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.


Upcoming Elections:

  • State Primary: Thursday, September 8, 2016

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • Voter Registration Deadline: Friday, August 19, 2016

  • Absentee Ballot Application and Voting Deadline: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 12 Noon


September 8, 2016 - State Primary Candidates

2016 Election Calendar

Special State Election Calendar 2016

Secretary Of State Election Division

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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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