BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Secretary William Galvin is predicting a strong voter turnout in the primary race to fill Massachusetts' open 5th Congressional District seat.
Galvin said up to 120,000 Democrats and 20,000 Republicans could cast ballots Tuesday.
Galvin, the state's top election official, points to high voter interest, the amount of money spent on advertising and the relatively small size of the district.
There are seven Democrats and three Republicans vying for Sen. Edward Markey's former House seat.
The Democrats include Belmont state Sen. William Brownsberger, Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian (kuh-TOO'-zhen), Ashland state Sen. Karen Spilka, Melrose state Sen. Katherine Clark, Medford state Rep. Carl Sciortino (SHUR'-tee-noh), former Lexington School Committee member Martin Long and Stoneham resident Paul John Maisano.
The Republican candidates are Boston attorney Frank Addivinola, Holliston resident Michael Stopa and Framingham veteran Tom Tierney.