For John, BLUF: Yes, there is cheating, but probably not so much in Lowell. Nothing to see here; just move along.
People cheat, especially if they think cheating is free. Just look at the folks speeding on Interstate 495.
This item out of National Review talks to cheating at polling places.
The article even includes a plug for Professor Larry Sabato's 1996 book, Dirty Little Secrets.
Frankly, aside from a few rumors, Lowell sees to be pretty clean election-wise. I can't say the same thing for Lawrence. Maybe next year will be better.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff