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    Strong Turnout Projected for Election in Massachusetts
    Michael Conroy/AP

    Massachusetts' top elections official says he expects about 2.4 million state residents to have voted by the time polls close on Election Day.

    Democratic Secretary of State William Galvin says if his prediction holds turnout would exceed the last two midterm elections in 2010 and 2014. There are about 4.5 million eligible voters in Massachusetts including those considered "inactive" because they haven't voted in recent elections.

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    He says Massachusetts uses paper ballots and doesn't keep voter registration information online, making the state less vulnerable to tampering.

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    Galvin says about 585,000 people took advantage of early voting.

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