Only chance for weekend early voting opens in Massachusetts

Early voting opened Oct. 24 and ends Nov. 4.

BOSTON (AP) — Most Massachusetts communities are offering early voting this weekend.

More than 80 percent of the Bay State’s 351 cities and towns are offering the option for the first time this election. It’s the only chance to vote on a weekend day before the Nov. 8 election.

Voting places and times vary by community but can be found at EarlyVotingMass.com.

Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin says communities offering early voting are taking advantage of a state grant program totaling $234,150 that’s helping with costs.

The office says 284 cities and towns are offering early voting on Saturday and 26 are also offering voting on Sunday, including Worcester, New Bedford, Lowell, Lawrence, Newton and Somerville.

Early voting opened Oct. 24 and ends Nov. 4. Ballots are counted on Election Day.

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