BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston's Mayoral election draws to a close on Tuesday, and only one candidate can emerge victorious. City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu were getting in a few last hours of campaigning on Monday morning. Wu campaigned with Elizabeth Warren in Allston mid-morning Monday, while Essaibi George was in the middle of a 24-hour campaign slog, which began Sunday at around 5:00 PM.
Wu has led Essaibi George in the polls, but whoever wins the election will be the first elected female mayor in Boston's nearly 400-year history.
Voting and the Polls:
You can find out if you are registered to vote at the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website, here. That website will tell voters where their own polling station is. Polls city-wide are open between 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM, and the city has published a list of all candidates and issues on the ballot. If you aren't registered to vote yet, it is, unfortunately, too late. Those who requested a mail-in ballot but have not yet mailed it in can put it in one of the city's drop-boxes.
Two city councilors said over the weekend that a number of people in South Boston hadn't received a mail-in ballot, even though they requested one. Anyone in that situation should vote in person, they said.
Other Issues on the Ballot:
In addition to the mayoral race, there are a number of City Council races in play, and three ballot questions. Question 1 would give the city council more power to amend and introduce parts of the city budget. Question 2 asks whether an electric substation should be built in East Boston, and Question 3 would allow the people of Boston to elect the School Committee — they're appointed by the mayor now.
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