Although the results of the election are still unknown at the time of publication, what we do know is that voter turnout is looking good.
According to iBerkshires, former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris took Massachusetts with 67 percent of the vote. Ed Markey was successfully reelected with 67.7 percent. Both of these numbers were from the Associated Press with 60 percent of votes counted.
Voters approved expanding the state's right to repair law to give independent auto shops greater access to vehicle maintenance and repair data. More than 75 percent of voters were in favor of the “right to repair” expansion when the race was called with around 56 percent of districts reporting last night.
Locally many Berkshire County municipalities saw record-high voter turnout. In Clarksburg, the lines were at the door at 7 a.m. Poll workers had predicted some turnout numbers with the highest being 1,000 out of 1,200 the total registered voters an increase of 56 voters since the primary.
In North Adams voters were estimated at 83 percent turnout by late afternoon: 3,743 had been cast at St. Anthony's Parish Center and about 3,600 people had already voted early or by mailed ballot. North Adams has approximately 6,200 registered voters and had about 2,400-2,500 mail-in or early voting ballots.
In Pittsfield, polling locations were busy throughout the day, and the poll workers who had time to talk said everything has gone smoothly and turnout has been good. Berkshire County's largest city had a turnout of 72 percent, with 21,720 votes cast out of a possible 30,056.
Lenox had an 85 percent turnout with 3,321 ballots cast out of a total of 3,923 registered voters. Biden was the overwhelming favorite, taking 2,657 votes to Trump's 586 with 46 votes going to third parties.