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2023 Municipal Election Voting Options

The Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Voters will be voting for City Council and School Committee. 

Voter Registration

Check your voter registration status

For Cambridge residents not already registered, the last day to register to vote is Saturday, October 28, 2023. The Election Commission office at 51 Inman Street will be open for in-person registration from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Online voter registration is available until 11:59 p.m. on October 28th. Individuals may use the online system to register to vote, update their address or change their party affiliation. You must have a valid driver's license, learner's permit, or non-driver ID issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) to submit a registration online. If you do not have an RMV ID you can use the system to fill out a registration form. Print and sign the completed form and mail or bring it to the office of the Cambridge Election Commission. Mailed registrations must be postmarked by October 28th.

For more information, visit the Voter Registration page.

Voting Early by Mail

The deadline to submit a Vote by Mail application for a mailed ballot for the Municipal Election is Tuesday, October 31, 2023 by 5 p.m.

1. Apply online or complete a Vote by Mail Application. Applications can be sent by:

  • Email to elections@cambridgema.gov (scan or take a photo of your application - no typed signatures)
  • Mail or hand deliver to Election Commission, 51 Inman Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 
  • Fax to (617) 349-4366

2. Vote when your ballot arrives

3. Return your ballot to the Cambridge Election Commission by mail, in-person, or by drop box. 

Only the main drop box located at 51 Inman Street will be open on Election Day. Satellite drop boxes will be closed at 8 p.m. the day before the Election. For the 2023 Municipal Elections, all drop boxes will open starting on Friday, October 13th and will be open 24 hours a day.

View Map of Drop Box Locations 

The deadline to return a Vote by Mail ballot is Tuesday, November 7, 2023 by 8 p.m. (Election Day)

If you have already applied, you can check the status of your ballot at www.TrackMyBallotMA.com

For more information, visit the Vote by Mail page.

Voting Early in Person

Visit any of the three (3) early voting locations offered in Cambridge during the period of Saturday, October 28, 2023 to Friday, November 3, 2023 for the Municipal Election. Click here for a schedule with the times and locations. 

The last day to vote early in-person will be Friday, November 3, 2023 at 12 p.m. (noon).

Please be advised that once a voter has cast an early voting ballot, the voter may no longer vote at the polls on Election Day.

Voting on Election Day

Voting on Election Day will still be available for those who may want to vote at the polls. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. You must vote at the polling location where you are registered.

Please note that due to the 2022 Reprecincting, your polling location may have changed. Please double check your polling location before going to vote. To find your polling location and precinct information, visit www.cambridgema.gov/pollinglocations. In the next few weeks, voters will receive a Municipal Election Voter Guide, Guide to Ward and Precinct Changes, and a Voter Notification Card. They will have information pertaining to any relocated polling places and other important election related information. Signage will also be posted to help voters find their polling sites. 

Election Information

City Council Specimen Ballot (PDF)

School Committee Specimen Ballot (PDF)

Campaign Finance Information

More information about Municipal Elections

2023 Voter Guide - English (PDF)

2023 Voter Guide - Amharic (PDF)

2023 Voter Guide - Arabic (PDF)

2023 Voter Guide - Bangla (PDF)

2023 Voter Guide - Chinese (PDF)

2023 Voter Guide - Haitian Creole (PDF)

2023 Voter Guide - Portuguese (PDF)

2023 Voter Guide - Spanish (PDF)


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