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Polls close, election results come in for Massachusetts primary election

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Residents cast their vote at the Springfield Fire Department Headquarters. Residents cast their vote at the Springfield Fire Department Headquarters.
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Residents across the state hit the polls on Primary Day to narrow down the Democratic and Republican candidates for numerous state and local offices, but election officials warned the Commonwealth could see a low voter turnout Tuesday.

Click here for up-to-the minute election results in real time on cbs3springfield.com

You can find your local polling place by visiting Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth's website.

At the top of the ticket voters will find Democratic and Republican primaries for governor.

The Republican ballot includes former Harvard Pilgrim Health Care executive Charlie Baker and tea party-affiliated Mark Fisher.

On the Democratic side, voters will choose between Attorney General Martha Coakley, state Treasurer Steven Grossman and former federal health care administrator Don Berwick for the party's nomination.

CBS 3 spoke with Coakley one-on-one August 27 and Grossman August 7.

The Democratic primary ballot for governor will not include Deval Patrick's name for the first since he was elected in 2006.

Another closely-watched race is the Democratic contest for attorney general pitting former assistant attorney general Maura Healey against former state Sen. Warren Tolman. Whoever wins will face Republican John Miller in November.

Take a look at a full list of Republican primary candidates and Democratic primary candidates.

One of the contested local races here in Western Mass. is that for Hampden District Attorney. Shawn Allyn, Hal Etkin, Anthony Gulluni, and Brett Vottero are the four candidates that are seeking the democratic nomination. They are vying to replace James Orenstein, who is finishing the term of former DA Mark Mastroianni, who recently became a federal judge.

In the first Hampden and Hampshire district senate race, there is a crowded field in the election to replace outgoing Gale Canderas. Five candidates are seeking the democratic nominations, including Tim Allen, of Springfield, Chip Harrington, of Ludlow, Tom Lachiusa, of Longmeadow, Eric Lesser of Longmeadow, and Aaron Saunders, of Ludlow.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

CBS 3 will have complete coverage of all the results on air and online when the polls close. Be sure to tune in to the CBS 3 Springfield News at 11 for all the latest elections updates and results.

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