SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- This year's midterm election was one for the history books in the Commonwealth.

Secretary Galvin's office announced Friday that the 2018 State Election set a record for voter turnout, and saw more voters cast ballots in a midterm election than ever before in Massachusetts history.

Galvin's office said 2.7 million people participated in the election, beating his prediction of 2.4 million.

That number will continue to rise as election officials are still counting provisional, military, and overseas ballots.

Copyright 2018 Western Mass News (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. 

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.