Upcoming Elections

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This year's November 6th general election will determine elected officials for important Massachusetts offices representing Brookline for:

  • U.S Senator
  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Attorney General
  • Secretary of State
  • State Treasurer
  • State Auditor
  • U.S. Representative for Massachusetts 4th District
  • Governor's Council for the 3rd District
  • State Senator for the 1st Middlesex & Norfolk District
  • State Representative for the 10th Suffolk District
  • State Representative for the 15th Norfolk District
  • State Representative for the 15th Suffolk District
  • State Representative for the 18th Suffolk District
  • District Attorney for the Norfolk District

This year's general election will also determine the fate of crucial ballot questions:

  • Question 1, regarding labor conditions for Massachusetts nurses , and placing a limit on the number of patients that may be simultaneously assigned to any individual nurse
  • Question 2, the End Citizens' United question, creating a citizens' commission to advance an amendment to the United States Constitution limiting the influence of money in elections, and establish that corporations do not have the same rights as human beings
  • Question 3, regarding whether to uphold nondiscrimination legal protections for transgender residents that exist under current state law

Be sure to do your part and get out the vote! Email us bdtc@brooklinedems.org or fill out our online contact form if you have any questions.

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Voter Registration

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New to Massachusetts or newly eligible to vote? Do you know someone who is new to the state or a newly eligible voter? The AUGUST 15TH deadline to register to vote, in order to be able to cast a ballot in the SEPTEMBER 4TH statewide primary election has now passed. Don't miss the OCTOBER 17TH the deadline to register and be able to vote in the NOVEMBER 6TH general election. 

If you have a Massachusetts driver’s license, click here to register to vote online.

Click here to visit the Secretary of State’s webpage with complete voter registration info, including downloadable voter registration forms in English, Spanish, Chinese, Khmer, Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Russian, and Vietnamese.

Questions about your voting rights in Massachusetts? Click here to visit the Secretary of State's webpage on the Massachusetts Voters' Bill of Rights. If you feel that your right to vote has been violated in any way, call the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Elections Division at 1-800-462-VOTE (8683). This call is free within Massachusetts.

You can also register to vote in person at the Brookline Town Clerk’s office at 333 Washington St., Room 104, Brookline, MA 02445. They’re open Monday-Wednesday, 8am-5pm; Thursday, 8am-8pm; and Friday, 8am-12:30pm. Click here to visit the Town Clerk’s webpage with voter registration info.

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Absentee Ballot Request

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If you are unable to vote in the September 4 primary election or the November 6th general election, due to being out of town, medical condition, or disability, you should vote by absentee ballot. Click here to visit the Brookline Town Clerk’s webpage with information on voting absentee, including downloadable forms to request an absentee ballot in the mail for yourself or a family member.

Absentee ballots have arrived in town halls and city halls across Massachusetts, which you can submit to the Town Clerk on the same day you receive it. This means that you can both request an absentee ballot and vote in the primary—all in one visit to Town Clerk’s office. This is an especially good option for people who now that will be out of town on September 4, including college students who have moved away from home, but who are still registered voters in Massachusetts. Absentee ballots may be requested at the Town Clerk’s office during normal business hours. Absentee ballots must be returned by mail or submitted in person by 5pm on Friday, August 31 for the primary election. Absentee ballots must be returned by mail or submitted in person by 5pm on Monday, November 5 for the general election.

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Polling Place Info

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Do you know where your polling place location? Do you have a plan for how to get there for the next election? Will getting to the polls on election day require a ride from a family member, friend, or neighbor, or some other special arrangement? Knowing your answers to these questions are important to being an informed and engaged citizen.

All registered voters are assigned to a precinct number at the time of voter registration, based on residential address. Town officials determine voting locations for all registered in a precinct, and those locations generally do not change much between elections. 2018 precinct locations for the Town of Brookline are below. Unsure of your precinct number? Click here to visit the Secretary of State's website and search for your precinct based on your address.

 

Precinct  1
Wheelock College Brookline Campus
(Monmouth Street Entrance)
43 Hawes Street
Brookline, MA 02446

 
 
 

Precinct  2
Young Israel of Brookline
(Side Entrance)
62 Green Street
Brookline, MA 02446

 
 
 

Precinct  3
Theresa Morse Apartments
90 Longwood Avenue
Brookline, MA 02446

 
 
 

Precinct  4
Brookline Town Hall
Room 103
333 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445

 
 
 

Precinct  5
Lincoln School
19 Kennard Road
Brookline, MA 02445

 
 
 

Precinct  6
Brookline High School
Schluntz Gymnasium
115 Greenough Street
Brookline, MA 02445

 
 
 

Precinct  7
Arthur A. O'Shea House
61 Park Street
Brookline, MA 02446

 
 
 

Precinct  8
Young Israel of Brookline
(Side Entrance)
62 Green Street
Brookline, MA 02446

 
 
 

Precinct  9
Brookline Senior Center
93 Winchester Street
Brookline, MA 02446

 
 
 

Precinct 10
John W. Kickham Apartments
190 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446

 
 
 

Precinct 11
Michael Driscoll School
New Gymnasium
(Washington Street Entrance)
64 Westbourne Terrace
Brookline, MA 02446

 
 
 

Precinct 12
Runkle Elementary School
Gymnasium
(Front Entrance)
50 Druce Street
Brookline, MA 02445

 
 
 

Precinct 13
Runkle Elementary School
Gymnasium
(Front Entrance)
50 Druce Street
Brookline, MA 02445

 
 
 

Precinct 14
Heath Elementary School
Gymnasium
100 Eliot Street
Brookline, MA 02467

 
 
 

Precinct 15
Brookline Fire Station #6
962 Hammond Street
Brookline, MA 02467

 
 
 

Precinct 16
Public Library of Brookline
Putterham Branch
959 West Roxbury Parkway
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467