Race heats up for Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester state Senate

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Voters will head to the polls on September 4, and it’s time for residents to think about who they will be voting for come Tuesday. 

“Whether you are red or blue, you got to get out and vote,” Stephen Ross of Greenfield said. “Don’t let the outcome say, gosh I wish I had voted.”

The City of Greenfield is preparing for a busy turnout of voters. Greenfield Town Clerk, Kathyrn Scott said the town started getting ready early this year when the candidates were approved and placed on the ballots. 

There are four candidates running for the Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester state Senate. One candidate is on the ballot, but the other three are write-ins.

The candidates include Chelsea Kline, who is on the ballot. However, Jo Comerford, Ryan O’Donnell, and Steven Connor are all write-ins for a state Senate seat. 

“That’s a pretty good amount of write-ins,” Scott said. “With every write-in that we receive, whether it’s on a state on local election ballot. We do follow election law, it will just be a little bit more time consuming counting all the write-ins.”

Polls in Greenfield open Tuesday, September 4 at 7 a.m. at the Greenfield High School.

Absentee ballots are still available until 5 p.m. Friday.

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