The Boston City Council Election is slated for Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Early voting concluded on November 3, but Bostonians can still opt for mail-in or in-person voting. Below is everything you need to know for how to vote in Tuesday’s election on November 7:
When is the voter registration deadline?
Boston’s voter registration deadline was Saturday, October 28, 2023. Registration can be completed online or in-person.
How to check my voter registration status?
This form enables you to easily check your voter registration status online. All you need to enter is your first and last name, date of birth, and 5-digit zip code.
How to find a polling location near me?
The polls will be open from 7 AM until 8 PM on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 for in-person voting. Boston has 22 wards, each with an average of 15 voting locations. Use this guide to find the voting location nearest to you.
How to vote by mail?
Vote by mail applications must have been submitted by October, 31, 2023. The mail-in ballots can be sent to the address below:
Boston Elections Department
1 City Hall Square, Room 241
Boston, MA 02201
Mail-in ballots can also be dropped off at the dedicated election ballots across the city.
Boston City Council Election candidates for 2023
The following candidates are running for the Boston City-Councillor-At-Large Municipal Election:
- Clifton A. Braithwaite
- Henry Santana
- Catherine Vitale
- Julia Mejia
- Bridget M. Nee-Walsh
- Shawn Nelson
- Ruthzee Louijeune
- Erin J. Murphy
Boston’s current City-Councillor-At-Large is Julia Mejia. The role of the City-Councillor-At-Large is to represent the city as a whole. Bostonians can vote for up to four candidates for this role on their ballot.
Boston’s nine districts also have City Councillor candidates. If elected, these candidates oversee the events of the district only. Find more information and a full list of candidates online.