Boston's Municipal Election Preparations for November 8, 2011
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For Immediate Release
November 07, 2011
Released By:
Mayor's Office
For More Information Contact:
Mayor's Press Office
Press.Office@cityofboston.gov

Today, the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Boston released plans for tomorrow’s 2011 Municipal Election.

Voters will be electing four At- Large City Councillors from a field of seven candidates. All nine District City Council seats are also on the ballot.

A total of 347,353 registered voters are eligible to participate in this election. There will be approximately 1,500 election officers assigned to Boston’s 254 voting precincts, which are housed at 152 locations. The polls in Boston open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM.

Boston’s ballots are printed in English and Spanish across the City. In precincts where there is a need, English/Chinese and English/Vietnamese ballots will be available. Nearly 400 election officers speak one or more languages in addition to English, including Chinese (both Mandarin and Cantonese dialects), Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole and Russian.

For more information about tomorrow’s election, please visit cityofboston.gov/elections.

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Reporter Notes

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 respecting 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 election officers at the polling locations are not allowed. Interview requests for the Election Commissioner must 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 locations for b-roll shots are recommended:

  • The Boston Public Library in Copley Square.
  • Cathedral High School at 74 Union Park in the South End.
  • Dorchester House at 1353 Dorchester Avenue.
  • Holy Name Parish Hall at 535 West Roxbury Parkway in West Roxbury.
  • The Tobin Municipal Building at 1481 Tremont St. in Mission Hill.
  • Orchard Gardens Community Center at 2 Dearborn St. in Roxbury.
  • Curley Recreation Center at 1663 Columbia Rd (M St entrance) South Boston.

The City of Boston Election Department will also be available for b-roll shots starting at 7:30 AM.Results will be posted online at www.cityofboston.gov in after polls close at 8:00 PM.Please do not call the Election Department for results: you will only be referred to the website.

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