BOSTON, MA ― From Acton to Andover, voters packed the polls during last month’s special election to replace the late-Sen. Edward Kennedy. Election officials reported record turnout in a race that resulted in the stunning victory of Republican Scott Brown over Democrat Martha Coakley.
But in Chelsea, Lawrence and New Bedford, cities with sizable Latino populations that have traditionally voted Democratic, turnout was low. Some residents said they didn’t know — or didn’t care — an election was going on given the lack of signs and campaign visits to their cities. To read the full story click here.