Your Vote Matters!

Posted by Boston Organics on Oct 15, 2020 1:15:00 PM

The general election is right around the corner and there's no time like the present to make sure your voting plans are in order. Here are important dates to mark in your calendar and tips to make voting as easy as possible!





Register by Oct 24

Request by Oct 28

Early Voting: Oct 17 - 30

Vote on Nov 3

More details at City of Boston.

important dates

Register to vote

Online by: Oct 24

By mail: Postmarked by Oct 24

In person: Oct 24

Request absentee ballot by Oct 28

Vote early (in-person): Oct 17 to Oct 30

Voting day: Nov 3


Contact-less voting

Mail In

Here are some things to keep in mind if you're taking the contact-less route. It might take some additional planning so here it goes:

1. Request an absentee ballot by: Oct 28

Print and complete (1) application. English, Spanish, Khmer, or Chinese.

Mail your application to: Boston Election Department/1 City Hall Square, Room 241/Boston, MA 02201

Postmarked by Oct 28!

2. When you receive your absentee ballot in the mail, read the instructions carefully, complete it, and mail it back before Nov 3.


drop off box

You can also return your absentee ballot in an official ballot drop-off box/election office. Make sure you're wearing a face mask and/or gloves!

Find an official ballot drop-off box. Drop-in box before Nov 3.


in-person voting

Find out where to cast your vote!

Vote early Oct 17 to Oct 30

Voting on Nov. 3



You should vote for...

Just kidding. We're not telling you who to vote for, but we do hope that you've research the candidates. Especially if you're voting in-person, being prepared will cut down on the time that you're in the polling center -- lowering the risk of being exposed to someone else's germs and freeing up that station for another citizen to vote!

There are many political news sources to choose from, and in the age of the internet all of the information can be a little overwhelming. Thankfully Harvard Kennedy School put together election 2020 resources that can help you make an informed decision. The Ballotpedia webpage has a section that compares candidates based on the policies & issues you care about -- a great way to get a side by side comparison!


don't forget your mask

If you're voting in person or dropping your ballot off at a drop-off box, don't forget a mask! Make sure you know where you're going (drop off boxes/in person polling locations), and the hours of operations. There's a chance there may be a line outside so be prepared for weather. Here are the CDC's tips for you in-person pollsters out there!

Do you have any voting tips or resources? Share in the comments below!

Topics: Boston Organics Community, Food Politics, Community Events, Community, miscellaneous, election

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