Plymouth: Big turnout expected for Senate Race

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For today’s special election, one that will determine the next Senator from the State of Massachusetts, Plymouth’s Town Clerk Lawrence Pizer expects a bigger turnout than the town election last month; that turnout totaled 11.8%. Some experts consider the amount of absentee ballots a good indicator of voter turnout, and Pizer says, at this point,  those requests show an increase from the town election in May: “We actually have had a fairly steady stream of absentee ballots, approaching 400—which is more than we had for the town election—so we’re thinking we’ll probably have a bigger turnout.” But, bigger turnout means what? “We think that we’re looking, maybe 25%–that sort of figure.” We asked if he was surprised at that? “No, I think that this is pretty important, and there are people who actually care about the election.  I would love to see a much higher turnout, but for a one-issue matter, unfortunately, not many people turn out as they should.”

And for those who do turn out, Pizer says the actual voting process will be quick: “I think that it’s going to be a very easy election to vote in—there is one issue to vote on.  You walk in, you get your ballot; one oval to fill in— you check out and you’re on your way home.” Polls are open today from 7AM to 8PM.

About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.