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High Voter Turnout Expected In Massachusetts

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BOSTON (CBS) – In the final sprint before Election Day, the candidates are crisscrossing the state and urging supporters to get out the vote.

The Secretary of State’s office predicts a high voter turnout. 

Secretary Bill Galvin projects a turnout in excess of 2.4 million registered voters.

He tells WBZ News Radio it’s been twenty years since voter turnout was projected to be this high in a mid-term election.

“That’s a very high number for a gubernatorial election. Traditionally, the gubernatorial election usually draws in the area of 2.2 million.  The last time we had a turnout reach this number was in 1990.”

Galvin is himself up for re-election.  He’s being challenged by republican William Campbell and James Henderson who is un-enrolled.

Nationwide, the mid-term elections are expected to draw big numbers, with republicans looking to win back the house and make strides in governor’s races across the country.

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