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City of Boston's Elections department reminds voters absentee ballot deadline approaching


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The City of Boston's Election Department is reminding all voters that the deadline to complete and submit an Absentee Ballot Application is September 4, 2015 by 5:00 PM. Absentee Voters are required to fill out a new application each calendar year. Applications may be obtained by calling the Election Department at 617-635-3767, and are available online: If a voter is unsure as to whether or not an absentee ballot request is up-to-date, he or she should contact the Department. All voters are urged to file their applications as soon as possible in order to expedite the mailing of the actual absentee ballots.   

Absentee ballots are also available for those who wish to vote in person at the Election Department, located in Room 241, at Boston City Hall. For students who are registered to vote in Boston and are attending school elsewhere, the City encourages them to use Absentee Ballots to participate in the Preliminary Municipal Election and November's General Election. Elderly voters who can no longer make it to the polls should consider this option as well. For voters who have any questions about absentee ballots, please call 617-635-2211. For all other concerns call 617-635-3767.

This year, there will be Preliminary Elections held in City Council District 4 and City Council District 7 only on Tuesday, September 8. Polls will be open from 7AM - 8PM.