BOSTON (AP) - Voters in Boston appear to be turning out in larger numbers than the last two presidential elections.
Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh’s administration says 156,192 voters– or about 38 percent of all registered voters–cast their ballot as of 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The tally includes some ballots cast during the state’s first-ever early voting period, as well as absentee ballots.
Boston, New England’s largest city, has 415,536 registered voters. City officials say that’s the highest number in over 30 years.
Walsh’s administration said there were nearly 48,000 ballots cast during the early voting period, a tally that represents about 11.5 percent of registered voters.
The Boston Globe reports about 148,000 ballots had been cast in Boston as of 3 p.m. on Election Day in 2012; the figure was nearly 153,000 in 2008.
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