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Election

COVID-19-update: Our office is open, but with reduced staff. In-person meetings are for critical needs only. Please use our online appointment application. For questions, please call 617-635-8683, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (hours subject to change), or email election@boston.gov. For details on nomination papers, review our COVID-19 update page.

Our department directs all municipal, state, and federal elections within Boston. As part of our work, we also register voters, conduct an annual census, and educate the public on voting.

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1 City Hall Square, Room 241
Boston, MA 02201
Temporary COVID-19 hours
City Hall is only open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Important 2020 election dates

  • Saturday, August 22, at 8 p.m.: Voter registration deadline
  • Saturday, August 22, through Friday, August 28: Early voting period
  • Wednesday, August 26: Deadline for requesting vote-by-mail ballot
  • Monday, August 31, at 12 p.m.: Deadline for in-person absentee voting
  • Tuesday, September 1: State Primaries

 

  • Saturday, October 24, at 8 p.m.: Voter registration deadline
  • Saturday, October 17, through, Friday, October 30: Early voting period
  • Wednesday, October 28: Deadline for requesting vote-by-mail ballot
  • Monday, November 2, at 12 p.m.: Deadline for in-person absentee voting
  • Tuesday, November 3: Presidential Election

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Early voting locations in Boston for 2020 primaries

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Election Department reminds residents of important 2020 election dates

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Election Department seeking Election Day poll workers

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Guide to voting in Boston

Get information on your voting location, election results, and more. 

Voting in Boston