Town Clerk Thinks Presidential Election Turnout Will Eclipse 2008
Attached is the sample ballot for the election.
Last presidential election the voter turnout in Swampscott was 80 percent, said Town Clerk Susan Duplin.
The clerk thinks the turnout on Nov. 6, will be even greater — 85 percent.
On the ballot Swampscott voters will see contests in only the presidential, US Senate and 6th Congressional District races.
The final number of registered voters will be available soon.
After the Sept. 6, state primary election and up to the Oct. 17 deadline, hundreds of new voters registered with the clerk's office.
And the clerk expects to have them all registered by today.
A look back to Aug. 17, shows the town had 3,268 registered Democrats, 1,149 registered Republicans, 5,631 Undeclared, 9 Rainbow Party members, 8 Libertarians, 1 American Independent Party member, and 2 Inter Third Party members.
Meanwhile, absentee ballot activity has been steady, she said.
Four years ago the town clerk had 901 absentee ballot requests. As of Tuesday the clerk had received 680.