City of Boston launches early voting website, announces schedule
September 19, 2016
BOSTON - Monday, September 19, 2016 - Boston election officials today launched the "Vote Early Boston" website which provides voters with important information about the City of Boston's new early voting initiative. "Vote Early Boston" begins Monday, October 24, and runs through Friday, November 4. During that time, registered voters will be able to cast their ballots for the November 8 Election.
"Ensuring all Boston voters are able to vote conveniently, and on their own schedule, is paramount to ensuring voter turnout," said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. "Voting is core to our democracy, and I encourage Boston voters to take advantage of all the resources the City provides during this election season."
"We expect that the 'Vote Early Boston' website will serve as an important resource for all voters interested in casting their ballots during the early voting period," said Boston Elections Chairman Dion Irish. "Early voting polling locations will be open at City Hall and throughout the nine city council districts allowing voters to vote at the most convenient location and times."
Voters may also request an early voting ballot by mail, and may return them in person at City Hall or by mail. Unlike Absentee Voting, an explanation is no longer needed to vote early. Any Boston voter who wishes to vote early may.
During the early voting period, City Hall will be Boston's main early voting site, with voting daily during normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). City Hall will also be open on five evenings for early voting.
Polling locations will also be available throughout the city on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, during the early voting period. Those locations will be open from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. On Saturday October 29, there will be nine early voting locations open simultaneously in each city council district from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.
For a full schedule, voters are encouraged to visit the "Vote Early Boston" webpage.