As the deadline for registering to vote nears, some Massachusetts city and town clerks say they have seen an increase, especially among young people. Election offices will be open until 8 p.m. Wednesday to allow ample time for last-minute registrations — and people have been coming in by the hundreds, a Boston election official said. “We’re swamped,” said Gerry Cuddyer, chairwoman of the Board of Election Commissioners in Boston. “It’s wonderful from our perspective.”
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