I’m an optimist, so I’ll just assume that you are going to vote in our election next week. And since I know you’re going to vote, I thought I’d take a moment and be sure you knew the correct place to vote. The Department of Elections has a great website where all you need to do is enter you address and it will tell you where the correct place to vote is. It also provides accessibilityÂ informationÂ about the voting location, which is also rather handy.
The department’s website contains a wealth of information, including sample ballots, instructions on how to mark your ballot, and information about becoming a registered voter, changing your voter address, and generally everything you might need to know to be a well-informed citizen exercising your duty to vote in elections.
If you don’t want to vote in person next Tuesday, today is the last day you can request a vote-by-mail ballot. The application must be received by the Department of Elections today by 5:00pm. It’s important to note that postmarks don’t do you any good – regardless of when your application was postmarked, the application has to be there today. Which means if you haven’t already mailed it, you would need to drop it off in person today.
And if you won’t be able to make the vote-by-mail deadline and you’ll be out of town or otherwise unavailable to vote next Tuesday, remember that this weekend at city hall early voting will be available. You can vote at City Hall on both Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 4pm. The entrance for early voting is on Grove St.
Finally, if you decide to cast your vote next Tuesday, polling places are open from 7:00am – 8:00pm, so please plan your schedule accordingly!