Election Commission

November 4, 2014 State Election

The State Election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  The polls will be open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Deadline to Register to Vote:
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Deadline to Apply for Absentee Ballot:
Monday, November 3, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. (noon)

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.  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, October 31st from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday, November 1st from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

List of Cambridge Candidates (PDF)

Statewide Ballot Questions Information

September 9, 2014 State Primary OFFICIAL RESULTS

Democratic Results by Ward and Precinct (PDF)

Republican Results by Ward and Precinct (PDF)

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".

 Board of Election Commissioners

Ethridge King, Polyxane Cobb, Peter Sheinfeld, Larry Ward

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? 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, please download the Election Worker Application (PDF). Complete the form and return to the election office.