Guest post by Media and Journalism Specialist Erica Husting.
Happy National Voter Registration Day (NVRD)! Taking place on the fourth Tuesday in September every year, NVRD is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating democracy and promoting voter engagement. Learn more about National Voter Registration Day.
Today is a great day to register to vote! This Fall, the City of Boston is holding its Municipal Elections. The Preliminary Municipal Election was held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023. The general Municipal Election is on November 7, 2023. The Voter Registration Deadline for the general election is October 28, 2023.
Already registered to vote? NVRD is a perfect opportunity to check your voter registration status, familiarize yourself with voting requirements, find your local polling location, learn about upcoming elections, and more.
Below is a roundup of resources to help celebrate National Voter Registration Day:
State and Local Voting Information
This department directs all municipal, state, and federal elections within Boston. The Election Department registers voters, conducts an annual census, and educates the public on voting. It has information about voting, including:
- How to register to vote
How to find out which District City Council race you are voting for in the 2023 Municipal Election
- A comprehensive guide to voting in Boston, which includes new precinct lines, polling locations, ID requirements, and more
- Upcoming elections dates
- Resources for accessible voting options
The Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts publishes information about voting and elections through the Massachusetts Elections Division. Information includes:
- Information about how to register to vote in Massachusetts, including online, by mail, or in person
- Finding your voter registration status
- Massachusetts voting districts
Boston Public Library Resources
- Boston Public Library’s Voting and Elections Guide – Compiled by librarians, this guide contains nonpartisan information on city, state, Congressional, and presidential elections and candidates.
The Boston Public Library doesn’t endorse political candidates.