BOSTON (CBS) — Massachusetts allowed mail-in-voting for the primary time within the Sept. 1 major, and new numbers present numerous voters took benefit. A plurality of voters selected to solid their poll by mail versus exhibiting as much as the polls in individual on Election Day.
Knowledge from Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin reveals 812,973 individuals returned ballots by mail. That quantities to 47.6% of whole ballots solid.
One other 685,859, or 40.2%, voted in individual on Sept. 1, Galvin mentioned. The remaining, 208,160 or 12.2%, both voted early or hand-returned their mail-in ballots.
A record 1.7 million people voted within the major, and turnout is predicted to be even higher in November.
Anybody who hasn’t already requested a mail-in poll ought to quickly be seeing an application for one of their mailbox. Ballots will begin being mailed out within the first week of October, Galvin mentioned.