Election Commission

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2015 Municipal Election

Nomination papers for City Council and School Committee will be available beginning Wednesday, July 1st at the Election Commission office, 51 Inman Street, Cambridge.  The office will be open on Wednesday, July 1st from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.  The deadline to file nomination papers is Friday, July 31st at 5 p.m.  The 2015 Municipal Election Calendar is posted below.

The requirements to run for City Council or School Committee are:

1. 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.

2. 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.

The Cambridge Municipal Election will be held on November 3, 2015.  Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Municipal Election Calendar

Proportional Representation Brochure 

2015 Annual City Census

Be Counted! Return your Census!

www.cambridgema.gov/census

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

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View Proportional Representation Brochure 

Read more about municipal elections here

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Contact Information

Executive Director:
Tanya L. Ford
elections@cambridgema.gov
elections2@cambridgema.gov

51 Inman Street, First Floor
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4361

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

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