Primary Day preparations are in full swing in Holyoke.
Secretary of the Commonwealth, William Galvin is reminding Massachusetts voters to cast their ballots on Tuesday, September 4th when election are being held. This year primary elections fall right after Labor Day weekend.
Voters who are going to be away for the holiday weekend and not returning for Primary Day were encouraged to vote in person at their town or city hall.
The deadline to vote in the primary with an absentee ballot is 5PM on Friday, August 31st.
Holyoke’s city clerk told 22News they will accept absentee ballots sent in the mail postmarked for August 31st or earlier. They also said the long weekend will impact voter turnout across the state.
“We’re guessing around 12 percent,” said Holyoke City Clerk, Brenna Murphy McGee. “That’s kinda in the ball park of where we’ve been the past several state primary’s. We also haven’t seen a lot of absentee ballots either and that’s kinda an indication of where we’re gonna be.”
Murphy McGee said she’s expecting a quite day on Tuesday.
Polls will be open across the state from 7 in the morning until 8 at night.
You can check your city or town website for all polling locations in your area.