5 Captain James Hasson told Patch that, "...everyone's been well-behaved and respectful of each other's campaigns."