Post-Processing of Ballots for the State/Presidential Election

Under the provisions of section 6(h)(3) of Chapter 115 of the Acts of 2020, ballots returned by mail for the state election may be received up to 5 p.m. on  November 6, 2020 if postmarked by November 3, 2020. Existing state law required that mail-in ballots from domestic voters had to be received by the close of polls to be counted and those ballots had to be counted on Election Day. The temporary changes for this year allow for counting of ballots received after November 3rd State/Presidential Election.

The post-processing of ballots will be held on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 9 a.m. at the Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave. This process will be open for public observation. With reduced capacity within the Senior Center Ballroom In response to COVID-19, the number of observers that can be accommodated may be affected. If you would like to observe the post-processing of ballots, we ask that you arrive at the Senior Center rear entrance of the center on Green Street. Upon arrival, please call (617)349-6214 or (617)349-4361 to gain access to the building.

Observers must use face coverings and must maintain a minimum physical distancing of six (6) feet from all other observers and workers. Observers will also be asked to take additional safety measures such as regular hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and general respect for cleanliness and sanitation. Observers should not attend if they have COVID-19 symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or new loss of taste or smell. If you have any questions, please call (617) 349-4361.
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