BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston's preliminary mayoral election is on Tuesday, and the field will be narrowed down to two candidates in the final election this November. Polls citywide are open between 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM, and voters still on line when polls close are still allowed to vote.
If you haven't registered yet, you're out of time for Tuesday's election, but can still register for the general election on November 2, which you'll need to do by October 13.
Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin warned voters not to mail their ballot at this point for the Preliminary election, because it will not be received in time to be counted. If you have a mail-in ballot, Galvin said there are drop boxes around the city that will be accepting mail-in ballots until 8:00 PM Tuesday.
Five major candidates have emerged so far:
- Acting Mayor Kim Janey
- City Councilor Michelle Wu
- City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George
- City Councilor Andrea Campbell
- Former Economic Development Chief John Barros
The election on Tuesday will also include a number of other races that may appear on your ballot, depending on where you live, and all of them are on Boston's elections website, here.
WBZ NewsRadio will be following the election with up-to-the-minute live coverage: