Vote Tuesday, September 1st, 2020








Due to COVID-19, the Election Department will implement health and safety protocols during the early voting period and on Election Day. All poll workers will receive face shields, face masks, gloves, disinfectant wipes, disinfectant spray and hand sanitizer. Cleaning will take place at each site every two to three hours. Voters waiting in line will be instructed to stand 6 feet away from others and wear a face covering.

5th suffolk District Poll Location Changes 

Ward 13, Precinct 1 and 2

Ward 13, Precincts 1 and 2, which is currently located at the Cardinal Medeiros Apartments, 11 Woodcliff Street, Dorchester, MA moved to the John Winthrop Elementary School, 35 Brookford Street, Dorchester, MA, Voter entrance left side of the school from Danube Street, Vote in Joseph Joyce Auditorium. The reason for this change is that the Cardinal Medeiros has a senior population and opted out as a host location due to caution of the Covid-19

Ward 17, Precinct 1 and 3

Ward 17, Precincts 1 and 3, which is currently located at Roxbury Prep Lucy Stone Campus, located at 22 Regina Road, Dorchester, MA 02124 moved back to the Codman Square Tech Center, located at 450 Washington Street. The reason it was moved into Roxbury Prep for the Presidential Primary was because the Tech Center is used for Tax Preparation for the surrounding community and the room was

Election Day

Polling locations in Boston for the State Primary election will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. The ballot will be available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese. Language assistance will be available on Election Day by poll workers or using a translation phone bank. 

Become a Poll Worker

Those interested can apply to be a poll worker here. Individuals can find their polling location for Election Day here.

Voting Status

Check to see if you are registered to vote.


Respond by October 31st.

Register to Vote

Register by Saturday, August 22 at 8pm

Vote By Mail

All registered voters have received a vote-by-mail application in their mail boxes during the week of July 20, 2020. The application is in a postcard format. To receive a ballot, voters must first complete, sign and return the prepaid postcard application to the Election Department by August 26, 2020 for the State Primary. Voters may request a ballot using the vote-by-mail application for the September 1, 2020 State Primary, November 3, 2020 State Election or all 2020 elections. Voters may also request ballots in Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese. If residents never received or lost this application, they can request a new ballot application by completing this form here and sending it to the City of Boston’s Election Department, via mail, email, fax or physically.

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting in person is available until August 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at the Elections Department in City Hall. To qualify to vote absentee, registered voters must be absent from the City on Election Day, must have a religious belief which prevents them from going inside of a polling location, or have a physical disability which prevents them from going to a polling location. The application to request an absentee ballot can be completed by mail or in person at the Election Department in City Hall. Learn more about applying here.

Early Voting

Individuals can also decide to vote during the early voting period from Saturday, August 22 through Friday, August 28, 2020. Registered voters can vote at any of the early voting sites. No excuse is required to vote early. Hours and locations for early voting can be found here.

Polling Location

If you need to find out where your polling location is, click the button below to find out!


Click the button below if you want to find out if you live in State Representative Liz Miranda’s District!

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