Election dropboxes available now across the City of Boston
The Boston Election Department today announced dropboxes are now available around the city for Boston residents to vote by mail in the November 3 State Election. Registered voters can submit their vote-by-mail applications by October 28 and completed ballots by November 3 in one of the 17 dropboxes, available 24 hours a day starting today through 8 p.m. on Election Day. Voters may also return their completed ballots at any early voting location during the scheduled voting hours. If residents choose to return their ballots by mail, they must be postmarked by November 3 and received by the Election Department by November 6 to be counted. As a reminder, the last day to register to vote in the November 3 State Election is October 24.
The November 3 State Election includes the following races: Senator in Congress, Representative in Congress, Governor's Councillors, Senator in General Court, Representative in General Court, Register of Probate, and Office of the President of the United States. In addition to the races, there are two ballot questions: Law Proposed by Initiative Petition Motor Vehicle Mechanical Data & Law Proposed by Initiative Petition Ranked-Choice Voting, and two public policy questions in State Representative Districts 11, 15, 17 and 18.
Massachusetts voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot online or by completing this form and returning it to the City of Boston's Election Department, via mail, email, fax or by dropping it off in person by appointment at Boston City Hall room 241. Appointments can be made by calling 617-635-8386. Voters can then track their ballot request through trackmyballotMA.com. As of October 13, the Boston Election Department has mailed 112,000 ballots to voters who requested one and will continue to mail ballots for all applications as they arrive, until the application deadline of October 28.
Dropboxes are available 24 hours, seven days a week at the following locations:
- Boston City Hall, 1 City Hall Square, Boston (City Hall Plaza entrance, third floor)
- Boston City Hall, 1 City Hall Square, Boston (Congress Street entrance, first floor)
- East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library, 365 Bremen St, East Boston
- Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library, 179 Main St, Charlestown
- South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library, 646 East Broadway, South Boston
- Central Library of the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston
- Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library, 300 North Harvard St, Allston
- Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library, 40 Academy Hill Rd, Brighton
- Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library, 149 Dudley Street, Roxbury
- Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, 1520 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester
- Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain
- Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan
- West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library, 1961 Centre St, West Roxbury
- Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library, 35 Harvard Ave, Hyde Park
- Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library, 1497 Tremont St, Roxbury
- BCYF Menino, 125 Brookway Rd, Roslindale
- Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library, 41 Geneva Ave, Dorchester
Additionally, dropboxes will be available at each early voting location during the scheduled voting hours. Voters registered in Boston can vote in-person during the early voting period from Saturday, October 17 through Friday, October 30, 2020at any of the early voting sites. No excuse is required to vote early. Hours and locations for early voting can be found here.
Due to COVID-19, health and safety protocols during the early voting period and on Election Day will be implemented at polling locations. All poll workers will receive face shields, face masks, gloves, disinfectant wipes, disinfectant spray and hand sanitizer. Cleaning will take place at each site every two to three hours. Voters waiting in line will be instructed to stand six feet away from others and wear a face covering.Election Day
Voters are reminded there are 20 precinct polling location changes this cycle that can be found online. Polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Election Day on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Individuals can find their polling location for Election Day online.
For more information on how to participate in this year's elections, please visit boston.gov/election.