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Yawu Miller is the former senior editor of the Bay State Banner. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1990 and has written for the Banner since 1988.... VIEW BIO
Voter turnout just under 9 percent

Voter turnout is now up to 8.8 percent. So far, 33,678 people have turned out.

In Roxbury’s Ward 12, 1,020 of the 11,683 voters have voted (8.7 percent).

Let’s see how the various campaigns’ get-out-the-vote efforts improve on the numbers.

Here’s more information on voting, courtesy of the Mayor’s Press Office:

The City of Boston has well over the number of ballots to satisfy each of the more than 380,000 registered voters eligible to participate. Of the over 1,600 election officers working the polls, over 400 are fluent in second languages. Boston has a total of 255 precincts at over 150 polling locations.

All precincts will have English/Spanish ballots. English/Chinese and English/Vietnamese ballots will be available in precincts where the population requires them. Interpreters will be available to assist voters in Chinese (both Mandarin and Cantonese dialects), Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean and Russian as well as a number of other languages, at locations across the City.

Inquiries regarding voter status made by email to the Boston Election Department should include the voter’s name, date of birth, and any associated residential addresses to ensure timely responses. The email address for the Boston Election Department is and the telephone number is 617-635-3767.

For more information about the election, go to: To find out where you vote, click on “Voter Registration Search.” Voters who are listed inactive because they have moved to a new address within Boston should return to the polling location of their last registered address in order to vote. For voters outside Boston, the Secretary of the Commonwealth also provides a voter registration search

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