Election Department

The Election Department conducts all municipal, state, and federal elections within the City of Boston. The Department ensures that elections are properly managed and conducted in accordance with City, state, and federal laws. The Department also handles the registration of voters, proper maintenance of voters' status and manages the annual listing of Boston residents age 17 and over.


For all those who are able to vote on April 12th, 2016 in the Special State Primary for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex Senate District POLLING LOCATIONS WILL BE OPEN FROM 7am until 8pm. Please call the Boston Election Department at 617-635-3767 if you have any additional questions.


Upcoming Elections:

  • Special State Election: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

  • State Primary: Thursday, September 8, 2016

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • Voter Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

  • Absentee Ballot Application and Voting Deadline: Monday, May 9, 2016 at 12 Noon


Polling Locations for May 10,2016

April 12, 2016 - Special State Primary

2016 Election Calendar

Special State Election Calendar 2016

List of Addresses re-assigned due to the 1992 Legislation

Secretary Of State Election Division

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    The Board of Election Commissioners meets in the conference room of the Election Department (Room 241, Boston City Hall). The board meetings are open to the public. Check the calendar for the next scheduled meeting.

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