Secretary of State moves September primaries to a Thursday this year
At the end of an interesting look at the life of a Massachusetts poll worker in a presidential primary, Mike Ball reports:
Another oddment that voters don’t know yet is that the September primary election will almost certainly not be on the logical second Tuesday. Because Labor Day is the previous week and many travel before or even during that time, the second Tuesday is the normal one. However, this year, it would be 9/11, a date fraught with history and emotion.
We heard yesterday that Secretary William Galvin thinks voting on that anniversary would be inappropriate. Our trainer disagrees. He believes the patriotism roused on that day would inspire better turnout. He, however, was resigned.
Sure, enough, a page on the Secretary of State's Web site lists Thursday, Sept. 6 as this year's primary date.