Election Department Reminds Residents:
ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS MUST BE RENEWED YEARLY
REQUEST/RENEW YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION NOW!
Boston’s Board of Election Commissioners reminds all voters that the Special State Primary Election for United States Senator will take place on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The Special State Primary for the First Suffolk Senatorial District to fill the vacant seat formerly held by Jack Hart will be held on the same date.
Voters who have used Absentee Ballots in the past are reminded that a new application must be filled out each calendar year. Applications may be obtained by calling the Election Department at 617-635-3767 or downloaded on the Election Department’s website: www.cityofboston.gov/elections. If a voter is unsure as to whether or not their Absentee Ballot request is up-to-date, he or she should contact the Election Department. All voters are urged to file their applications as soon as possible in order to expedite the mailing of the actual Absentee Ballots.
The last day to register to vote, change one’s voting address, or party affiliation for the April 30 primary is April 10, 2013. The Election Department is located in Room 241 of Boston City Hall, and will be open until 8 p.m. that evening to accommodate prospective registrants and those wishing to make changes. Those who wish to register or make changes by mail should make sure that their request is postmarked no later than April 10. Massachusetts Law does not allow these changes to be made via email.