Worcester voter turnout is lagging

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What do Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, Lawrence, Newton, Taunton, Quincy, Somerville, Revere, Lynn and Pittsfield all have in common?

They are cities that had better voter turnouts in Tuesday’s state election than Worcester. While voter turnout in Worcester was 35.5 percent, it was 41.8 percent in Boston, 36.5 percent in Lowell, 35.8 percent in Lawrence, 59 percent in Newton, 46 percent in Taunton, 44.3 percent in Quincy, 47.8 percent in Somerville, 44 percent in Revere and Cambridge, 42 percent in Lynn and 40 percent in Pittsfield.

Meanwhile, Springfield (33 percent), Fall River (34 percent) and New Bedford (32 percent) were among those few cities that had lower voter turnout figures than Worcester.

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