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Election Department Urgently Seeking Poll Workers for March 5th Primary Election

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 54 section 25B as amended by Section 10 of Chapter 92 of the Acts of 2022, the City of Somerville will be opening and depositing early voted ballots at City Hall, 93 Highland Ave at the following sessions: 

  • Sunday, February 25th 11:30 a.m.
  • Monday, February 26th 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 27th 9:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, February 28th 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 29th 9:30 a.m.
  • Friday, March 1st 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, March 2nd 9:30 a.m.
  • Monday, March 4th 9 a.m.


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. 

 

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Contact Information
Nicholas Salerno
Board of Election Commissioners Chairman

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

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

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

Phone Number
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4200
Fax Number
Address

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

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Time Is Running out to Request a Vote by Mail Ballot for the March 5th Presidential Primary!

Vote by mail ballot applications must be received by Tuesday, February 27 at 5 p.m.

Apply online at the Secretary of State’s website.
◼Complete and return the paper version.
◼Call the Elections Department at (617) 625-6600 ext. 4200.

The 2024 Presidential Primary Election Day is Tuesday, March 5th, and all of Somerville’s polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. You can use this link to find your polling location. Voters can also use the City website to view who is on the ballot.

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Important Dates and Deadlines

Vote by Mail Information

The Secretary of State has mailed vote by mail applications to all registered voters in Massachusetts. It is very important that all Somerville voters who are planning to vote by mail return their completed applications as soon as possible in order to receive and return your ballot in time for the Election. You can check the status of your ballot here. The deadline to apply for a vote by mail ballot is 5 p.m. on February 27th, and the deadline to return a ballot to the Elections office is by 8 p.m. on Election Day. If you did not receive an application you can apply online at the Secretary of States website, download an application from the City of Somerville’s Election Department’s website, or call the Elections Department at (617) 625- 6600 ext. 4200.  

The City of Somerville will also have early voting in person at City Hall in the Council Chambers. Early voting will be held on Saturday, February 24th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, February 25th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday, February 26th through Friday, March 1st during City Hall's regular business hours.

The last day to register to vote for the March 5th Election is Saturday, February 24th until 5 p.m. in person or midnight online. We also can accept anything postmarked by February 24th. You can check your registration status here.

You may return your census, voter registration, vote by mail ballot application, as well as your ballot in any of our 10 drop boxes located around the City. 

The ballot boxes can be found:

  •  At the Glen Street entrance to the East Somerville Community School ACROSS FROM 66 Glen Street
  •  In front of the Argenziano School, 290 Washington Street
  •  In front of the church at 212 School Street          
  •  On the Concourse in front of City Hall 93 Highland Avenue
  •  Near 182 Summer Street, in front of Saint Catherine of Genoa Church parish parking lot (near the corner of Spring Street).
  •  Front of the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue
  •  Front of the Somerville Community Baptist Church 31 College Avenue
  •  Near 351 Summer Street, in front of the Dilboy Post
  •  Front of the Tufts Administrative Building, 167 Holland Street
  •  Outside front of The West Somerville Neighborhood Community School, 177 Powder House Blvd. 


Voting

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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
Email: census@somervillema.gov
Fax: (617) 625-5643
In Person: City Hall (93 Highland Ave.)

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