- Election Commission
June 25, 2013 Special State Election
The Special State Election will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in all Cambridge Wards & Precincts for the office of Senator in Congress, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator John F. Kerry in all precincts. In addition, voters in Wards/Precincts 2-2, 2-3, 5-1, 5-2 & 5-3 will vote for the office of Representative in General Court (8th Suffolk), to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Martha Marty Walz. The polls will be open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
For Cambridge residents not already registered, the last day to register to vote was Wednesday, June 5, 2013 until 8 p.m.
Absentee Ballots are now available at the Cambridge Election Commission office. Any voter who is unable to go to the polls on Election Day due to physical disability, religious belief, or absence from the City may request an Absentee Ballot from the Commission. The deadline to apply for an Absentee Ballot is Monday, June 24, 2013 at Noon. Absentee Ballots may be mailed to voters, or such voters may choose to vote at the Commission office during regular city office hours: Monday, 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. – Noon. The office will also be open for Absentee Voting on Friday, June 21st, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
November 5, 2013 Municipal Election
Nomination papers for City Council and School Committee will be available beginning Monday, July 1st at the Election Commission office, 51 Inman Street, Cambridge. The office will be open on Monday, July 1st from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. The deadline to file nomination papers is Wednesday, July 31st at 5 p.m.
2013 Municipal Election Calendar
The requirements to run for City Council or School Committee are:
- The person must be a registered voter in Cambridge. To register, one must be 18 years of age by Election Day, a U.S. citizen and a resident in the City of Cambridge.
- The person must file no fewer than fifty (50) and no more than one hundred (100) certifiable signatures of registered voters in the City of Cambridge.
The Commission has prepared an information kit for candidates containing important dates, Commission policies, services and publications. The kits will be available with the nomination papers on July 1st.
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".
Ethridge King, Polyxane Cobb, Peter Sheinfeld, Larry Ward
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