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Monday, August 30, 2021

波士頓選務局公佈選舉相關細節 郵寄投票須在9/8前寄達

         (Boston Orange 編譯)波士頓選務局今(30)日公佈為2021年市級選舉所做的準備,包括914日的初選,以及112日的大選,都可以郵寄投票或提早投票。波士頓市也在全市各地設置了20個選票箱,讓民眾投遞已經填妥的郵寄選票。

        郵寄選票的申請書已寄發給波士頓市內每一位登記了的選民。選民需要填妥申請表,簽名,並在98日下午5點前送達波士頓選務局,才能符合郵寄投票資格。

        郵寄選票必須用預付費的明信片,由美國郵政局,或親自交給位於波士頓市政府大樓241室的波士頓選務局。

        如果已登記的波士頓選民未收到或丟失了申請表,可以在波士頓市府的郵寄投票網站上填表,索取新的選票申請。該申請表可以親自,郵寄或以電子郵件,傳真等方式送交波士頓選務局。

        波士頓選務局的地址為:

         Boston City Hall 

         City Hall Square, Room 241 

         Boston, MA 02201 

         傳真: 617-635-4483, Tel: 617-635-VOTE (8683)

         電郵: absenteevoter@boston.gov 

THE BOSTON ELECTION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES PREPARATIONS AHEAD OF THE 2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

Early voting, ballot drop boxes both available

 

BOSTON - Monday, August 30, 2021 - The City of Boston’s Election Department today announced its preparations ahead of the 2021 Municipal Elections, including the availability of vote by mail and early voting for both the Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Preliminary Municipal Election and the Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Municipal Election. The City of Boston has also installed 20 ballot drop boxes across the city for voters to drop off completed vote by mail ballots. 

Applications for vote by mail ballots have been mailed out to every registered voter in Boston. Voters are asked to fill out the application, including their signature, as applications received without a signature will not be accepted. To be eligible to vote by mail in the Preliminary Municipal Election, applications must be returned to the Boston Election Department by Wednesday, September 8, at 5 p.m.

Vote by mail applications can be returned by U.S. mail with the prepaid postcard or in-person at the Boston Election Department, City Hall, Room 241.

If a registered Boston voter did not receive or lost their application, they can request a new ballot application by completing the form available on the City’s vote-by-mail website. The form can be sent to the City of Boston's Election Department, via mail, email, fax, or in-person. The Boston Election Department is located at 

Boston City Hall 

City Hall Square, Room 241 

Boston, MA 02201 

Fax: 617-635-4483, Tel: 617-635-VOTE (8683)

Email: absenteevoter@boston.gov 

Vote By Mail

The Election Department will send out vote by mail ballots as soon as the application requests are processed. Once a voter receives their ballot package, they should follow the enclosed instructions. It is important to sign the yellow ballot affidavit envelope. Unsigned ballot affidavit envelopes will cause a ballot to be rejected. To return ballots by U.S. mail, make sure to apply sufficient postage. While ballot package weight can vary, two First Class stamps is generally sufficient.

To be counted, ballots must be received by the Boston Election Department or in a ballot drop box by the close of polls on Election Day, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Tracking Your Ballot

Boston voters can track their ballot request through the state's website. We will continue to mail ballots as applications arrive, until the application deadline of 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2021. 

Ballot Drop Boxes

The Boston Election Department has placed 20 ballot drop boxes around the City, including at both the first and third floor entrances of Boston City Hall. All drop boxes are monitored under 24 hour video surveillance. Drop boxes will also be available at each early voting location during the scheduled voting hours. To find a location of a ballot drop box, visit here.

In- Person Early Voting

Voters registered in Boston can vote during the early voting period from Saturday, September 4 through Friday, September 10, 2021, at any of the early voting sites. Hours and locations for early voting can be found here.

All early voting sites are equipped with electronic poll books for voter check in. Early voting locations are well staffed with poll workers and language interpreters, and fully accessible to voters with disabilities. 

Voting on Election Day

Polling locations for the Boston Preliminary Municipal Election will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Ballots will be available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese. Language assistance will be available on Election Day by translators at polling locations or by contacting the Election Department’s translation phone bank. Those interested in volunteering can apply to be a poll worker here

On the Ballot

The September 14, 2021 Preliminary Municipal Election includes eight candidates for the Office of Mayor, 17 candidates for Office of City Councilor at-Large and the following City Council Districts: District 4, District 6, District 7, District 9. The remaining districts are not required to have a preliminary election as there are already only one or two candidates running. 

For more information on how to participate in this year's elections, please visit boston.gov/election

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