Early voting has begun in western Massachusetts.
With 15 days until the general election, candidates want to make sure voters will hit the polls on November 6. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Democratic nominee for governor Jay Gonzalez participated in an event at UMass Monday afternoon to kick-off early voting.
Jay Gonzalez won the Democratic nomination for governor in Massachusetts back in September. He is running against Republican Charlie Baker.
“It’s great in Massachusetts now we got early voting,” Gonzalez said. “I’m encouraging everyone to get out. This is your opportunity to get out and make an impact in government.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren is up against Geoff Diehl for a U.S. Senate seat for Massachusetts.
“The only way to make it work for everyone else is to get out and vote,” Warren said. “Early voting is the way to do that. And don’t take the chance that once voting day comes you’re stuck at home with the flu or the dog gets sick and you have to take them to the vet. Vote now.”
No excuse or justification is needed for early voters to cast their ballot in person or by mail. The early voting period runs from October 22 to November 2.
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