BOSTON (AP) — Absentee ballots are now available in cities and towns with the state primary elections scheduled to take place in less than a month.
Massachusetts Secretary William Galvin said there are plenty of contests to be decided including the Democratic and Republican primaries for governor.
There are also contested Democratic primaries for lieutenant governor, attorney general, and treasurer.
Galvin said that with absentee ballots now available at city and town halls, college students who heading out of state soon to return to school can obtain ballots — and vote — before they leave.
Galvin noted that there are also congressional primary contests — in the 5th and 6th Districts for Democrats, and the 9th District for Republicans.
Any absentee ballots that are mailed back must arrive at the local election office before 8 p.m. on Primary Day.