Secretary of State Bill Gardner says data from polling places shows that the state could see “the highest number of voters in a midterm election.”
Candidates for every office from governor to state representative are revving up their get-out-the-vote efforts as they work to pull sympathetic voters to the polls on a Primary Day officials warn could see a low turnout.
Massachusetts Secretary of State Bill Galvin thinks turnout next Tuesday for the primary elections could be less than 20-percent.
The state’s top elections official says fewer than one in five registered voters in Massachusetts could cast ballots in the U.S. Senate primaries.
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin is predicting about three-quarters of voters will cast ballots in the election, matching the turnout in the 2008 election.
In Hingham, election officials say a 70 percent turnout is expected while Waltham officials are expecting a 50-percent showing by the end of the day.
Which candidates will benefit from the high voter turnout, and who will it hurt?
The Secretary of State’s office projects a turnout in excess of 2.4 million registered voters.
While candidates make their final pitches, their volunteers are working to sway undecided voters, and get their supporters to the polls on Tuesday.
Fewer than one in five registered voters in Massachusetts are predicted to cast ballots in primary elections.