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4.1 Million People Registered To Vote In Massachusetts

   Ahead of next week’s primary in Massachusetts, the state’s top election official has put out some voter demographics.    WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.

   Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin says 4.1  million people are registered to vote in the September 6th primary.  The  majority, 53 percent are un-enrolled in any political party. 35 percent are Democrats and 11 percent are Republicans.   Barnstable County on Cape Cod has the highest percentage of registered Republicans, 16 percent. While Suffolk County…which includes the city of Boston..has the highest percentage of Democratic voters, nearly 54 percent.   There are no statewide contests in next week’s primary. But there are primaries involving candidates for congress, governor’s councilor, court clerkships, and seats in the state legislature.

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.