Record Number Of Mass. Voters Cast Ballots On Election Day

BOSTON (AP) — Secretary of State William Galvin says a record number of Massachusetts voters cast ballots on Election Day.

Galvin says 3,184,196 people voted on Nov. 6, or 73.3 percent of the state’s 4.3 million voters. That was about 81,000 more than participated in the elections of November 2008.

The final vote tallies are scheduled to be submitted to the Governor’s Council on Wednesday for certification.

Vote certification means that the right to repair and medical marijuana ballot questions approved take effect Jan. 1.

Galvin also announced that the Massachusetts Electoral College will meet at the Statehouse on Dec. 17 to cast the state’s 11 electoral votes for President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden.

Galvin says Election Day in Massachusetts was “free of controversy or disruption.”

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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