Voting Information for Boston 2022 Elections

REGISTER TO VOTE By Saturday, August 27 at 5 pm:

•In person: 1 CITY HALL SQUARE, ROOM 241

•Online here 

YOUR POLLING LOCATION MAY HAVE CHANGED: Precinct boundaries for Ward 19, precincts 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9 have changed (along with many precincts in other wards)

KNOW YOUR PRECINCT, POLLING LOCATION and new DISTRICTS:

•Find out your voting status (including precinct and new districts) here.

•Find your polling location (including precinct and new districts) here.

  City presentation on reprecincting is here (see slides 61-64 for Ward 19)

PRIMARY is Tuesday, September 6

VOTE BY MAIL (submit an application before 5 pm on Monday, August 29)

To return your ballot in person instead of mailing it:

•You have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to drop off your ballot at dropbox locations around the city

•Locations to be posted soon here 

•You can also drop off your ballot at any early voting location during the City’s early voting period.

EARLY VOTING

•Early Voting starts August 27, 2022 and ends on September 2, 2022, 5 pm 

•Times and locations (in additon to City Hall) will be available here

•Any voter registered in Boston can vote at any early voting location. 

•You don’t need an excuse or reason to vote early.

Committee-Sponsored Forum with all Candidates for 15th Suffolk House District and 2d Suffolk Senate: July 21, 6:30 pm

The Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee will host a Zoom Forum on July 21, 2022 with all candidates for the 15th Suffolk House District and 2nd Suffolk Senate District. All eight candidates – four for the House seat and four for the Senate seat — are committed to participate. Both are open seats in the Fall election. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Candidates for 15th Suffolk House district are Richard Fierro, Roxanne Longoria, Sam Montano, Mary Ann Nelson. 

Candidates for 2nd Suffolk Senate district are Rev. Miniard Culpepper, Rep. Nika Elugardo, Rep. Liz Miranda, Former Sen. Dianne Wilkerson. 

Current elected officials are invited to attend and speak briefly at the beginning as our honored guests.

Attendees are encouraged to register in advance here. You will receive a confirmation and link to the event.

The Zoom Forum schedule:6:30-6:40: Greetings from Ward 19 and honored guests
6:40-7:35: 15th Suffolk House Forum
7:35-8:30: 2nd Suffolk Senate Forum
8:30-8:40: Closing 

This is one of only a few opportunities for voters to hear the thoughts and opinions of all candidates  regarding the issues that are critical to voters in this part of the city. The Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee wants help voters be prepared to vote in the upcoming preliminary election on September 6, 2022 and the final election on November 8, 2022. 

Committee endorses Fair Share Amendment

At its meeting on Monday, April 4, the Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee voted to endorse the Fair Share Amendment, which will be on the 2022 ballot.

The Fair Share Amendment is a proposal to amend the Massachusetts Constitution, creating an additional tax of four percentage points on the portion of a person’s annual income above $1 million. The new revenue, approximately $2 billion a year, would be spent on “quality public education and affordable public colleges and universities, and for the repair and maintenance of roads, bridges and public transportation.” To ensure that the amendment continues to apply only to the highest income taxpayers, who have the ability to pay more, the $1 million threshold would be adjusted each year to reflect cost-of-living increases.

For further information and to take action, use this link.

Ward 19 elects delegates to June state convention

At its caucus on March 5, 2022, Democrats in Ward 19 elected the following people to represent it at the state convention on June 3-4, 2022. Alternates attend the full convention and become full voting delegates if one or more delegates are unable to attend. Congratulations to all!

Many thanks to the over 100 voters, guests, and candidates for office who attended the caucus, and for the patience of voters and delegate candidates who waited through the technical issues that extended the voting process. We all look forward to meeting in person next year!

Attention Students and Recent Graduates: JFK Scholarship and Joe Moakley Internship Program applications due soon

The deadline for applications to the JFK Scholarship and Joe Moakley Internship Program is next Tuesday! This spring, MassDems interns will learn about our caucus and convention process, as well as help us prepare for our 2022 coordinated campaign. 

Click here to forward scholarship and internship information to students and recent graduates in your network. Applications are due this upcoming Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 5 PM, so please share this information ASAP.

Our spring cohort of Moakley interns is expected to run from March 28th to May 16th and is a part time, virtual internship that averages 20 hours per week at $15 per hour. JFK Scholarship recipients will be awarded $3,000 to support their Democratic organizing or other political work. JFK Scholarship recipients may intern with the MassDems.

Applicants must be registered Democrats in Massachusetts (applicants ineligible to vote should provide proof of engagement with a Democratic or service organization), and must be currently enrolled in a two or four year college or university, a trade or apprenticeship program, or be a recent high school, college, or post-secondary program graduate. You can view all eligibility requirements and the full application at massdems.org/intern.

MassDems interns have gone on to join campaigns, run government offices, and lead Democratic organizations across the country–and many of them have even joined our own office as staff. If you know anyone who may be interested in applying, make sure they submit their application before 5 PM this Tuesday, February 22, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Convention Director Joe Sherlock at joe@massdems.org.