‘Steady’ Turnout and a Little Confusion in Leominster Slots Vote

While Boston went to the polls to narrow their field of mayoral contenders, other pockets of Massachusetts also cast ballots Tuesday.

In Worcester County, Leominster residents are weighing a proposal to build a slots casino in the city. City Clerk Lynn Bouchard said Tuesday afternoon that turnout had been pretty good.

“I’d characterize is as steady,” Bouchard said.

Steady, she said, with no huge problems, although some residents were confused.

“Thinking because they are taxpayers the can vote in this election and don’t have to be a registered voter,” Bouchard said.

Even on casino ballot questions, registration is a must,

If the referendum is approved, Leominster will compete with Raynham and Plainville to host the state’s only slots parlor. 

Also Tuesday, in Western Massachusetts, two wards in Pittsfield and one in Westfield have preliminary elections for city council seats.