Amid a global pandemic, historic racial unrest and a faltering economy, voters will head to the polls on November 3 during arguably one of the most contentious U.S. Presidential elections since 1860.
Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh reminded East Boston residents and residents across the city that voter registration deadline for the Nov. 3 election is October 24 and registered voters can begin early voting in the Presidential election later this month.
Walsh also announced that early voting in Boston will begin on Saturday, Oct. 17 and end on Friday Oct. 30.
In Eastie, the city has expanded early voting operations in the neighborhood.
“We now have 27 unique sites across the city where you can vote early and in-person, including City Hall,” said Walsh. “All of these locations, during the early voting period, are open to all registered voters in Boston. You can vote at any one of them.”
In Eastie early voting will take place at the BCYF Paris Street Gymnasium at 112 Paris Street.
The site will be open for early voting on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
“Every voting site will be prepared for health and safety, with social distancing, cleaning, and PPE,” said Walsh. “If you would like to vote by mail, and you haven’t submitted your ballot application yet, you can do so until October 28. You can now apply online at the Secretary of State’s website. The Election Department has started mailing out the first vote-by-mail ballots to those who requested one this week, and will continue to do so as applications are received. When you get your ballot, you should complete it, sign it, and return it with the envelope as soon as possible. It’s important to follow the instructions, step by step. You can mail it in as long as it is postmarked by November 3 and received by the Election Department by November 6.”
Voters can also deposit vote-by-mail ballots at any early voting location while it is open for voting or at Eastie’s ballot dropbox. Eastie’s ballot dropbox is located at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen Street. The dropbox will be available seven days a week until 8 p.m.
On the Nov. 3 ballot in Eastie are the following election and candidates;
President of the United States
Donald Trump (Incumbent)
Mike Pence (Running mate)
Kamala D. Harris (Running mate)
Angela Nicole Walker (Running mate)
Spike Cohen (Running mate)
U.S. House Massachusetts District 7
Ayanna Pressley (Incumbent)
Rayla Campbell (Write-in)
Janine Balistreri (Write-in)
U.S. Senate Massachusetts
Edward J. Markey (Incumbent)
Massachusetts House of Representatives 1st Suffolk District
Adrian Madaro (Incumbent)
Suffolk County Register of Probate
Felix Arroyo (Incumbent)
Massachusetts State Senate 1st Suffolk and Middlesex District
Joseph Boncore (Incumbent)
Massachusetts Governor’s Council District 6
Terrence Kennedy (Incumbent) Davis Companies file Letter