Springfield Election Commissioner Addresses Vote-By-Mail Concerns | WAMC

Springfield Election Commissioner Addresses Vote-By-Mail Concerns

Aug 18, 2020

A secure drop box for election ballots has been installed in back of Springfield City Hall.
Credit Paul Tuthill / WAMC

    Over 1 million Massachusetts voters have applied to vote by mail in the September 1st primaries.

    The office of Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin reported today that over 149,000 voters have already returned their ballots.

    The surge in interest in voting-by-mail comes with concerns that the U.S. Postal Service might not be able to handle the deluge of ballots.

    The postmaster general announced Tuesday he would suspend cost-cutting initiatives until after November.

     Speaking with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill, Springfield’s election commissioner Gladys Oyola-Lopez said there have been no issues with the mail service.