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Mayoral campaigns set to pounce for signature drive

Boston voters, beware: Clipboard-­toting mobs are ­expected to stake out polling places Tuesday, not for the ­Senate primary at hand, but to collect signatures for mayoral candidates seeking a spot on the fall ballot.

It promises to be a maelstrom of democracy, triggered by chance. The Senate primary happens to fall on the same day would-be mayors can start the scramble for signatures.

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