BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has a state primary election coming up.
But with no statewide races on the ballot, the election has so far generated little voter excitement.
Turnout for the primary Thursday could be further dampened by confusion over the election being held on a Thursday instead of a Tuesday, when elections are usually held. The date resulted from scheduling deadlines and a desire not to hold the primary around Labor Day.
Neither the state’s constitutional officers are not up for re-election this year, nor its two U.S. senators. None of Massachusetts’ nine Democratic U.S. representatives face primary challenges, and the GOP is fielding candidates in only four districts.
Among the more closely watched races will be contests in three state Senate districts where incumbent Democrats are not seeking re-election.
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