Election day is Tuesday, November 7tH

how to register to vote

To become a registered voter in the City of Cambridge, you must be a U.S. citizen, Cambridge resident, at least 18 years-old, and not currently incarcerated by reason of a felony conviction. The deadline to register in the City Council election is October 18th.

1. Registering Online

Residents with a Massachusetts driver's license or state ID card can use online voter registration.

2. Registering By Mail

Residents who are unable to register online can complete the voter registration form and mail it to the Cambridge Election Commission (51 Inman Street, 1st floor, Cambridge, MA 02139)

3. Registering In Person

Residents can also vote in-person at the Cambridge Election Commission.


How to vote in the city council election

1. Vote in person at your nearest location on Tuesday, November 7th.

2. Vote with an absentee ballot

  • Friday, November 3rd                                                                                                                                                          

Election Commission Office will be open 8:30am-5:00pm for over-the-counter absentee voting.

  • Saturday, November 4th                                                                                                                        

Election Commission Office will be open 9:00am-5:00pm for over-the counter absentee voting.

  • Monday, November 6th                                                                                                                       

12:00pm is the deadline to apply for absentee ballots, either mail-in or over-the-counter voting.

  • Tuesday, November 7th                                                                                                                                    

All absentee ballots must arrive at the Election Commission Office by 8:00pm to be counted.


What is rank-choice voting?

Rank-choice voting is the method of voting used to elect Cambridge City Councillors. Registered voters may vote for as many of the candidates listed on the ballot, but must rank them in order of preference. If more than one oval for any candidate is bubbled, the vote for the candidate becomes invalid and is not counted. Learn more about voting here

We are asking for your #1 vote this November!