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October 27, 2012

City sees drop in registered voters

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Notably, Amesbury had a turnout rate of 70 percent, which was well above the national turnout rate of 63 percent.

Recent data collected by RealClearPolitics.com indicated that Obama is currently leading Mitt Romney 56 percent to 40 percent in Massachusetts.

As for the U.S. Senate race between Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown, the unenrolled voters will likely be the ones to determine which way Amesbury goes. Brown dominated Amesbury in 2010 with 57 percent of the vote, but recent RCP data indicates that Warren has opened up a five point lead (50 percent to 45 percent) over Brown after the two spent much of the last several months locked in a neck and neck race.

Similarly, the unenrolled voters will likely decide the 6th Congressional District race between Democratic incumbent John Tierney and Republican challenger Richard Tisei as well.

The most recent Boston Globe poll showed Tisei ahead of Tierney 37 percent to 31 percent, with over 30 percent of voters still undecided. Both candidates have a sizeable presence in Amesbury; several prominent Tisei signs can be seen across town, and recently a big Tierney sign popped up on Elm Street.

Voters are reminded that polling will be conducted at the Amesbury High School this election instead of City Hall to better accommodate what is expected to be a huge voter turnout. The election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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