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Boston To Lock Ballot Boxes On Halloween Night Due To Security Concerns

CBS Boston logoCBS Boston 10/31/2020 Syndicated Local – CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — Ballot dropboxes in Boston will be locked as of 5 p.m. on Saturday night. The city is closing the boxes on Halloween night due to security concerns.

The boxes will be emptied before they are locked and then reopened again on Sunday.

Secretary of State William Galvin told election officials to either monitor boxes or lock them until Sunday “to avoid any Halloween pranks.”

Some ballots inside the Copley Square dropbox were damaged after a fire was set there Sunday. Police said Worldy Armand, 39, of Boston, lit a fire inside the dropbox around 4 a.m.. He was charged with willful and malicious burning.

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