Voter Turnout In Mass. State Primaries Highest In 30 Years

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A record number of Massachusetts voters cast their ballots in the 2020 state primaries, according to Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin.

In total, Galvin reported that 1,706,992 ballots were cast in the state primaries last week.

1,427,868 were cast in the Democratic Primary; 272,648 were cast in the Republican Primary; 4,871 were cast in the Libertarian Primary; and 1,605 were cast in the Green-Rainbow Primary.

With more than 1.7 million ballots cast, Galvin's office said the 2020 State Primaries surpass the previous voter turnout record set during the 1990 State Primaries when 1,551,644 voters participated.

\As a percentage of registered voters, the turnout in the 2020 State Primaries is the highest in 30 years.

“I am thrilled that so many Massachusetts voters chose to participate in our State Primaries this year, whether it was by mail, during early voting, or in person on September 1st,” Galvin said. “Our local election officials worked tirelessly to make certain that everyone could vote safely and conveniently, ensuring that our primaries were a success, and I thank them for all of their hard work. I look forward to seeing even more voters cast ballots in November."

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