Mayoral candidates in Boston, other cities make final push for votes

BOSTON — Monday marks the final push before Boston and other cities and towns across the state choose their next mayors.

Incumbent Mayor Marty Walsh and his challenger, City Councilor Tito Jackson, spent their final weekend crisscrossing the city of Boston making their closing arguments before voters head to the polls Tuesday.

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Walsh on Tuesday is hoping to secure a second, four-year term against Jackson. In September’s four-way Democratic primary, Walsh won by a large margin.

Observers said they expect a low voter turnout on Tuesday.

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The Boston Globe reports Secretary of State Bill Galvin predicted turnout could be as low as 90,000 voters, when is less than one in four eligible voters.

Both candidates shook a lot of hands over the weekend, and will likely do the same until polls close Tuesday night.

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Boston votes from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

And Boston isn’t the only city with big elections.

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Framingham will elect its first mayor after residents voted to adopt a city form of government. The candidates are Yvonne Spicer, an executive at Boston's Museum of Science, and former state Rep. John Stefanini.

In Lynn, state Sen. Thomas McGee is trying to unseat incumbent Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy.
City councilors Ruthanne Fuller and Scott Lennon are vying to succeed outgoing Newton Mayor Setti Warren, who's running for governor.

The Lawrence mayoral contest pits incumbent Daniel Rivera against former Mayor William Lantigua.

The Associated Press contributed to this report