The State Primary election is on our doorstep, and New Bedford Election Commissioner Maria Tomasia is predicting a healthy voter turnout.

Maria says about 22% of the city's registered 51,997 voters will head to the polls Thursday.

Maria is basing her prediction on the number of absentee ballots she's already received.

Maria says the highly contested races in the Southcoast will draw out a sizeable voting crowd.

On the ballot, the new 9th Congressional District race between Congressman Bill Keating and District Attorney Sam Sutter.

South End voters in Precincts 6A and 6B will return to the Hazelwood Senior Center to cast their ballots, and near North End voters will vote at the Tabor Mills instead of the Global Learning Charter School.

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