City of Boston Issues Voter Registration Deadline Reminder For Special State Primary for First Suffolk and Middlesex Senate Districts
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For Immediate Release
March 16, 2016
Released By:
Mayor's Office
For More Information Contact:
Mayor's Press Office

BOSTON - Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - In preparation for the April 12Special State Primary election, the City of Boston Election Department is reminding residents that Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 8 p.m. is the deadline to register to be able to vote on April 12.

Individuals can register to vote either in person at City Hall's Boston Election Department room 241, at the City Hall to Go truck, by mail, online(, or through the Registry of Motor Vehicles. To be qualified to register to vote, an individual must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen.

The April 12 Special State Primary is not a citywide election and only includes the following areas in  Boston's 1st Suffolk and Middlesex Senate District:

  • East Boston, All precincts ( Ward 1 Precincts 1-14),
  • Chinatown, Downtown and the North End (Ward 3 Precincts 1-4, 6 & 8), and  
  • Bay Village and Beacon Hill (Ward 5 Precincts 1, 3, 4, 5 & 11).

For those who are already registered but have either moved recently, are interested in changing party enrollment, or other changes to their registration, those changes should be made prior to the March 23 deadline. It is also recommended those eligible to vote in the Special State Primary check their voter status to ensure that they are active. If a voter's status is inactive that is an indication that the voter did not responded to the last annual city census. Voters may also check their registration status, as well as their ward and precinct assignment online here.

The Boston Election Department is currently conducting the 2016 citycensus and has been mailing response forms to residents, it is very important that every household be counted, and they may respond by phone, mail, or online here.    

For more information, voters should contact the Boston Election Department at617-635-3767, email, follow the Boston Election Department on Twitter (at @BostonElections) and Facebook (at Boston Election Department), or visit the Boston Elections Department Boston City Hall in room 241 to receive election updates.



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