By Ashley Badgley, Watchdog.org special correspondent
Polls in District 15 in Dorchester are not getting the high voter turnout that other parts of the state are in the special election.
None of the seven polling places in the district are seeing a major increase as of early afternoon.
The Early Learning Center at 370 Columbia Road had only 154 ballots in the box as of 1:30 p.m. The warden, Linda Edge, said the voter turnout is not usually high at the polling place, but they have seen more people than usual.
“We have had rush time,” she said.
Edge said she does not know the total number of voters registered to her location, but it is more than 1,500.
At the John Marshall School at 35 Westville St., there was a very low voter turnout. As of 2:00 p.m., 99 people had voted, according to Warden Christine Caldwell.
The Vietnamese Aid Community Center at 42 Charles St. housed two precincts, Precinct 7 and 8.
At Precinct 7, there were 118 ballots cast and in Precinct 8, 113 votes were in at 2:15 p.m.
The Dorchester House at 1353 Dorchester Avenue had 165 votes in at 2:45 p.m., said polling place worker Dan Mullin. He said that number equals about 17 percent turnout for that precinct.
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