For Immediate Release
February 14, 2011
For More Information Contact:
Mayor's Press Office
Today, the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Boston released plans for tomorrow’s 2011 Special Preliminary Municipal Election to fill the vacated District 7 City Council seat.
The City of Boston has well over the number of ballots necessary to satisfy the 40,985 registered voters eligible to participate in each of the 31 precincts the District 7 City Council seat covers including parts of the South End, Fenway, Roxbury and Dorchester neighborhoods.
Over 200 election officials will work tomorrow at 23 polling locations including some that are bilingual and will be available to assist voters in Chinese, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Kreyole, Russian and Spanish as well as other languages.
For more information about tomorrow’s election, particularly on voting locations and for information regarding ballots, please visit www.cityofboston.gov/elections or call the Boston Election Department (617) 635-3767.
Reporters are reminded that there are certain rules that must be followed in order to ensure a smooth voting process for voters as well as their privacy. The rules are:
- Interviews of voters are not allowed inside polling locations and must be done at least 150 feet away.
- Interviews with elections officials at the polling locations are not allowed. Interview requests of city officials will be directed through the Press Office at (617) 635-4461.
- Photos and b-roll shots will be allowed under the supervision of each poll’s warden.
- Photographers are reminded that zooming in on voter ballots and shots over the shoulders of voters will not be allowed – please respect every voter’s right to a private ballot.
- The following location for b-roll shots is recommended:
- The Higginson-Lewis K-8 School, 131 Walnut Avenue, Roxbury
- Results will be posted online at www.cityofboston.gov as results come in after polls close at 8:00 PM.
- Polls are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.