Primary in Two Weeks: Election Office Seeing ‘normal’ Activity Before Primary

With just two weeks to go before the September 17, Primary Election in Lynn, Elections Department Head Clerk Debra Ginivan said this week that voter activity in advance of the primary was pretty normal for this time of year.

“There have been a few people in (to vote absentee), but no more than usual,” said Ginivan, who added that the office isn’t expecting a large turnout for the primary.

“I think it will be a much better turnout in the final (General) Election in November,” she said.

Ginivan also said that she hasn’t seen any more interest in the Primary for Ward 5 City Council, the only race in the city where a candidate will be knocked off the ballot on September 17.

“It’s been all about the same amount of activity,” she said.

The last day to register to vote was Wednesday, August 28.

Voters who will not be able to make it to the polls during voting hours on September 17, can vote by absentee ballot at the City Clerks office in City Hall up until noon on the day before the election, meaning that Monday, Sep. 16 at noon is the last day to vote by absentee ballot in person in City Hall.

Voters with limited mobility can request that an absentee ballot be mailed to their home, where they can complete the ballot and mail it back to City Hall.

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