State Primaries are Being Held in Boston, Thursday, Sept 8

In Boston, the Massachusetts state primary will be held on Thursday, September 8. Polls will open at 7:00am and close at 8pm.

This year, the State Primaries will also coincide with the opening of the Boston Public Schools. In order to guide voter traffic the Election Department is providing additional staff at Boston Public School locations that are voting sites.

Throughout Boston, there will be 1,600 poll workers to staff the more than 170 polling locations that cover about 255 precincts.

Ballots have been printed for Boston’s 396,246 registered voters that include 210,752 in the Democratic Party, 25,626 in the Republican Party, 2,062 in the United Independent Party, and 564 in the Green-Rainbow Party.

For the 157,242 unenrolled or Independents may choose one party’s ballot to vote with.

All polling places will be equipped with an Automark machine, which assists voters with sensory and physical limitations in marking their ballots. The machine also provides translation assistance.

Below is a guide to who is running, where you can vote, and where you can find additional information on the candidates running for office:


Voting Locations

To find out where you’re registered to vote visit

You still have until October 19 to register to vote for the presidential election. You can now register online at

All absentee ballot applications must be in the possession of the Elections Department by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

On the Ballot

To find out what districts you are located in visit:


Representatives in Congress for Boston:

Seventh District:

Democrat, Michael E. Capuano of 172 Central St., Somerville, Candidate for Re-nomination

To learn more about this candidate visit


Eighth District:

Democrat, Stephen F. Lynch of 55 G St., Boston, candidate for re-nomination.

Republican, William Burke of 64 Bromfield St., Quincy.

To learn more about the candidates visit, and


Massachusetts Governor’s Councillor Districts:

The Massachusetts Governor’s Council is composed of eight individuals elected from districts, and the Lieutenant Governor who serves ex officio. They are elected from their respective districts every two years.


Councillor in the Sixth District:

Democrat, Terrerence W. Kennedy of 3 Stafford Rd., Lynnfield, Present Governor’s Councillor; candidate for re-nomination

Democrat, Stephen Borelli, 24 Hanover Ave., Boston

Democrat, Richard J. DiMeo, 50 Monmouth St., Boston


Second Suffolk & Middlesex District

William N. Brownsberger of 120 Gilbert Rd., Belmont


Representative in General Court:

Eighth District

Democrat, Jay D. Livingstone of 19 Revere St., Boston, current state representative.


Seventh District

(Filling spot for Gloria Fox who is retiring)

Democrat, Monica Cannon of 6 Fenno St., Boston

Democrat, Marydith E Tuitt of 25 Dale St., Boston

Democrat, Chynah Tyler of 59 Dudley St., Boston


Sheriff, Suffolk County:

The Sheriff of Suffolk County manages all operations at the Suffolk County House of Correction, the Nashua Street Jail and the Civil Process Division.

Democrat, Steven W. Tompkins of 196 Williams Ave., Boston, Present Sheriff; candidate for Re-nomination

Democrat, Alexander Rhalimi of 34 Highland St., Revere

To learn more about the candidates visit and


Register of Deeds (To Fill Vacancy), Suffolk District:

Thomas M. Ryan is the temporary Register of Deeds who is the official responsible for maintaining a permanent public record of all properly drawn legal documents submitted by the public relative to real estate including deeds, mortgages, surveyor and architect plans.

Democrat, Douglas Bennet of 37 South Munroe Ter., Boston

Democrat, Stepanie L. Everett, 197 Manchester St., Boston

Democrat, Katherine V. Forde, 670 Hyde Park Ave., Boston

Democrat, Michael B. Mackan, 39 Bearse Ave., Boston

Democrat, Stephen J. Murphy, 141 Warren Ave., Boston, former City Council President, County Commissioner.

Democrat, Paul f. Nutting, JR., 385 Savin Hill Ave., Boston

Democrat, Jeffrey Michael Ross, 554 B Massachusetts Ave., Boston


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