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We direct all municipal, state, and federal elections within Boston. We also register voters, conduct an annual listing of Boston residents, and educate the public on the importance of voting.

Our department ensures that elections are properly managed and conducted in accordance with City, state, and federal laws.

fill out the online annual census

We maintain the integrity of our voting records by conducting an annual census in Boston. The information also provides the basis for the jury list given to the state courts each year.

complete the census

1 City Hall Square, Room 241
Boston, MA 02201
United States
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

News and Announcements

Latest news
Election Department certifies candidates for Municipal Election
Jun 5

Election Department certifies candidates for Municipal Election

The Zakim Bridge as seen from Charlestown
Feb 15

Elections Department raises awareness about City’s Annual Census

Mayor Martin J. Walsh
Nov 9

Mayor Walsh issues statements on ballot questions 2 and 5

Mayor's Office
Photo of 'I Voted' buttons
Nov 7

City announces preparations for general election, early voting stats

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