Election Commission

2015 Municipal Election

The 2015 Cambridge Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

For Cambridge residents not already registered, the last day to register to vote is Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Absentee Ballots are now available in the 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 by Noon on Monday, November 2, 2015. 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 30th from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 31st  from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The polls will be open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Additional Election Information (pdfs):
Official List of Candidates
City Council Specimen Ballot
School Committee Specimen Ballot
Municipal Election Calendar
Proportional Representation Brochure 

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

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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