BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston's mayoral race will soon be down a few candidates. The race's preliminary election takes place on Tuesday, with five candidates still in the race — Acting Mayor Kim Janey, City Councilors Michelle Wu, Annissa Essaibi George, and Andrea Campbell, and former Boston economic development chief John Barros.
The non-partisan preliminary election round whittles the field down to two. A poll of the race released on Sept. 3 by the data non-profit MassINC showed Michelle Wu with a serious lead at around 30% of those polled, and a very tight race for the second-place spot with Mayor Janey (15%), and Councilors Essaibi George (13%), and Campbell (11%) all attracting similar levels of support. John Barros was running far behind the pack at 4%.
Polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday. Polling stations can be found here on the Secretary of State's website, and voters still in line when polls close at 8:00 will be allowed to vote.
WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports: