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Deadline to request absentee ballots for Sept. 4 primary is 5 p.m. Friday

State and federal election primaries will be held Tuesday, Sept. 4.
State and federal election primaries will be held Tuesday, Sept. 4.(GLOBE Staff/FILE 2012)

Massachusetts voters have until 5 p.m. Friday to request an absentee ballot for Tuesday’s state and federal primary election, Secretary of State William Galvin said.

To find out where your polling place is, visit www.WhereDoIVoteMA.com.

The races on the ballot include federal positions in the House of Representatives and Senate, and state offices such as governor, secretary of state, state Senate, and state House.

Galvin said that of the 4,493,007 eligible voters in the state, 33 percent are registered as Democrats, 10 percent are registered Republicans, and less than 1 percent are registered as Libertarians.

Independents make up 55 percent of registered voters — the highest portion of registered voters.

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For more information, call the Elections Division at 800- 462-8683 or visit the secretary’s website at www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/.


Cynthia Fernandez can be reached at cynthia.fernandez@globe.com.