Early Voters Head To The Polls In Massachusetts


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Early voting officially began at dozens of polling places across the Commonwealth Saturday morning.

Thirty minutes before early voting opened in Framingham, at least ten people were braving the frigid, wet winds to cast their ballots, including Richard Constant.

"Well, this is New England," he said. "It's going to get colder before it gets warmer."

Constant, a Vietnam War veteran, told WBZ NewsRadio he wishes more people would make voting a priority.

"What I think they ought to do is move it to a weekend voting day," he said. "Because from what I understand there's a lot of people that don't vote for various reasons, and one of the excuses is; I've got to go to school, I've got to get to work."

Framingham officials eventually moved the line inside to keep everyone warm, while some voters who were concerned about issues with the post office opted to drop their ballots in the drop-box outside.

Early voting in Massachusetts runs from Saturday October 17th through Friday October 30th, with most polling places open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click here to find your local early voting location.

WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer reports:

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