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More Than A Million Massachusetts Voters Have Requested Mail-In Ballots

A voter puts a ballot in a drop box
Paul Tuthill

Voting in the November 3rd general election is likely to begin in Massachusetts next week.

Massachusetts voters who applied for a mail-in ballot should receive it soon.  

Secretary of State Bill Galvin, the state’s top election official, predicts the number of people voting in this election will surpass 2016 when a record 3.3 million ballots were cast.

In addition to voting by mail, there will be 14 days of in-person early voting starting October 17th.

For more on how voting by mail will work in Massachusetts for the election, WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Springfield Election Commissioner Gladys Oyola-Lopez.

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.
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