For Immediate Release
October 05, 2009
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Last Day to Register to Vote, Update Your Address for Municipal Election is October 14
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Board of Election Commissioners reminds prospective new voters, and current voters who have moved, that the last day to register or to change your voting address for the November 3rd Municipal Election is Wednesday, October 14, 2009. Polls in Boston open at 7AM and close at 8PM.
Boston voters will be going to the polls on November 3 to elect a Mayor, four (4) City Councillors At Large, and nine (9) District City Councillors. The office of Mayor is a four-year term, and City Councillors are elected for two-year terms.
Voting in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including Boston, is address-based. Voters can make sure that their voting information is current by checking online at www.cityofboston.gov/elections and clicking on the link Voter Registration Search.
If you are currently registered to vote in the City of Boston, but are at a new address: Write a brief note, giving your full name, date of birth, old voting address, and new voting address, as well as a means of contact (telephone number or e-mail address). Sign the note, and mail to: Boston Election Department, Room 241; Boston City Hall, Boston, MA 02201. You may also download a new voter registration form from the website, and use it to change your residential information.
If you are currently registered in Massachusetts, but not in Boston: You must re-register to vote. Download a National Voter Registration form from www.cityofboston.gov/elections or call 617-635-3767, and a new form will be sent to you.
All new voter registration forms or address changes must be postmarked no later than October 14, 2009 in order to be recognized for the November 3rd Municipal Election. For more information, please contact the Boston Election Department at 617-635-3767 or visit the website: www.cityofboston.gov/elections.