Election Commission

November 8, 2016 State/Presidential Election

The upcoming State/Presidential Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

List of Candidates (Cambridge districts only)

For information about ballot questions, please read through the Information for Voters provided by the Secretary of State's office

Voter registration:

The deadline to register to vote is Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Check if you are registered

Register to vote online

Download a mail-in Registration Form

Early Voting

Early voting will be available from October 24, 2016 to November 4, 2016.

Click here for more information on early voting

Absentee Voting:

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is Monday, November 7 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).  However, if you would like to receive a ballot by mail, please be sure to apply with enough time to get the ballot and mail it back by Election Day.  The Election Commission must receive your ballot by the close of polls on Election Day.

Absentee Ballot Application

If you are overseas or active duty military, please visit http://www.fvap.gov 

Thursday, September 8, 2016 State Primary


List of Candidates (Cambridge Districts)

Election Forms/resources

Board of Election Commissioners

The Cambridge Election Commission is responsible for supervising all federal, state and municipal elections within the City; providing voter registration; certifying nomination papers and initiative petitions; conducting an annual census; administering municipal campaign and political finance reporting for the City; and implementing Chapter 2.118 of the Cambridge Municipal Code known as the "Ethics Ordinance".

Voter Registration

Be sure you are registered to vote!

Are you eligible to vote in the City of Cambridge? Do you know how to register or pre-register? Learn all about

Voter Registration and view some of the most frequently asked questions.

How Cambridge Votes

Voting by Proportional Representation brochure cover

View Proportional Representation Brochure 

Read more about municipal elections here

Quick Links

Contact Information

Executive Director:
Tanya L. Ford

51 Inman Street, First Floor
Cambridge MA 02139


Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Tuesday to Thursday: 8:30 am-5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-Noon

Poll Worker Recruitment

Are you interested in becoming an election poll worker?

If you are interested in becoming a Cambridge poll worker, click here for more information and to apply