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City Council Pushes for Boston to Provide Bilingual Ballots During COVID-19

Some Massachusetts leaders have been at the forefront of pushing for Vote-by-Mail legislature that would allow mail-in ballots to be sent to every registered voter in the state. Councilors Liz Breadon (District 9) and Julia Mejia (At-Large) proposed a resolution regarding the City of Boston adequately providing bilingual ballots to City residents. As the coronavirus Read More…

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Boston Municipal Election Guide Nov. 5

The City of Boston Municipal Election is Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The election includes Councilor seats for each district, as well as citywide At-Large seats and a nonbinding public opinion advisory question. Polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. These are the polling locations serving most North End / Waterfront residents: Read More…

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Boston’s Preliminary Municipal Election – Tuesday, September 24

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 Read More…

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Reader Poll: Should Election Day Be a Citywide Holiday?

At a recent Boston City Council meeting, the council discussed the possibility of making Election Day a holiday, so more people are able to participate in voting. Councilor O’Malley suggested the City create a paid holiday for its workers to increase voter turnout. While some NorthEndWaterfront.com readers commented in support of this idea, others expressed Read More…

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Boston City Council Discusses Ward Changes for Elections

The City of Boston election department is considering developing sub-precincts in an effort to create more efficient and smoother election days. Boston City Council held a hearing this week to discuss the possibility of creating these new sub-precincts. According to Commissioner of Election Department Dion Irish, there are some major population disparities within different wards Read More…

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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…