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Low turnout observed for early voting in Massachusetts

In-person early voting for the Massachusetts primary continues through Friday September 2nd.

By contrast, demand is high for mail-in ballots for the September 6 primary

The new election law in Massachusetts gives voters options for how to cast their ballots for the primary and general election.

More than 600,000 mail-in ballots were requested for the primaries. About 250,000 ballots have been marked and returned to city and town election offices.

A week-long period of in-person early voting started last Saturday.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Springfield City Clerk and Election Commissioner Gladys Oyola-Lopez.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.