High Voter Turnout Predicted for Lynn

Lynn City Clerk Mary Audley is predicting a 65 percent turnout of voters for today’s election.

After months of watching campaigns ads on television, Lynn residents will have the opportunity to cast their votes at polls throughout the city.

Audley said there are 50,604 registered voters in the city. Of that number, there are 24,221 Democrats, 3,137 Republicans, and 22,963 unenrolled.

Audley said the interest has been high leading up to the the election.

“In the last two presidential elections there were approximately 30,000 voters,” said Audley. “Given that absentee ballot requests are up a bit and registration is up a bit, I would expect a little bit more than that or about a 65 percent turnout.”

President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney square off in a Presidential election that has been tight in the polls for months. Massachusetts has the most-watched U.S. Senate race in the country with Senator Scott Brown being challenged by Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren.

The Sixth Congressional District race matching U.S. Congressman John Tierney and Republican candidate Richard Tisei has also generated considerable regional and national interest. Daniel Fishman is on the ballot as the Libertarian candidate.

State Rep. Robert Fennell is being challenged for the seat by Republican candidate Douglas Caulfield. State Rep. Steve Walsh, State Rep. Lori Erhlich and State Sen. Thomas McGee are unopposed on the ballot.

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