A high percentage of Beverly residents came out to cast their vote than in past years in Tuesday's special Senate election, where Democrat Ed Markey defeated Republican newcomer Gabriel Gomez.
City Clerk Kathy Connolly said about 28 percent of Beverly's 25,407 registered voters came out to cast their ballot, according to unofficial numbers.
"We thought it was pretty good considering," Connolly said. "In light of the fact that we've had elections with a seven or eight percent turnout, I thought this was a good turnout."
Markey got about 53 percent of the votes, where as Gomez got about 47 percent of the votes. Their opponent, Richard Heos, took less than 1 percent of the votes.