GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - It has been a very busy day for poll workers in Greenfield. As of 4:00 P.M., 43% of registered voters had stopped by the polling station at Greenfield High School.
Lines were long, even during what many people would consider a down time, around 3:00 and 4:00. At this rate, the Town Clerk said this year's voter turnout would surpass 2008's turnout rate, which was about 70%.
Many voters told 22News that they are surprised to see many young people come out to vote. Regardless of age, though, they were hopeful that their vote would make a difference in the Senate and Presidential races
"This is probably the most important vote I'll make," Elliot Silverstein of Greenfield said. "There's a wide gap between the two candidates, two parties, there seems to be no middle ground."
"I feel like we can all make a difference," Jamhal Peters of Greenfield said. "Every vote counts."
Voters said that ballot questions were the toughest part of voting on Tuesday. They said they had a hard time deciding on Question 2, which is about someone's right to end life and Question 3 which is about medical marijuana.