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Early Voting Arrives For Super Tuesday In Massachusetts

A "vote here" sign in English and Spanish on sidewalk
Paul Tuthill
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WAMC

Early voting begins Monday in Massachusetts for the state’s March 3rd presidential primaries.

This is the first time Massachusetts has had early voting for a primary. 

Springfield Election Commissioner Gladys Oyola-Lopez said people enjoy the convenience of early voting, but the verdict is still out on whether it increases total voter participation.

" People do want to vote, but sometimes they wait till the last minute and forget," said Oyola-Lopez. "Hopefully, this early voting session we are going to have prior to March will capture that group of people too."

Early voting will be available from Feb 24th to 28th at city and town halls during regular business hours.

Some municipalities will set up polling locations in neighborhood centers and on college campuses.

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.