BOSTON — Voters in Boston will head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 3, for the 2020 general election.
In addition to the presidential and congressional races, there are several key races at the state and local level, as well as two ballot questions. Voting will be different this year thanks to rules approved to expand early and mail-in voting in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
There are several ways residents can vote:
Ballots can be returned by mail, emailed, faxed or returned by hand. They can also be returned at the drop boxes located:
Boston City Hall, 1 City Hall Square, Boston (City Hall Plaza entrance, third floor)
Boston City Hall, 1 City Hall Square, Boston (Congress Street entrance, first floor)
East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library, 365 Bremen St, East Boston
Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library, 179 Main St, Charlestown
South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library, 646 East Broadway, South Boston
Central Library of the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston
Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library, 300 North Harvard St, Allston
Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library, 40 Academy Hill Rd, Brighton
Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library, 149 Dudley Street, Roxbury
Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, 1520 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester
Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain
Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan
West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library, 1961 Centre St, West Roxbury
Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library, 35 Harvard Ave, Hyde Park
Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library, 1497 Tremont St, Roxbury
BCYF Menino, 125 Brookway Rd, Roslindale
Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library, 41 Geneva Ave, Dorchester
Mail-in ballots need to be postmarked by Nov. 3 and returned to the local election office no later than Nov. 6.
Voting on Election Day
Polls in Massachusetts are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. You can also use the Secretary of State’s website to find your polling place.
Here are the polling locations in Boston:
For questions about voting in Boston, go here, call 617-635-8683 or visit 1 City Hall Square, Room 241.
The following are the key contested races that will be on the ballot for Boston voters:
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris (Democrat)
Donald Trump/Mike Pence (Republican) - Incumbent
Howie Hawkins/Angela Nicole Walker (Green)
Jo Jorgensen/Spike Cohen (Libertarian)
U.S. House District 7
Ayanna Pressely (Democrat) - Incumbent
Roy Owens (Independent)
Edward Markey (Democrat) - Incumbent
Kevin O'Connor (Republican)
Question 1: "Right To Repair" Vehicle Access Requirement Initiative
Yes: A yes vote would require carmakers to expand access to mechanical data for all cars sold in Massachusetts beginning with model year 2022.
No: A no vote leaves the 2013 right-to-repair law unchanged.
Question 2: Ranked-Choice Voting Initiative
Yes: A yes vote favors adopting a system gives voters the option of ranking candidates on their ballot in order of preference, as opposed to selecting just one. And if no candidate gets more than 50 percent of first-choice votes, the candidate with the least first-choice votes is eliminated, and the voters who preferred that candidate have their votes reallocated based on their second choices. Then the ballots are recounted and the process is repeated until one candidate breaks the 50 percent threshold.
No: A no vote keeps the current system in place.
Massachusetts House of Representatives 9th Suffolk District
Joe Santiago (Democrat) - Incumbent
Massachusetts State Senate 2nd Suffolk and Middlesex District
William Brownsberger (Democrat) - Incumbent
Massachusetts Governor’s Council District 3
Marilyn Petitto Devaney (Democrat) - Incumbent
Suffolk County Register of Probate
Felix Arroyo (Democrat) - Incumbent
Althea Garrison (Independent)
Melissa Tyler (Independent)