Last Day to Register
to Vote for Preliminary Election is September 7
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Board of Election Commissioners reminds
prospective new voters, and current voters who have moved, that the
last day to register, or change your voting address, for the
September 27 Preliminary Municipal Election is Wednesday, September
There will be Preliminary Elections in City Council Districts Two,
Three, and Seven. There will be no Preliminary Election for City
Council At-Large or in the other six districts. All candidates for
the four At-Large seats will appear on the November 8 ballot, as
will all candidates in the remaining districts.
The three Districts holding Preliminary Elections include the
following neighborhoods: Bay Village, Chinatown, South Boston
(including Seaport), South End, Leather District, and parts of
Downtown. Also included are Dorchester and Roxbury, as well as part
of the Fenway. If you are unsure if there is a Preliminary Election
in your District, please contact the Boston Election Department. A
list of candidates can be found on the website: www.cityofboston.gov/elections.
Voting in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including Boston, is
address-based. Voters can make sure that their voting information is
current by checking online at www.cityofboston.gov/elections and
clicking on the “Voter Registration Search” link. In order to
participate in the District Preliminary Elections, a voter must be
registered in the appropriate district.
If you are currently registered to vote in the City of Boston, but
are at a new address: Write a brief note, giving your full name,
date of birth, old voting address, and new voting address, as well
as a means of contact (telephone number or e-mail address). Sign the
note, and mail to: Boston Election Department; Room 241, Boston City
Hall; Boston, MA 02201. You may also download a new voter
registration form from the website, and use it to change your
If you are currently registered in Massachusetts, but not in Boston:
You must re-register to vote. Download a National Voter Registration
form from www.cityofboston.gov/elections or call 617-635-3767, and a
new form will be sent to you.
All new voter registration forms or address changes must be
postmarked no later than September 7 in order to be recognized for
the Preliminary Election.
The Boston Election Department in Room 241 at Boston City Hall will
be open until 8PM for those who wish to register or make changes in
person on September 7. After 5PM, please enter City Hall from the
Congress Street side, opposite Faneuil Hall.
For more information, contact 617-635-3767 or visit the website
Source: City of Boston Election Department, August