Many Southwick residents motivated to vote in primary

SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WWLP) – Voters were lined up at the polls before they even opened in Southwick Tuesday morning.

Southwick has only one polling location, at the Town Hall, so everyone in the community of 9,500 must vote there. It is one of only seven communities in western Massachusetts that has more registered Republicans than Democrats. There are, however, more voters registered as unenrolled in Southwick than anything else.

John Vogel of Southwick told 22News that he always makes sure to vote in the primaries.

“I think it’s very important that we vote, I think everybody should,” Vogel said. “I think the percentage of people that vote is pretty sad- it should be like 95-99% of the people in this country that actually vote.”

Political experts predict that unenrolled voters will have a big effect on this election cycle in Massachusetts and several other Super Tuesday states.

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