Tuesday, January 19, 2010

voting report from Massachusetts media: It is heavy!

News outlets in Massachusetts are reporting heavy turnout for a special election.
From the Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass.: 
A steady stream of voters filed into Furnace Brook School in Marshfield to cast ballots, with about 50 people from the three campaigns holding signs and the school parking lot near full. At 11 a.m. the turnout was more like a general rather than special election, with voters buzzing about the candidates and their choices outside as they entered and left.
From WBZ-TV in Boston:
In contrast to the light turnout for the party primaries last month, there are already signs of a heavy turnout. In the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's district in Barnstable, they're estimating a 60-percent turnout by the end of the day.
Boston Herald:
More than 23,000 people voted in Boston during the first two hours of voting in the special U.S. Senate election to choose a successor for the late Edward M. Kennedy.
MetroWest Daily News of Framingham, Mass.:
A steady stream of voters cast ballots this morning in Ashland and Framingham. "When we got here at 7, there was actually a line of cars on East Union Street,'' said Barbara Chisholm, who was holding a Martha Coakley sign outside Ashland High.
WBUR in Boston:
In Quincy, election officials said turnout is so far comparable to a general presidential election. Similar turnout was reported in East Weymouth, as the parking lot at Pingree School was full as the polls opened at 7 a.m. “This is like a presidential election!,” a poll worker in East Weymouth said.

1 comment:

  1. I saw your tweet about traffic being so heavy. Keep it going, Mass. Do the nation proud.


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