Off to College? Apply for your Absentee Ballot Today!
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For Immediate Release
August 25, 2011
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Geraldine Cuddyer

BOSTON, MA – Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Boston Board of Election Commissioners remind Boston’s college students who are heading off to schools around the Commonwealth and around the country to apply now for their absentee ballots for this Fall’s municipal elections.

Only three (3) of Boston’s nine (9) City Council districts will hold preliminary elections on Tuesday, September 27: District 2, District 3, and District 7.   There will be no preliminary municipal election for At-Large City Councillors.  The last day to register to vote for the Preliminary Municipal Election is Wednesday, September 7.

Students currently registered to vote in Boston who will be out of the City on September 27, and live in one of the three Districts holding a preliminary election, can vote in person at the Election Department, Room 241, Boston City Hall, on any business day, between the hours of 8:15AM and 4:45PM.  Applications for the absentee ballots for the November 8th Municipal Election can be filled out at the same time, to have the ballot mailed to the campus address.  The last day for in-person absentee voting is Monday, September 26, at 12 noon.

If a student cannot make it to Boston City Hall, or has already departed for school, the student or his/her parent can print out the application for an absentee ballot from the Boston Election Department’s website:       Please make sure to use the correct form.

Voters with questions may call 617-635-3767 or email

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