In June, our district Councilor, Bill Linehan, sponsored a hearing to review election procedures for the upcoming 2016 presidential election. And last week, the Board of Election Commissioners unanimously approved the establishment of twenty-eight early voting sites across every Boston neighborhood.
Early voting sites for the November 8 election will be open from October 24 through November 4 at 5:00 PM. Residents can either vote at Boston City Hall during regular business hours (9 am - 5 pm) or at any of three early voting sites located in each City Council district from 2:00 through 8:00 PM. Voters can visit any site they find convenient. City Hall will also be open five evenings for early voting.
On Saturday October 29, there will be nine early voting locations open simultaneously in each city council district open from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. Fort Point (district 2) votes at the Condon School (200 D. Street).
At the end of each day, all submitted ballots will be secured at a City Hall vault to be counted on Election Day itself.
You can view the early voting site locations and schedules online here.
Early voting was authorized by the Massachusetts legislature in 2014, and the City Council urged implementation as soon as possible. City Councilors secured $670,000 to support early voting through this year’s budget process, including funds for electronic polling books and a citywide marketing campaign to help spread the word.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 marks the last day to register to vote or to update your address for the November presidential election. Register online, by mail or in person. To verify that you are registered to vote, click here.
originally published 7.26.16