Ahead of next week’s primary in Massachusetts, the state’s top election official has put out some voter demographics. WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin says 4.1 million people are registered to vote in the September 6th primary. The majority, 53 percent are un-enrolled in any political party. 35 percent are Democrats and 11 percent are Republicans. Barnstable County on Cape Cod has the highest percentage of registered Republicans, 16 percent. While Suffolk County…which includes the city of Boston..has the highest percentage of Democratic voters, nearly 54 percent. There are no statewide contests in next week’s primary. But there are primaries involving candidates for congress, governor’s councilor, court clerkships, and seats in the state legislature.