Braintree Voters Praise Town's Handling Of Election

Jimmy Bentley
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BRAINTREE, MA — Braintree voters praised the city's conduct of the 2020 presidential election, in response to a callout from Patch.

Voters in town said that it was easy and quick, with no challenges.

Massachusetts expanded voting methods in 2020 in response to the coronavirus, allowing two weeks of early voting and giving all voters the option of voting by mail, without an excuse. New procedures were also put in place for in-person voting, including additional cleaning, to reduce the risk of the virus.

Voters said in-person voting was quick and convenient, despite the new procedures.

"Easy peasy!" Regina Sullivan said. "I arrived around 8:10am at the middle school on Peach St. Different location for me but not too far. Busy, but not crowded. Short line to direct newbies to their polling line. Plenty of poll workers. I was in and out in under 10 minutes with my 'I voted' sticker in hand."

"My polling place was at South Middle School in Braintree this (Tuesday) morning," Joanne Troup said. "Extremely well organized and efficient. Impressed and appreciative!"

The town beat its 2016 turnout by over 1,100 votes, with more than 78 percent of registered voters casting ballots. Braintree voters backed Democrats up and down the ballot, pulling the lever for former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Ed Markey, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch and state Rep. Mark Cusack.

This article originally appeared on the Braintree Patch