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Door to Door annual listing underway

May 29, 2014


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The Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Boston advises all residents that the annual door-to-door listing of City residents is now underway, beginning in East Boston.   In following weeks, the teams will move into Charlestown, West Roxbury and the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods, before moving on to other neighborhoods later this summer.

The Election Department is required by Massachusetts law to conduct the annual listing (sometimes known as the ‘City Census’).    The information compiled in the listing process serves to preserve the integrity of the voting list, as well as provides the basis for the jury list submitted to the Commonwealth each year.    The information also updates important demographic information regarding the City’s population.

All Election Department listers will work in teams, and will be clearly identifiable by their distinctive orange mesh vests.  Each team member will also wear a photo identification badge issued by the City of Boston.   The listers will be confirming the residency of Bostonians ages 17 and over.  The teams will be working from 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday, weather permitting. 

If residents are not home when the listers visit, a door knocker will be left, providing both a telephone number (635-3767) and website information ( where the resident can update his or her information. If the online option is chosen, please submit a form for each household member, age 17 and older.

Residents are urged to update their information using the telephone number or the website before the listing team gets to your neighborhood, or to mail back the listing form.    Not only does this save our listers from making a home visit, Boston also saves time and money, and a more accurate listing results.

Stand up and be counted!  Respond to the annual listing today!