QUINCY (CBS) – Mail-in voting is proving to be very popular in Massachusetts. The Secretary of State’s Office says as of Friday morning, more than 36 percent of Massachusetts voters have applied to vote by mail.
In Quincy on Friday, a postal truck was quickly at capacity, as 20,000 mail-in ballots were picked up from City Hall. That’s almost one out of every three registered voters.READ MORE: Police Searching For Driver Who Fled Into Woods After Hitting Camper Van On I-495 In Andover
“A lot has to do with COVID,” said Quincy City Clerk Nicole Crispo. “But we are taking the precautions at our early voting sites and at all the polling places that we will be ready.”READ MORE: Boch Center Becomes 1st Performing Arts Center In Boston To Offer On-Site Rapid COVID Tests
More and more, voters are choosing to mail in their ballots, instead of in-person voting. And if the September primary is any indicator, the system is chugging along nicely.
But the mayor doesn’t see the 20,000 ballots as an indicator of a potentially record-setting November 3 election. He sees it as more of a practical matter.MORE NEWS: Northeast Metro Tech Football Player Seriously Injured During Saturday Game
“We’ve certainly made it as easy as possible to participate,” said Mayor Tom Koch.