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About Elections

The Somerville Elections Department oversees all local, state, and federal elections, registers voters, and keeps election-related public records, including campaign finance reports. The Department also conducts the Annual City Census. On this page, you can find information on registering to vote, find your polling place, learn how to run for office in Somerville, and more. 

Register to Vote

Public Notice 
Under the provisions of “The Votes Act”, early voting ballots may be processed in advance of Election Day.  The City of Somerville Election Commission will conduct advance removal and depositing of voted Municipal ballots on Wednesday, November 1st, Thursday November 2nd, Friday November 3rd and Monday November 6th, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall in the Lower Level. The voted ballots will be removed from their sealed envelopes and prepared for advance depositing. The voted ballots will be placed in a tabulator and counted. The results from advance processing will not be determined or announced until after the polls close at 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 7th, 2023. The results from the advanced processing will be added to the Election Day results and posted on our website. 
Both processes will be open for public observation. If you would like to observe the advance removal and/or depositing of ballots, we ask that you arrive on the scheduled days. If you have any questions, please call (617) 625- 6600 ex 4200. 


Contact Information
Nicholas Salerno
Board of Election Commissioners Chairman

Monday - Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Phone Number
Fax Number

93 Highland Ave.
Lower Level
Somerville, MA 02143
United States

Employee Directory


View Election Calendar

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election days.


Election Results

  • Election Results

    Results of prior state and local primary elections and general elections.

  • Election Calendar

    View a listing of important dates and deadlines for voters and candidates.

Run for Office

Campaign Finance and Other Public Records

Annual City Census

Somerville residents who do not return the annual City Census form sent out each January could be removed from the list of registered voters. Completing the Census within 10 days of receipt also provides proof of residence to protect your voting rights, veteran's bonus, subsidized housing, and related benefits as well as providing information for the selection of jurors.  

You can return your annual census form by mail, email, or fax, or in person:

Mail: Somerville Election Department, 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143
Fax: (617) 625-5643
In Person: City Hall (93 Highland Ave.)

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