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Voter Registration Deadline In Massachusetts

  Friday is the deadline to register to vote in next month’s primary in Massachusetts.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.


   The Massachusetts September  primary is unusual this year. It’s taking place on September 6th..a Thursday…Concern that people will be unaware of the change has prompted more get out the vote efforts according to Gladys Oyola, the city of Springfield’s Election Commissioner.

   Oyola says over a thousand new voter registrations have been recorded by her office in the last month. People can register in person …many city and town halls will have extended hour for  voter registration Friday. Mail in voter registration forms must be postmarked August 17th..

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.