Dear Community Members:

Please be advised that the Boston Election Department’s team of annual listing (City Census) officers will be visiting each neighborhood throughout the next few weeks to update the annual listing of residents.  Every City and Town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is mandated by law to conduct an annual listing.  Information obtained during the listing process is forwarded to the Office of the Jury Commissioner for use in compiling jury pools, and is also used as an indicator of the population changes in the City.  The information gathered also helps to ensure the accuracy and the integrity of the voting list.  The Listing Officers will go door-to-door in neighborhoods, and are easily identified by their City-issued photo-IDs and bright orange vests.  They will confirm basic information for each address: name, occupation, and birth date of each occupant age 17 and older.  If there are new residents at the address, the Listing Officer will obtain the appropriate information, and will also drop off voter registration forms for those who may want to register to vote.  Please note that our Listing Officers should NOT be confused with the federal Census workers, who may also be in the neighborhoods obtaining information at the same time.

The Listing Officers will be in Wards 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 (North End, Back Bay/Beacon Hill, Chinatown, West End, South End, Fenway/Kenmore, and South Boston) starting on Friday, August 13, 2010.  Additional e-mail notifications will be sent throughout the next few weeks as we enter another ward/neighborhood.  Please share this information with your community members, family, friends, co-workers, etc.  Thank you for your time, and please do not hesitate to contact the Boston Election Department at 617-635-3767 should you have any further questions or concerns.

If you have not responded to the Annual Listing yet, please visit this website to update your information: http://www.cityofboston.gov/elections/annual_listing.asp.

Thank you,
Helen

Helen Y. Wong
Election Dept., Room 241
One City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
Office (617) 635-3833
Fax (617) 635-4483
www.cityofboston.gov/elections

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