It was a wait felt all around Boston. After approximately a quarter of the city’s voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s preliminary municipal election, it took City Hall 12 hours to tabulate results. The reason: 7,000 day-of votes received via drop boxes and mail slowed the process. It was the first time the city used the voting methods in a local election. Boston’s experience contrasted sharply with the statewide voting that occurred in California the same day. More than half of almost nine million ballots were counted there by 1 a.m., according to the New York Times. Between Tuesday and Wednesday morning, Boston processed a total of 108,181 votes. Sara Wintersmith, WGBH.
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