Voting remained steady on Thursday at the Middlefield Community Center where residents are deciding the future of Powder Ridge ski area.
A small group of voters waited in line for the polls to open at 6 a.m. and by 3 p.m. about 900 residents had voted in the referendum.
That amounts to roughly 30 percent of registered voters, according to election officials, a figure they said is well ahead of the turnout for the 2007 referendum in Middlefield.
"This is a bigger deal than voting for selectman," said Joe Cunningham, a Middlefield resident
Rick Server came to vote early because he had to get to work. Server said he'd been a skier at Powder Ridge before it closed, but didn't say which way he planned to vote.
Voters have until 8 p.m. Thursday to cast a ballot in the referendum.