Boston (CNN) - The state secretary of state's office tells CNN there continues to be a steady turnout for Tuesday's election.
"Turnout has been pretty good," said Brian McNiff, a spokesman for the office.
The noon report from Boston showed 55,309 voting so far - a number that is just 3,000 under the turnout for the 2006 midterm election.
There were predictions of low turnout because of the time of year of the election is being held and the wintry weather.
The secretary of state's office had predicted a turnout in the range of 1.6-2.2 million, and McNiff says the numners today appear to be falling within that estimate.