BELFAST — Belfast City Councilors Mike Hurley and Brenda Bonneville and Mayor Eric Sanders held onto their seats in the Nov. 2 election, running unopposed.

Sanders won with 1,726 votes and 116 write-in votes. Hurley won with 1,564 votes and 123 writ- ins. Bonneville won with 1,672 votes and 72 write-ins.

Larry Theye won warden for Wards 1 and 2 with 1,644 votes and 33 write-in votes. Susan Cooney won ward clerk for Wards 3 and 4 with 1,644 votes and 24 write-ins. Catherine Holand won ward clerk for Ward 5 with 1,580 votes and 21 write-ins. It is unclear who won warden for Ward 5 because there was no candidate registered with the city for that race, but there were 93 write-ins.

Both Ryan Otis and Ryan Harnden won reelection to the Regional School Unit 71 Board of Directors for three-year terms. They received 1,326 and 1,209 votes, respectively, and there were 28 write-ins. In addition, Elizabeth Burnett won a one-year term on the board, with 1,314 votes and 26 write-ins.

The incumbents’ bids for reelection to City Council went unopposed, despite some residents’ having expressed their opposition to the councilors and mayor over the officials’ support of Nordic Aquafarms and their effort to take by eminent domain intertidal land the city intends to let Nordic use to place its pipes.

Hundreds of voters left part of the ballot blank for city official races, whereas only a few dozen people left blank the part of the ballot with the referendum questions.

Voter turnout was higher than expected because of the three statewide referendum questions. Two of the questions garnered a lot of public interest, and all three were passed. Voters decided to reject a transmission line that would have carried power from Canada to Massachusetts with part of the corridor running through wooded Maine land.