Oversees the conduct of elections in the City of Boston, in accordance with all relevant federal, state, and municipal laws. In its capacity as the Boston Listing Board, chaired by the Boston Police Commissioner, the Board also conducts the Annual Listing of Boston residents.
Basic City Services
St. 1913, Chapter 835, Section 78
The Election Department of Boston shall be under the charge of a board of election commissioners consisting of four citizens and voters of Boston who shall be appointed by the Mayor; and Chapter 486 of the Acts of 1909, and all other acts relating to departments of Boston, or the officers and employees thereof, not inconsistent herewith, shall be applicable to said department and the officers and employees thereof. The board shall be so selected that two members shall always belong to each of the two leading political parties; and one member shall annually be appointed for the term of four years, beginning with the first day of April in the year of his appointment. The Mayor shall annually, on or before the first day of April, designate one member as chairman for the year beginning with said day, and may, after notice and hearing, remove any member for cause. The chairman of the board shall receive an annual salary of four thousand dollars, and each of the other commissioners three thousand five hundred dollars, or such other salary as the City Council may be ordinance prescribe.
Third Thursday of the month
Room 241 - Boston City Hall, Boston MA 02201
|Shawn K. Burke||08/23/2010||03/31/2015||Active|
|This position is currently vacant.|
*Alternates/Maximum committee members and Ex Officio members may vary member count