Amid a global pandemic, historic racial unrest and a faltering economy voters will head to the polls on November 3 during arguably one of the most contentious U.S. Presidential elections since 1860.
Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh reminded Jamaica Plain residents and residents across the city that voter registration deadline for the Nov. 3 election is October 24 and registered voters can begin early voting in the Presidential election later this month.
Walsh also announced that early voting in Boston will begin on Saturday, Oct. 17 and end on Friday Oct. 30.
In Jamaica Plain , the city has expanded early voting operations in the neighborhood.
“We now have 27 unique sites across the city where you can vote early and in-person, including City Hall,” said Walsh. “All of these locations, during the early voting period, are open to all registered voters in Boston. You can vote at any one of them.”
The early voting site in Jamaica Plain will be at the Margarita Muniz Academy Gymnasium at 20 Child Street.
Early voting at this site will be on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“Every voting site will be prepared for health and safety, with social distancing, cleaning, and PPE,” said Walsh. “If you would like to vote by mail, and you haven’t submitted your ballot application yet, you can do so until October 28. You can now apply online at the Secretary of State’s website. The Election Department has started mailing out the first vote-by-mail ballots to those who requested one this week, and will continue to do so as applications are received. When you get your ballot, you should complete it, sign it, and return it with the envelope as soon as possible. It’s important to follow the instructions, step by step. You can mail it in as long as it is postmarked by November 3 and received by the Election Department by November 6.”
Voters can also deposit vote-by-mail ballots at any early voting location while it is open for voting or at a Jamaica Plain ballot dropbox.
Jamaica Plain’s is located at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library at 30 South Street.
The dropbox will be available seven days a week until 8 p.m. until election day on Nov. 3.
The elections and candidates on the Nov. 3 ballot in JP are as follow:
President of the
Donald Trump (Incumbent)
Mike Pence (Running mate)
Kamala D. Harris (Running mate)
Angela Nicole Walker (Running mate)
Spike Cohen (Running mate)
U.S. House Massachusetts District 7
Ayanna Pressley (Incumbent)
Rayla Campbell (Write-in)
Janine Balistreri (Write-in)
Edward J. Markey (Incumbent)
Senate 2nd Suffolk District
Sonia Chang-Diaz (Incumbent)
Massachusetts House of
Elizabeth Malia (Incumbent)
Register of Probate
Felix Arroyo (Incumbent)
Massachusetts Governor’s Council District 4
Christopher Iannella (Incumbent)