Monday, November 05, 2007

Election Day and Night

Tuesday, November 6th is a municipal election in Boston. On the ballot for residents of Allston-Brighton: (1) District 9 City Councilor [open seat]; and (2) four City Councilors-At-Large.

Polls are open 7:00 am - 8:00 pm.

After the polls close, you can head over to the campaigns' after-election parties. The Ciommo campaign provided the location for their event, but the Glennon campaign did not respond to email or a ...  but, aha!, the TAB's blog has the information.

Mark Ciommo post-election party
Tuesday, November 6th
Starts around 8:15 pm
Corrib Pub, 396 Market Street, Brighton, MA 02135

Greg Glennon post-election party
Tuesday, November 6th
Start time:  ???
Cafe Brazil, 421 Cambridge Street, Allston, MA 02134

Voter Information Guide. In case you haven't seen all the Election 2007 related voter information, load the full website of the Brighton Centered Blog and look at the links at the right-hand-side of the page. Transcripts, audio recordings, questionnaires, interviews, campaign finance reports -- as well as analysis and critical commentary. There is literally no shortage of information about the candidates in this election.

League of Women Voters has a thorough guide detailing everything you need to know about voting.

Note:  if the precinct doesn't seem to have you on their list of registered voters, then request a provisional ballot.  If they won't give you a provisional ballot, then call the City of Boston Elections Department at 617-635-3767 and they will "gladly assist you."

Who to vote for?
For the Allston-Brighton District 9 City Council seat there are two final candidates: Mark Ciommo and Greg Glennon.

For Boston City Councilor-At-Large, you may vote for up to four candidates among: Felix Arroyo, John Connolly, William Estrada, Michael Flaherty, Matthew Geary, Martin Hogan, Stephen Murphy, David Wyatt, and Sam Yoon.

Where to vote? Just go to "Where Do I Vote (MA)?"

Note that a few A-B precincts have changed their poll locations. If you go to a polling place and your name is not on the list of registered voters -- but you believe that your registration may still be current -- then request a provisional ballot. You vote now, and then the elections officials will sort it all out later.

When to vote? Polls open 7:00 am -- 8:00 pm. Usually, voters who are in line by 8:00 pm are allowed to vote, no matter how long it takes to process through the queue.

Election Results? Probably at the City of Boston's Current Elections website.

How often to vote? Once per registered voter, please.

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