Heavy early voting, mail-in ballots kickoff elections

Early voters wait to cast their ballots at Everett City Hall October 18, 2020. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

“I’m expecting a very large vote.” – City Clerk Sergio Cornelio


With just two weeks to go before the presidential election, City Clerk Sergio Cornelio is predicting one of the largest votes ever in Everett’s history.

More than 16,000 will likely cast a ballot one way or another,” Cornelio told the Leader Herald Tuesday morning.

To date, more than 7,000 mail ballots have been processed.

During the first three day of early voting at city hall, more than 700 cast votes in what is easily one of the most contentious and hard-fought presidential elections in re- cent history.

All votes that are cast, either by mail or in person, will be logged in to prevent fraud.

City Clerk Sergio Cornelio greets early voters at City Hall on October 18, 2020 in Everett, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

However, none of the early votes or mail-ins will be counted until Election Day.

The individual votes will be dispersed to the various wards where the voters live and be counted there with the use of the voting machines when the polls close on Election eve.

Cornelio believes mail-ins and early voting will account for more than 10,000 of the total votes when all is said and done.

In other words, the Election might well be decided by mail-in votes and early votes which tends to invalidate all the last-minute campaigning.

Everett has approximately 22,000.

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