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Looking back as we prepare,
Mass. 2022 midterm: Why did the poorest communities have a low voter turnout?
Democratic Massachusetts Governor Elect Maura Healey (R) and Lieutenant Governor nominee Kim Driscoll (L) celebrate victory during a watch party at the Copley Plaza hotel on election night in Boston, Massachusetts on November 8, 2022. (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)AFP via Getty Imagesent
A little over half of Massachusetts residents voted in the 2022 midterm election, but in the state’s poorest municipalities, voter turnout was well below the state average. In cities with high poverty rates like Lynn, New Bedford, and Lawrence, no more than 35% of voters cast their vote in the midterm election. Meanwhile, in wealthy communities like Eastham, Carlisle, and Mount Washington over 70% of registered voters turned out to the polls.
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