Your vote on Tuesday, November 8 made an impact on you, your neighborhood, your city, and your state. Read on to get all the necessary details about voter registration for the future and election winners! If you missed the voter registration deadline which was Saturday, October 29, you can find out how to register for future elections below!
How do I know if I am registered to vote?
If you’re unsure if you’re registered to vote, you can use this nifty tool to find out! This is especially useful if you’re only studying in Boston, as you can find out if and where you are registered. If you’re not registered you can do so online, by mail, or in room 241 at City Hall in Boston.
When do polls open?
On Tuesday, November 8, polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you’re in line to vote when the polls close at 8 p.m., you will still be allowed to vote. Following the 2021 Precinct Adjustment Plan, Boston voting precincts have jumped from 255 to 275 according to the official Boston government website, meaning there is a location for everybody to vote, no matter where you live or work.
Where can I find my polling place?
The easiest way to find your closest polling spot is by filling out this online tool. By entering your address information, it’ll be able to tell you where to vote on Tuesday.
Can I vote early?
If you plan to vote early, the early voting period lasts from Saturday, October 22 to Friday, November 4. You can find your early voting location here, but Fenway Park is the main location for in-person early voting.
Voting remotely in Boston
You can also opt to vote remotely, this would entail a paper ballot be sent to your registered address which you would then mail in or return to a dedicated election drop box. This is advantageous if you are certain you cannot make it to election day or want to vote early. You must be registered for a mail-in ballot by Tuesday, November 1.
What should I bring?
If you’re a first-time voter or an inactive voter, you may be asked to show identification when you check in at your polling location. Poll workers might also ask for identification if you’re casting a provisional or challenged ballot, or if they have reasonable suspicion that leads them to request identification. Regardless, it’s a good idea to bring a photo ID with your name and address on it.
Who won this year’s elections?
- State Governor: Governor Charlie Baker is closing his term without running for re-election. The three candidates for Massachusetts Governor are:
- Maura Healey- W
- Geoff Diehl
- Kevin Redd
- State Attorney General
- Andrea Campbell-W
- Jay McMahon
- State Auditor
- Diana DiZoglio-W
- Anthony Amore
- Secretary of State
- Current Secretary of state, William Galvin-W
- Rayla Campbell
- Juan Sanchez
- State Treasurer
- Current Treasurer, Deborah Goldberg-W
- Cris Crawford
Congressional races and ballot questions results
In addition to voting on the positions above, there were nine congressional races, all of which the winners were democrats, and four ballot questions on the respective topics:
- Question 1: Millionaire’s Tax-YES
- Question 2: Regulation of Dental Insurance-YES
- Question 3: Expanding Alchohol License Availability-NO
- Question 4: Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants-YES