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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. We seek to get all eligible citizens registered to vote, and maintain the integrity of our voting records by conducting an annual census in Boston. The information compiled in the listing process also provides the basis for the jury list submitted to the state courts each year.

Check your Voter Status

Register to vote online

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

Important voting dates

Upcoming Deadlines:
  • Voter Registration Deadline: Friday, August 19, 2016
  • Absentee Ballot Application and Voting Deadline: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 12 p.m.
Upcoming Elections:
  • State Primary: Thursday, September 8, 2016

News and Announcements

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Jul 21

Mayor Walsh Announces Early Voting Locations for the November 8 Presidential Election

Mayor's Office
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Jun 9

City of Boston Elections Department Asks for Feedback on Early Voting Plan

Mayor's Office
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May 10

City of Boston Issues Reminder For Today's Special State Election For First Suffolk and...

Mayor's Office
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Apr 8

Mayor Walsh ensures access to early voting in Boston

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