On Tuesday, Boston residents will narrow their candidates in the city’s groundbreaking 2021 mayoral campaign.
It has been nearly a year since the first mayoral candidate announced his candidacy. The city’s primary election will determine which two candidates will advance to the November 2 general election.
Not only that, voters will also select the 17 candidates from the four general city councils in Boston into eight candidates, and set up a head-to-head final for several district city council seats.
Remember: if you line up at the end of the voting at 8pm, you are still required by law to vote.
If you are a Boston resident, just enter your address online here to find your voting location.
You can also view the complete list of polling stations for each of Boston’s 255 districts here.
The voting locations in most constituencies are the same as those in the last election, although nine constituencies have new locations this year:
Dorchester: Ward 16, Precinct 8 and Precinct 9: Adams Street Branch Library, 690 Adams St. Dorchester
However, you can still deliver it to one of the city’s 20 ballot boxes, which are open 7 days a week until 8pm on Tuesday evening.
If you have not returned the mailed ballot or are worried that the mailed ballot will be delivered in time, you can also choose to vote in person (you can also track the status of the ballot to see if it has been received online).
Those who bring the mailed ballot to the voting location will be instructed to vote in person, and the voting staff will help them discard the mailed ballot when they vote in person.
Sorry not. The voter registration deadline in Massachusetts is last month (you can check your registration status online).
However, you still have enough time (until October 13) to register before the decisive November 2nd general election.
In addition, if you have moved to Boston since the last election but have not updated your voter registration address, you can still vote-but you must vote at the old polling station (then you should update your information so that you can vote) The correct district in future elections).
However, if you are from another city (or moved out from Boston) and you have not updated your registration status, you cannot vote in that city.
Tuesday’s election is a non-partisan preliminary election-which means that, unlike the primary election, anyone can vote in the primary election, regardless of whether their party participates.
All five candidates recently met with Boston.com for an extensive, hour-long interview about their platform and vision for Boston, from housing to police reform to education (and their favorite Dunkin’ order). Last week, they also participated in two back-to-back debates and participated in dozens of candidate forums.
Recent public opinion surveys show that Wu is far ahead, with Campbell, Ethiopian George and Jenny almost tied for second place.
The mayor’s election also means that the Boston City Council will undergo a historic change this year. The candidate for mayor will vacate four seats and another city councillor will retire.
There are 17 candidates on the ballot, including current MPs Michael Flahti and Julia Mega, vying for four general seats in the agency. Nearly all of them recently completed Boston.com Q&A’s on why they’re running and their priorities if elected (and, yes, also their Dunkin’ orders).
Campbell’s 4th district seat and Janey’s 7th district seat also have open city council elections. Read the Bay State Banner and Dorchester Reporter for more reports on these races.
In addition to Boston’s regulations on wearing masks indoors, the city’s election department has also equipped polling staff with masks, face masks, gloves, disinfectant wipes, disinfectant sprays and hand sanitizers. Officials say that frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned every three to four hours.
Voters waiting in line will also be instructed to keep six feet away from others and wear masks. Voters who may not have a mask will be provided with masks, and everyone is encouraged to wash their hands before voting (they will also be instructed to dry their hands before voting to prevent wet ballots from damaging the voting machine, officials said).
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Post time: Sep-15-2021