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City of Boston shares preparations for tomorrow's Presidential Primary

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Polling locations in the City will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The City of Boston Election Department is reminding residents about its preparations ahead of tomorrow's presidential primary. Polling locations around the City will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Individuals can check their voter status and voting location here. Registered voters in wards 17 and 21 are encouraged to check the polling location changes below.  

Ballots have been printed for Boston's 413,710 registered voters. Early voting took place from Monday, February 24, through Friday, February 28, 2020 and more than 13,000 Boston voters voted early at City Hall and several satellite locations across the city. On Election Day, the languages available at the polls and/or using a translator phone bank will be: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, Cape Verdean and Haitian Creole.

Residents voting absentee by mail are advised that the completed ballot must be received by the Election Department by 8:00 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3, 2020 to be counted. 

Due to ongoing construction on several municipal buildings, there are three polling location changes for tomorrow's presidential primary. Voters should be advised that the BCYF Roslindale Community Center will continue to serve as the polling location for Ward 19, Precincts 10 and 13. The voting room in this location has been relocated to the first floor of the community center. 

Active and inactive voters affected by the polling location changes below have been notified by First-Class Mail: 

Ward/Precinct Previous Location New Location
Ward 17, Precincts 1 and 3

Codman Sq. Tech Center

450 Washington Street

Dorchester

Roxbury Prep Lucy Stone Campus

22 Regina Road

Dorchester

Ward 21, Precinct 2

Boston University

Student Lounge Room 144

Cummington Mall

Fenway/Kenmore

Boston University

Life Science and Engineering Building

24 Cummington Mall

Fenway/Kenmore

To help boost civic engagement, residents are encouraged to use hashtag #BostonVotes on social media platforms with photos of "I voted" stickers.

Unofficial election results will be posted online at boston.gov/elections after the polls close at 8 p.m. Updates on turnout will be provided periodically via Twitter: @BostonElections, and the City of Boston Elections Department's Facebook account.

Media Guidelines

Members of the media are reminded that certain rules must be followed in order to ensure a smooth voting process for voters.

  • Interviews of voters are not allowed inside polling locations and must be done at least 150 feet away.

  • Interviews with election officers at the polling locations are not allowed. Interview requests for the Election Department must be directed through the Press Office at (617) 635-4461.

  • Photos and b-roll shots will be allowed under the supervision of each poll's warden

    • Photographers are reminded that zooming in on voter ballots and shots over the shoulders of voters will not be allowed - please respect every voter's right to a private ballot.

    • The City of Boston Election Department will also be available for b-roll shots starting at 7:30 a.m.

    • The unofficial election results will be posted online at boston.gov after the polls close at 8:00 p.m.

    • Updates will be provided periodically via our Facebook and Twitter account: @BostonElections

    • Please do not call the Election Department for results: you will only be referred to the website.

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