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Sec. Galvin: Record Number Could Vote Tuesday In Mass.

BOSTON — A record number of Massachusetts residents could head to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in the highly contested presidential and U.S. Senate races.

Secretary of State William Galvin, the state’s top election official, said on Monday that he expects up to 74 percent of eligible Massachusetts voters to cast ballots Tuesday.

He based that figure on historical trends, registration numbers and absentee ballot applications.

“My best estimate now, based on all these, is that the turnout [Tuesday] — the total turnout as a result of the election — will be between 3.1 and 3.2 million votes cast in Massachusetts,” Galvin said.

Galvin said the high turnout could cause lines and delays.

The state’s current turnout record of 3.1 million voters was set in the 2008 election.

Click here to find your polling location and view a sample ballot. 
And here’s a list of Massachusetts municipalities with extended polling hours.

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  • RotisD

    Speaking of ‘calculating’ —- Scott Brown calculated that his pickup truck would be enuf –
    to drive him to another election win..Too bad  for him that he forgot to check his gas gauge first before he left his driveway.

  • J__o__h__n

    How about a story why MA doesn’t have early voting for presidential elections?

  • J__o__h__n

    Galvin was just quoted on the newsbreak saying that we have lines but that is what happens when you have people exercising their right to vote at the same time.  Perhaps early voting would solve this problem.

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