Election Day In Massachusetts—What You Need To Know

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — It's Election Day in Massachusetts on Tuesday, and residents of dozens of cities and towns across the Commonwealth will cast ballots in local races.

"Fifty-eight communities will be voting, making choices that affect people where they live," Galvin said. "Schools, public safety, transportation, zoning ... these are the most important elections to have a roll in, and you have a great say in it because, unfortunately, the turnout tends to be low."

There are several mayoral races taking place, including those in Revere, Springfield, Somerville, Worcester, and Medford.

Here's everything you need to know going into the polls!

Your voting status

First of all, if you're unsure if you're registered to vote, visit the Massachusetts Secretary of State's website to find your voter registration status. You shouldn't need to re-register unless you've moved, changed your name, or haven't voted in the last four years—and, of course, if you would like to change your party affiliation.

If you're not sure where to vote, the Secretary of State's website has a "find your polling location" tool for that, too.

What towns are voting?

For a full list of cities and towns holding municipal elections—as well as polling hours in each city and town—click here.

There are variable hours, with some towns not opening polls until as late as noon, so check ahead.

What's on the ballot in Boston?

Voters in Boston will choose at-large city councilors, as well as voting for city councilors in their respective districts.

Also on the ballot is a citywide non-binding question asking voters if they support the renaming of Roxbury's Dudley Square to Nubian Square.

Bostonians can view a sample ballot for their district on the city's website, here.

What to do if you have issues

Massachusetts Secretary of State Bill Galvin said anyone with questions or problems about voting should call 1-800-462-VOTE.

"It's usually better to start with your local officials tomorrow, because these are local elections, but if they continue to have a problem, call us, we'll be here all day," he said.

Galvin spoke with WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal about the upcoming elections on Monday. Listen to that interview below.

Galvin also noted that Massachusetts' presidential primary is on March 3—less than four months away—and voting registration will be open for that until February 11.

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports

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