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Last updated: 4/2/19

Boston Elections Commission

Oversees the conduct of elections in the City of Boston, in accordance with all relevant federal, state and municipal laws. In its capacity as the Boston Listing Board, chaired by the Boston Police Commissioner, the Board also conducts the Annual Listing of Boston residents.

The City of Boston has a variety of boards and commissions. Each work with internal departments and the public to serve the City.

Each board or commission has a specific number of members. Members go through an application process to ensure they have the expertise and passion for serving. Active members may become holdovers if their official term is up, but there is no new applicant to take their place.

Serving on a board or commission is one of the most impactful ways Bostonians can become active in their community. Read our guide if you are interested in applying.  

Contact Information
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Historical records

The City of Boston Archives has historical Election Commission minutes:

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Commission information

Department:
Authority:
City
Term:
4 years
Stipend:
$0.00
Total Seats:
4

Current members

Member Appointed Expires Status
Shawn Burke 6/5/2019 3/31/2023 Active
Eneida Tavares 6/10/2019 Active
Ellen Rooney 6/5/2019 3/31/2021 Active
Kyron A. Owens 6/12/2014 3/31/2016 Holdover
Edwyn Shoemaker 6/5/2019 3/31/2020 Active