BOSTON (CBS) – Like so many other people, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley voted early and in person on Saturday in Roxbury.

Rep. Pressley says voting, and registering to vote, are more crucial than ever.

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“I’m encouraged by the unprecedented numbers we’ve seen in the early vote. We need to keep that going,” Rep. Pressley said.

Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin told WBZ-TV that over a million people in Massachusetts have already voted by mail, and roughly 500,000 people have already voted early in person.

At Newton City Hall, it was busy on Saturday, as mail-in voters dropped off their ballots. October 24 also marked the last day Massachusetts residents could register to vote in this November’s election.

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Online registration forms had to be completed by 11:59 p.m. Those unable to register online were able to do so by mail or in person until the end of the day. The mail-in registration forms had to be postmarked by October 24.

Many voters said on Saturday that the pre-election day options are a good thing.

“It’s fantastic. I mean, I think we should make it easier for everyone to be able to vote,” said one woman.

Another early voter said, “I think it’s great, I think it’s smart and really convenient.”

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2020 has changed so many things. Elections, it seems, are yet another example.