Thursday’s Massachusetts primary voter turnout under 9 percent

Voter turnout expect to be more for November 8 presidential election.

BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Only 386,174 voters of the state’s over 4-million registered voters went to the polls in last week’s state primary, according to Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin.

There were 313,550 Democratic ballots cast versus the 70,659 Republican ballots.  The turnout was 8.84% of the Commonwealth’s 4,366,712 registered voters, 2,339,565 of whom are not enrolled in any party.

Galvin predicted that the primary turnout would be low as there no statewide races and few legislative contests.  He does expect the November 8 elections to have larger numbers of voters participate in the deciding the presidential race.

If you’re not registered to vote, the final day to register for the November 8 election is Wednesday, October 19.  Find out if you’re registered or get more information on how to register here.

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