The early voting period for Massachusetts, Oct. 22 to Nov. 4, ends today.
Town clerks in each of the Silver Lake towns have held early voting sessions for the Tuesday, Nov. 8,mid-term elections.
All the towns in Massachusetts were mandated to offer a specific number of early voting hours, dependent on the number of registered voted in their town.
Of its 2,343 registered voters, Plympton saw 94 take advantage of the early voting convenience as of Wednesday morning. An additional 397 voters asked that ballots be mailed to them. Of those, about 175 have not yet been returned.
In Halifax, 156 of the 6241 registered voters cast their ballots early as of Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.
Kingston Town Clerk Paul Gallagher noted that of his town’s 10,908 registered voters, 430 have cast their ballots early as of Wednesday morning. He also said that his office has sent out 2,907 mail ballots. “If all of the mailed ballots are returned, added to the number of people who have votd early, we will have more than 30% voting before election day,” Gallagher noted. “If the intent of the legislature was to increase voter participation, I would say they have succeeded.