Hoping To Boost Voter Turnout, Springfield To Make Robocalls

Nov 5, 2017

Credit WAMC

A city in western Massachusetts is taking a step to encourage people to vote Tuesday.

Springfield Election Commissioner Gladys Oyola said a citywide robocall will be made on election eve with a message she has recorded in both English and Spanish. 

It is a reminder that Tuesday is Election Day. The message includes the hours polls will be open and a phone number people can call if they have questions about voting.

"It  is a pretty simple and effective way to reach the most people possible," said Oyola.

Springfield has the highest number of registered voters in its history – more than 106,000 –

but turnout for the September preliminary was a record low 5.39 percent.