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Feb. 12 last day to register to vote in primary elections

WESTFIELD – Feb. 12 is the last day to register to vote or change political parties for the March 3 Presidential Primary and Special State Primary.

The City Clerk’s office, second floor, City Hall, will be open for voter registration from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., or people may register online until midnight at
Assistant Clerk Donna Roy said there will be separate ballots for each party on March 3; one for presidential candidate preference, and one for the state Senate seat formerly held by Mayor Donald F. Humason, Jr.
Unenrolled voters may choose which party to vote in the primary election. Voters who are registered in a party, must vote on that party’s ballot.
The list of names running for president is long and includes those who have dropped out since qualified to be on the Massachusetts primary ballot.
There are only two candidates for the Special State Primary – John Velis on the Democratic ballot, and John Cain on the Republican.
Voting for both March 3 elections will be held at polling locations from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Early voting for the March 3 elections will begin on Monday, Feb. 24 until Friday, Feb. 28 at the City Hall, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, with extended hours on Thursday, Feb. 27 to 8 p.m. only. The State Election for the senate seat is March 31.
For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office at 413 572-6266, or go online to the city website at

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