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Mass. To Launch Voter Registration Drive

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The state's top elections official is promising an "intensive" voter registration campaign in Massachusetts ahead of the November election.

Secretary of State William Galvin said Wednesday that while there are 4.2 million registered voters in the state, hundreds of thousands of other people who are elibigle to vote may be unregistered. Galvin says some may not have voted since the last presidential election in 2008 and since moved within Massachusetts.

Other voters may be considered "inactive" because they haven't returned annual local census forms in their communities.

Galvin says his office plans to make voter registration forms available at subway and commuter rail stops and at major fall events like the Topsfield Fair and the "Big E" in West Springfield.

Voters must register by Oct. 17 to participate in the Nov. 6 election.

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