U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Advance Removing and Depositing of Ballots for the State/Presidential Election on November 3, 2020

caution sign The information on this page may be outdated as it was published 3 years ago.

Under the provisions of section 7(k) of chapter 115 of the Acts of 2020, early voting ballots may be processed in advance of Election Day. 

The City of Cambridge Election Commission will conduct advance removal of voted State/Presidential Election ballots on Monday, October 26, Tuesday, October 27, Wednesday, October 28 and Thursday, October 29 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Cambridge Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts AvenueThe voted ballots will be removed from the sealedenvelopes and prepared for advance processing. 

The advance processing of voted State/Presidential Election ballots will be conducted on Friday, October 30 at 9:30 a.m. at the Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts AvenueThe voted ballots will be placed in a tabulator and counted. The results from advance processing will not be determined orannounced until after the polls close at 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3, 2020. The results from the advanced processing will be added to the Election Day results and posted in a public place.

Both of these processes will be open for public observation. If you would like to observe the advance removal and/or processing of ballots, we ask that you arrive at the rear entrance of the center on Green Street on the scheduled days. Upon arrival please call (617) 349-6214 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 other safety measures such as hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and general respect for cleanliness and sanitation. 

For more information, please contact Cambridge Election Commission at (617) 349-4361.

Page was posted on 10/22/2020 1:14 PM
Page was last modified on 7/25/2023 4:18 AM
Contact Us

How can we help?

Please provide as much detail below as possible so City staff can respond to your inquiry:

As a governmental entity, the Massachusetts Public Records Law applies to records made or received by the City. Any information received through use of this site is subject to the same provisions as information provided on paper.

Read our complete privacy statement

Service Requests

Enter a service request via SeeClickFix for things like missed trash pickups, potholes, etc., click here