2 million Mass. voters expected to cast ballots on Election Day

Polls close Tuesday evening at 8:00

BOSTON (WWLP) – Secretary of State William Galvin predicts that more than two-million Massachusetts voters will cast their ballot the traditional way – at the polling place on Election Day.

With all eyes on the presidential election, Secretary Galvin said the four statewide ballot questions could encourage more voters to go to the polls.

“There has been pretty intense campaigning on these ballot questions. They cover a pretty diverse spectrum of issues, and I think that’s been a reinforcer and that’s why I’m pretty confident we’ll exceed the three-million,” said Galvin.

The majority of polling places will be open from 7:00 Tuesday morning until 8:00 p.m. Very few locations will be open before 7:00 a.m., so check the hours for your local polling place.

Secretary Galvin said more than one-million ballots were cast in Massachusetts ahead of Election Day, either through absentee ballot or early voting. Political campaigns are spending these final hours trying to appeal to voters who have yet to make up their minds.

Westfield state Representative John Velis told 22News, “You’re hearing a lot of people saying, ‘you’re wasting your time – we’ve already voted.’ So, I think that changes the dynamic in that, now elected officials and aspiring candidates need to identify who’s truly out there, who’s undecided and get them to the polls.”

Polls close Tuesday evening at 8:00.

Secretary Galvin said you will be able to cast your ballot as long as you are in line by 8:00 p.m.