Absentee ballots now available for state primary elections

The state primary elections are set for September 9th

BOSTON (WWLP) – The state primary is quickly approaching, and 22News explains how you can vote, even if you plan to be out of state.

State primary races are three weeks away, so if you’re leaving Massachusetts to get back to college or for work, absentee ballots are ready for you to pick-up.

The state primary elections are set for September 9th. If you won’t be in Massachusetts, absentee ballots are now available at your city or town hall.

Voters have many decisions to make, including primaries for both parties for governor. Democratic primaries for other state-wide races such as attorney general, lieutenant governor and treasurer are also up for a vote.

Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin told 22News that Hampden County has seen a surge of absentee voters. So far, he’s seen more than 700 applications.

“This has been a pretty quiet election statewide,” said Galvin. “What I think Hampden County has going in its favor is that there is more activity at the lower levels than there are in most of the parts of the state.”

If you plan to mail your absentee ballot, make sure it arrives at your local elections office before 8PM on September 9th.

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