Election Commission

Thursday, September 8, 2016 State Primary

The State Primary will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016.  Polls will be open from 7 am until 8 pm.

Deadline to register to vote: Friday, August 19, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Deadline to request an absentee ballot: Wednesday, September 7 at 12:00 PM

List of Candidates (Cambridge Districts)

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".



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

Quick Links

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

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