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GETTING INVOLVED

GETTING INVOLVED
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GETTING INVOLVED

Last updated 7/15/16

From voting to planting at a community garden, there are dozens of ways to get involved and better your community. 

VOTE

Contact: Elections

The best way to have your voice heard in government is to actively vote.

REGISTER TO VOTE

Register to vote in upcoming Massachusetts elections, or make changes to your party enrollment, name, address, and more.

WHERE TO VOTE

Enter your residential address and a city or town in Massachusetts to find your polling location.

BECOME A POLL WORKER

Apply to become an Election Officer. Officers staff the City’s 255 precincts on Election Day to make sure all eligible voters can exercise their right to vote.

CITY COUNCIL

CITY COUNCIL

Attend a meeting and find out how government works first-hand

Meetings are held at Boston City Hall. You can also watch live online.

Learn more

GIVE FEEDBACK

Contact: BOS:311

The City's initiatives are stronger with input from the community. 

GO BOSTON 2030

Since January 2015, the City has been collecting feedback from residents to shape our long-term transportation process.

Imagine Boston 2030

Learn about the first citywide plan in 50 years. Community engagement will be an integral part of every project phase.

BOSTON CREATES

Boston Creates is a community-wide effort to harness the creativity of Boston and build a shared vision for arts and culture. 

SPARKBOSTON

SPARK BOSTON

Advise us on what matters to you

SPARK Boston is made up of engaged and active young adults who want Boston to be the best place possible for 20-34 year olds.

Learn more

VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEER
LOVE YOUR BLOCK
LOVE YOUR BLOCK

Apply for mini-grants for neighborhood improvement projects in East Boston and Hyde Park.

COMMUNITY GARDEN
COMMUNITY GARDENS

Neighborhoods across the City boast community gardens and plots of every size.

CRIME WATCH
NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME WATCH

Address problems across the City through partnerships with police and other agencies.

Boston Shines

BOSTON SHINES

Join our annual springtime clean-up event 

Make our neighborhoods more beautiful by helping us plant flowers, sweep, rake, and pick up trash.

Learn more

REPORT ISSUES TO 311

Contact: BOS:311

Be an advocate for your neighborhood. Report potholes, street light outages, and more using the BOS:311 app or by dialing 3-1-1. We are always here to help.

Contact 311

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