Strong turnout predicted for Super Tuesday in MA

A member of the audience keeps a sticker in his beard as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets members of the audience after speaks at a rally at Valdosta State University in Valdosta Ga. Monday Feb. 29 2016

Driven by a bitter, crude, and heavily publicized Republican race, MA could see the highest presidential primary voter turnout in the history of Commonwealth on Tuesday - even exceeding the 1.8 million people who voted in the 2008 presidential primary, according to longtime Secretary of State William F. Galvin.

On Tuesday, March 1, MA voters have a chance to pick the candidates that best represent their party.

Galvin, a Democrat, predicts votes in the Republican primary could surpass the 502,000 cast in 2008, but says there could be fewer Democratic voters than the 1.26 million in 2008. "This is kind of world wrestling". There are almost 4,000 unenrolled voters in Southwick as well, and political experts say those voters could have a big affect on the election this year.

Galvin also foresees a solid turnout for Tuesday's Democratic primary between former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont U.S. Sen.

"I think some of that buzz comes from the fact that people on both sides of the aisle are certainly disappointed with the current direction of the country and maybe politicians in general and want a real change", Bronson said.

In Massachusetts there more than 4 million registered voters.

Trump led the Republican field in the latest Suffolk poll released over the weekend with 43 percent to Florida Sen.

"In Massachusetts, unlike in some states, Democrats can't vote in a Republican primary". More than half, about 53 percent, of MA voters are unenrolled.

The Libertarian party recognizes 12 candidates in the 2016 presidential race, and chooses a nominee for the party in May. MA has open primaries, meaning all registered voters can go to the polls, regardless of party affiliation.

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