CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Voting for the midterm elections is underway and voters from across the state are heading to the polls to cast their ballots.

A significant amount of voters did choose to cast their ballot before Tuesday’s official election. Some voters have already cast a ballot through early voting, absentee voting, and mail-in voting. According to the Secretary of State’s website, about 187,000 chose that form of voting.

No excuse is needed, vote by mail was another option, 1.1 million mail-in ballots were requested by residents. As of Monday, the state had received 776,000 back. Mail-in ballots must make it to election offices by November 12th and in order to be counted they must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 8th.

In total, 2.2 million voters in the Commonwealth are expected to participate in this midterm. Despite the weather being a little chilly, one Chicopee voter said it was a perfect day to come out and vote.

“What a wonderful morning and it’s a beautiful morning to vote and I hope everyone gets out and votes. It is so important, every vote counts.” Mary Wright of Chicopee

If you’re not sure where your local polling locations are, you can head to the Secretary of State’s website, all the information is listed for individual communities.

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