SPRINGFIELD Mass. (WWLP) – Massachusetts Primary Elections are a week from Tuesday, on September 9th, and voter turnout is expected to be low.
The last state primary was held on September 6th, 2012, which is even earlier than this year’s. Many eligible voters say the first few weeks of September are too early to hold elections. Primary elections give voters a chance to help move a candidate from their party to the general election on November 4th.
Eligible voters here in western Massachusetts, like Kadam Desai of Agawam, told 22 News many people are still beginning to get out of vacation mode.
“Everybody’s doing something other than concentrating on what political activities are going on like summer vacations, school breaks, and students getting ready to head back to school at the end of summer,” he said.
Voters will select a candidate from their party for governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general, along with other district and state seats. Voters who do decide to cast a ballot will head to polls in their district on September 9th.