Remember, the Massachusetts Republican and Democratic primaries to complete the next two years of John Kerry’s U.S. Senate term is today (Tuesday 30 April), with the general election on June 25.
Turnout is expected to be low, as local media coverage has been heavily focussed on the April 15th Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath.
U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, who faces Rep. Edward Markey for the Democratic nomination, reported an unspecified illness on Monday morning, cancelling much of his Monday schedule.
[Sec./State] Galvin predicts lower Senate special election turnout than 2009
By Joshua Miller | Boston Globe Staff
April 29, 2013
Massachusetts Secretary of State William F. Galvin today predicted an overall lower turnout for Tuesday’s special US Senate primary election than in the same contest in 2009.
Galvin said he expected about 550,000 Democratic ballots would be cast Tuesday in the two-person contest, down from the 669,000 in the 2009 US Senate special primary election.
On the Republican side, he said he predicts about 200,000 people will cast primary ballots in the three-person race, up from 165,000 in 2009.
The longtime secretary of state said requests for absentee ballots, a useful metric in predicting voter turnout, were down about 20 percent from the 2009 special….Share on Facebook