SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - It is one of the busiest election years we've seen in some time but at least in one community, interest in one particular race is growing.
The ballots are printed and ready.
On Tuesday Massachusetts voters will once again head to the polls, this time to elect a new U.S. Senator. It will be either Congressman Ed Markey or former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez.
It's the second of five elections the Springfield Election Commission is gearing up for.
"I don't want to characterize it as chaotic but it feels like that at times because we have 2 elections, especially in the coming weeks that are very close together," said Election Commissioner Gladys Oyola.
The commissioner says while there is growing interest in the other elections, there is one in particular that appears to be gaining popularity.
"I'm actually looking forward to the casino actually to be honest. I think it would do a lot of good for us, a lot of jobs and things of that sort, a lot of revenue. That's mainly what I've been following," said Springfield's Walter King.
King is not alone. Oyola says boxes of absentee ballots are going out for other interested casino voters and they get calls on it every day.
At least one woman already voted.
"It just impacts the city and who knows really how it's going to go but I just felt like I wanted to give my voice to it," said Springfield's Victoria DeLeon.
Oyola says as races get closer, interest is growing which she hopes to see continue.
"I'm hoping that the excitement from these two elections carries throughout the year," Oyola said.
It's not too late to vote absentee in Tuesday's Senate race.
If you can get to the elections office before noon on Monday you can cast your ballot.