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Photos: Election Day In Boston

A voter enters a polling center on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Boston. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A voter enters a polling center on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Boston. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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Update at 9 p.m.: Walsh has won re-election in Boston.


Polls are now closed in Boston and throughout Massachusetts. There are dozens of communities across the state with elections.

Boston residents voted in the city's mayoral election to choose either incumbent Mayor Marty Walsh or his opponent, City Councilor Tito Jackson. There were also several contested Boston City Council races.

As of 6 p.m., more than 87,000 Bostonians had made it to the polls, which is about 22 percent of all registered voters in the city. Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin predicted Boston's overall turnout would be 23 percent.

Turnout looks like it will be higher in Newton and Framingham, which both hold contested mayoral races. Framingham's race is getting extra attention as it is holding its first mayoral election, after voting to become a city in April.

Below are photographs from the polls in Boston.

Volunteer Eileen Kenner of Uphams Corner was sporting some pretty patriotic glasses as she guided voters to where they needed to go at the Uphams Crossing residential building. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Volunteer Eileen Kenner of Uphams Corner was sporting some pretty patriotic glasses as she guided voters to where they needed to go at the Uphams Crossing residential building. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Voting was slow in many polling places. As of 11 a.m. only 91 voters had turned out at the Boys And Girls Club in Dudley Square.
Voting was slow in many polling places. As of 11 a.m. only 91 voters had turned out at the Boys And Girls Club in Dudley Square.
After voting, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh addresses the media. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
After voting, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh addresses the media. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Walsh has a laugh with election officials at the Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Walsh has a laugh with election officials at the Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Walsh votes at the Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Walsh votes at the Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Boston mayoral candidate Tito Jackson casts his ballot at the Holgate Apartments on Election Day. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Boston mayoral candidate Tito Jackson casts his ballot at the Holgate Apartments on Election Day. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Jackson speaks to the press before voting on Elm Hill Avenue in Roxbury. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Jackson speaks to the press before voting on Elm Hill Avenue in Roxbury. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Gerry Ready, of Roxbury, carries a sign supporting Tito Jackson. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Gerry Ready, of Roxbury, carries a sign supporting Tito Jackson. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Voters line up outside of the Holgate Apartments before the polls open at 7 a.m. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Voters line up outside of the Holgate Apartments before the polls open at 7 a.m. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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