Mass. election results expected Tuesday night
BOSTON, M.A. (WLNE) — Election officials in Massachusetts are not expecting any delays counting ballots this year.
In fact, Secretary of the Commonwealth, William Galvin, says he expects most if not all races will be determined by Tuesday night.
When discussing the large number of mail-in ballots this year, Galvin said, “They’ve all been pre-processed, and we expect local clerks to be ready just like they were with the primary to tabulate them as soon as possible.”
Even if determined tonight, results will not be official until all votes are counted. That includes ballots dropped in drop boxes, all mail-in ballots, and all overseas military ballots.
There will be a 3-day grace period for ballots mailed in, but they all must have a postmark of November 3rd.
Overseas military ballots will continue to be accepted until November 10.
Galvin said Tuesday’s tally “will be determinative in most cases of the outcome, but they will be unofficial.”
Secretary Galvin expects 1.3 million Massachusetts residents will vote in person Tuesday.
He anticipates the total number of ballots cast this year will surpass the 3.6 million mark, a new record for the state.
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