For Immediate Release
November 16, 2009
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NOVEMBER 18TH IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN
THE SPECIAL STATE PRIMARY
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Board of Election Commissioners reminds Boston residents that the last day to register to vote, to change your address, or to change Political Party enrollment for the Special State Primary is Wednesday, November 18th. The Special State Primary will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. The Election Department (Boston City Hall, Room 241) is open Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM, and will be open until 8PM on November 18th to accommodate last-minute registrants. Those entering City Hall after 5PM should use the Congress Street entrance, opposite Faneuil Hall.
Prospective voters can also register, or change Political Parties, by using a mail-in form. However, the forms must be mailed in plenty of time to reach City Hall. All mail-in forms must be postmarked by November 18th for the registrant to be added to the rolls for the Primary. Mail-in forms can be found at many libraries, community centers and health centers. A mail-in form can also be downloaded from the Boston Election Department's website: www.cityofboston.gov/elections. Please make sure to send all registrations to: Boston Election Department; Room 241, Boston City Hall; Boston, MA 02201.
In the December 8th Special State Primary, registered Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians will be selecting candidates to represent their Parties in the Special State Election on January 19, 2010. Unenrolled voters may also participate in the Primary by choosing either the Democratic, Republican or Libertarian ballot. Voters with other Party Designations DO NOT participate in the Primary. Voters who want to check their voting or Political Party status online are reminded that they can visit the Boston Election Department's website at www.cityofboston.gov/elections, and click on the link "Voter Registration Search." By entering a name and birth date, voters can check on their voting status, registered address, and the location of their polling place. This service is also available in Spanish by clicking on the "En Espanol" link.
Voters with questions regarding their voting status or polling location should call the Boston Election Department at 617-635-3767.