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Preparations for September 24, 2019 Preliminary Municipal Election announced


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Deadline for registration is September 4, absentee voting ongoing

BOSTON - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - In preparation for the September 24th Preliminary Municipal Election, the City of Boston Election Department is reminding residents that Wednesday, September 4, 2019 is the last day to register to vote and update voting addresses or party affiliations.

Individuals can register to vote either in person (until 8:00 p.m.) at City Hall's Boston Election Department in room 241, by mail, online (by 11:59 p.m.) or through the Registry of Motor Vehicles. To be qualified to register to vote, an individual must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen. 

The September 24th Preliminary Municipal Election will include candidates who are running for City Councilor At-Large and City Councilor seats for districts five, seven, eight and nine. 

Absentee applications and voting absentee in person are available until September 23, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. in the Elections Department at City Hall. This can be completed on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There are also three weekend sessions available on September 7, 14, and 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Absentee ballots are available in Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese. 

Polling locations will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day on September 24, 2019. Language assistance will be available on Election Day by poll workers in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Russian and Portuguese. Poll workers are needed for the coming elections. If interested, apply here

Polling locations can be found here. Due to construction of various city buildings, there are four changes this cycle:




Ward 16, Precinct 8

Adams Street Branch Library

690 Adams Street


All Saints Parish

209 Ashmont Street


Ward 19, Precincts 10 and 13

Roslindale Branch Library

4238 Washington Street


Roslindale Community Center

6 Cummins Highway


Ward 1, Precinct 14

Curtis Guild Elementary School

5 Ashley Street

East Boston

Orient Heights Community Building

38 Vallar Road

East Boston

Ward 9, Precinct 4

Madison Park Complex

Haynes Community Room

735 Shawmut Avenue


Dewitt Center

122 Dewitt Drive



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