Analyst: Your vote gaining value in primary elections

Democratic candidates will debate Wed., August 27th at 8 P.M. on 22News.

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP)– In less than two weeks Western Massachusetts voters will be heading to the polls for the state’s primary election. 22News is working for you with a look at why analysts say this time around your vote holds more value.

Here in Western Massachusetts the upcoming September primary election will likely decide who the next Hampden County District Attorney is.

Political analyst Tony Cignoli told 22News the D.A. leaves a major impact on crime, policy, and how programs on those topics are implemented here in the Hampden County region.

There are four candidates running for that position and all 4 of them are democrats which means the primary could be the decider.

Cignoli also said that the numbers right now are showing that voter turnout is expected to be low, meaning each vote that does get cast will leave a greater impact. “The propensity of your vote to have more power in a low voter turnout, you get a bigger percentage of the bank. If the voter turnout is low your one vote counts for more, and that’s a big deal right now,” Cignoli said.

The primary election will be held on September 9th.

Wednesday, August 27th, three Democrats running for Governor will debate in the 22News studio. That debate will air on 22News at 8 P.M. and will stream live right here on our website, wwlp.com.

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