Mass.: Voters weigh in on casinos, mayors

(AP) — Voters across Massachusetts are heading to the polls to pick mayors, weigh in on casinos, and elect a state senator.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday and are scheduled to stay open until 8 p.m.

In East Boston and Revere, voters will weigh in on Suffolk Downs’ proposed $1 billion casino. Favorable votes are needed before the horse track can apply to the state gambling commission for a casino license.

Voters in Palmer will decide whether Mohegan Sun can move forward with its bid to secure the lone western Massachusetts casino license.

Boston voters are choosing a new mayor for the first time in 20 years. State Rep. Martin Walsh and City Councilor John Connolly are vying to replace Tom Menino.

Lawrence, Brockton, Newton, Holyoke and North Adams are among communities selecting mayors.

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