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.


Give back to your community! The Election Department encourages you to become an Election Officer for the City of Boston if you aren't already. Election Officers staff the city's 255 precincts on Election Day to ensure that all eligible voters can excercise their right to vote. Election Officers are paid a stipend! Apply using Poll Workers link. Please call the Boston Election Department at 617-635-3767 if you have any addittional questions.


Upcoming Elections:

  • Presidential Primary: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

  • Special State Primary: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

  • Special State Election: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • *Voter Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • Absentee Ballot Application and Voting Deadline: Monday, February 29, 2016 at 12 Noon


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  • See a listing of upcoming Elections events.

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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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