Mass. Secretary Of State Worried About Low Turnout For Senate Election
The top election official in Massachusetts says he is extremely concerned about voter turnout for next Tuesday’s special election for U.S. Senate.
Secretary of State William Galvin points to low demand for absentee ballots. About 14,000 fewer have been requested to date than for the special senate election three years ago. Galvin speculates there is more attention on the end of school, the Whitey Bulger trial, and the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final than on the contest between Democratic Congressman Ed Markey and Republican newcomer Gabriel Gomez. In Springfield, Election Commissioner Gladys Oyola says there is more interest in the upcoming casino referendum.
The deadline to vote absentee in the Senate election is Monday at noon.