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Deadline for voter registration for Preliminary Municipal Election is Sept. 4 for mayor’s race


The deadline to register to vote, update your address or change your political party for the Sept. 24 Preliminary Municipal Election is Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Residents who are looking to register to vote or make a change to their current registration may do so by applying in person at City Hall, requesting an application by mail by calling the Boston Election Department at 617-635-3767 or by downloading a mail-in registration form off of the Election Department website.

The Boston Election Department, located in City Hall Room 241, will be open until 8 p.m. on Sept. 4 to accommodate last-minute voter registrations. Those looking to fill out a voter registration form after 5 p.m. on that date should enter City Hall by the Congress St. entrance. All registrations that are mailed to the Election Department must be postmarked by Sept. 4 in order for changes in registration status to come into effect by the upcoming election.

All registrations postmarked after the Sept. 4 will not be processed until after the Preliminary Municipal Election and changes will not be in effect until the Municipal Election on Nov. 5.

Please visit the Election Department website at to:

  • find a list of neighborhood locations where registrations can be found.
  • download a voter registration card or absentee ballot application.
  • search to verify your voter status.

For additional questions regarding your voter status, please contact the Election Department at 617-635-3767, or visit us at One City Hall Square, Room 241, Boston, MA 02201.

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