Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Lynn Midterm Election Voter Turnout

Tuesday's 2018 midterm election saw historic voter turnout nationwide with an estimated 49% of eligible voters casting a ballot (compared to 36.7% in 2014). In Lynn, voter turnout was up just slightly from 2014 (+3.7).

The city overall overwhelming voted for incumbents Senator Elizabeth Warren (67% to 30%) and Governor Charlie Baker (61% to 39%). Lynners also voted on the ballot questions in line with the final statewide results (No; Yes; Yes).

While the official voter participation rate statewide has not been posted yet, Secretary of State William Galvin did expect 2.4 million ballots to be cast in Massachusetts (equivalent to a more than 50% turnout rate).

Source: Lynn City Clerk and Elections Office