Low Voter Turnout Expected for Mass. Primary Day | NECN
Massachusetts

Massachusetts

The latest news from around the state

Low Voter Turnout Expected for Mass. Primary Day

Polls open around the state at 7 a.m. Thursday and close at 8 p.m.

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    FILE

    This is primary election day in Massachusetts but with no statewide races on the ballot voter interest is expected to be limited to a few hotly-contested local races. 

    Polls open around the state at 7 a.m. Thursday and close at 8 p.m. 

    Secretary of State William Galvin estimates that only 8 percent to 10 percent of registered voters statewide will actually cast ballots. 

    But Galvin expects turnout to be a bit higher in some areas, for example Cape Cod where there are several contested legislative races including one to succeed outgoing Democratic state Sen. Dan Wolf. 

    How Much Time Are Slow Chip Cards Costing You?

    [NECN] How Much Time Are Slow Chip Cards Costing You?
    It's been nearly one year since chip cards found their way into mainstream use in the United States. For many users, the transition hasn't been smooth. CEO and co-founder Henry Helgeson of the Boston-based payment technology company Cayan spoke with necn's Mike Nakitas on the process. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016)

    Democratic primary voters in the Berkshires will be choosing between several candidates hoping to succeed outgoing state Sen. Benjamin Downing. 

    There are also contested primaries for sheriff in several counties around the state.

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android