Early voting numbers are in, many others will head to polls on Election Day

Boston Statehouse

Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin expects a big turn out at the polls for Election Day on Tuesday.

There are more than four million registered voters in Massachusetts, and 584,000 of them took advantage of early voting. Fifty-five percent of people who voted early were unenrolled, 36 percent were Democrats and  9 percent were Republicans. 

In addition to early votes that have already been cast, more than 124,000 Massachusetts residents applied for absentee ballots. 

“That has led me to conclude, I’m going to estimate a turn out of 2.4 million at the conclusion of the polls tomorrow night,” said Secretary Galvin. 

That’s around fifty percent, unusual for a non-presidential election year, and is higher than the turnout in either the 2010 or 2014 midterm elections in Massachusetts. 

Galvin said the national interest surrounding in this election could motivate normally in-active voters to go to the polls. 

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. across Massachusetts.

You can find your polling location here! 

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