Election Commission

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Presidential Primary

Deadline to register to vote: Wednesday, February 10th, 8:00 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. 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. 

Deadline to apply for an absentee ballot: Monday, February 29th, 12:00 p.m. 

The office will also be open for Absentee Voting on Friday, February 26th from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday, February 27th 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 Information:

Election Forms/resources

2015 Municipal Election

City Council Election Official Results November 13, 2015

City Council Number 1s by Ward and Precinct

School Committee Election Official Results November 13, 2015

School Committee Number 1s by Ward and Precinct


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