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City Council Wants Early Voting

During a hearing this week, Boston city councilors discussed how to allow early voting in municipal elections, similar to state elections. The overriding goal is to boost voter turnout in city contests.  According to Councilor Josh Zakim, only 28 percent of voters showed up at the polls in the 2017 municipal election. However, residents were allowed Read More…

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Early Voting in Boston Now Through November 2

Vote Early Boston, a citywide effort to allow early voting for the upcoming 2018 state election, is taking place October 22 through November 2. Boston’s main early voting site is City Hall, with voting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Voters Read More…

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Neighborhood Photo: Early Voting at City Hall

Despite claims that early voting does not increase turnout, reports from City Hall indicate a steady stream of early voters in the first two days. Cynthia Malm shares this photo from Monday afternoon. See this post for specific early voting hours, including until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday.   “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Read More…

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Vote Now! Everyday is Election Day With Early Voting October 24th – November 4th

Early Voting for 2016 General Election Many of you may remember the ridiculously long voting lines, where residents waited for hours to cast their vote for the 2012 Presidential Election. Taking those lines and wait times into consideration, State Election procedures have been altered for 2016 with the Boston Election Department approving an early voting plan! The early voting period Read More…

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Must-Knows for September 8th Primary Election

State Primary Election: Thursday, September 8, 2016 For the State Primary Election, polls will be open from 7:00am to 8:00pm. This is a expected to be a “light” primary election, with turnout expected to be especially low due to no statewide race, very few contested races, and that the election is being held on the Thursday of Labor Day week. Stephen Borelli and Aaron Michlewitz are Read More…