The Boston Preliminary Municipal Election is Tuesday, September 24. Polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
There will be no preliminary election for District 1 (North End, East Boston, and Charlestown) as Councilor Lydia Edwards is running unopposed. The same goes for Districts 2 (Ed Flynn), 3 (Frank Baker) and 6 (Matt O’Malley). Because the top two contenders appear on the November ballot, there will be no preliminary election for District 4 as current councilor Andrea Campbell has only one opponent, Jeff Durham.
Elections will take place for at-large councilors, District 5, 7, 8 and 9. Fifteen candidates are competing for four at-large positions, including the four sitting at-large councilors running for reelection – Annissa Essaibi-George, Michael Flaherty, Althea Garrison, and Michelle Wu. See a list of all the candidates here.
Wondering which district is which? Use this map to see a breakdown of districts and current councilors.
These are the polling locations serving most North End / Waterfront residents:
- Christopher Columbus Apartments, 145 Commercial Street (Precinct 1)
- Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennett Street (Precincts 2 & 3)
- Casa Maria Apartments, 130 Endicott St. (Precinct 4)
- Harbor Towers / Rowes Wharf / Downtown (Precinct 6) votes at City Hall
The district councilor positions will be narrowed down to two contenders per district, who will participate in the election on November 5th. The at-large councilor race will be narrowed down to eight candidates. Visit www.boston.gov/departments/election for more information.