Elections and Records
The Election Department conducts all municipal, state, and federal elections within the City. The Department ensures that elections are properly managed, handles the registration of voters, and manages the annual listing of Boston residents age 17 and over. Various divisions and departments handle official records of city business, perform official document transactions, and keep track of important information that is vital to the City.
Annual Resident ListingEach year, the City of Boston is required by state law to conduct a census of all residents 17 years of age or older. This information is necessary to protect your voting rights and to provide better municipal services.
Voter Registration Search
Search the City of Boston's database of registered voters to verify your address, voting status, party affiliation and polling location. If you find that any of your information is out of date or incorrect, please contact the Election Department.
Residents can see results from municipal, state, presidential, and other special elections.
The Assessing Online application offers direct access to property parcel data including assessed value, location, ownership and tax information of each piece of property in the city. Property owners can also determine if they are eligible for abatements or exemptions and research property sale data.
City Council RecordsThe City of Boston's latest effort to make government records available to constituents is a new section of our website that allows users to view and search city council agendas, minutes, documents and video all in one place.
The City Archives offers document finding aids, reference resources and ensures ready access to essential evidence that documents the rights of citizens, the actions of municipal officials and Boston's historical municipal experience.
The Administration & Finance Cabinet and the Office of Budget Management oversee the day-to-day management of the government and of the City. Together they allocate all financial resources available to the City and ensure that the performance of all City managers is financially prudent, responsive to the needs of the Boston citizens, and consistent with the laws and ordinances governing municipal government.