Elections, Voting & Campaign Finance

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Elections / Voting

2022 Election Info
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The State Primary will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 and the State Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 from 7am - 8pm. 

November 8, 2022 State Election Information:

  • Voter Registration Deadline: Saturday, October 29, 2022
    • IN-PERSON: Saturday, October 29th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the City Clerk's Office, 500 Broadway, Room 209, Chelsea, MA.
    • ONLINE: October 29th by 11:59 p.m.
    • BY MAIL: Must be postmarked by October 29th
  • Vote by Mail Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2022 by 5 p.m.
  • Early Voting In-Person will take place from October 22 - November 4, 2022 at the City Clerk's Office, 500 Broadway, Room 209, Chelsea, MA. 
    • Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Monday through Friday - During regular business hours from October 24th through November 4 (Mon., Wed., Thurs. 8 -4 p.m., Tues. 8-7 p.m. & Fri. 8-12 p.m.)
    • Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Polling Hours: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • On Ballot: Representative in Congress, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Auditor, Governor's Council, State Senator, State Representative, District Attorney, Sheriff, County Commissioner (only in certain counties), statewide ballot questions.*
*Ballots in some counties and communities may have additional local offices and questions.

September 6, 2022 State Primary Election Information:

  • Voter Registration Deadline
    • IN-PERSON: Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the City Clerk's Office, 500 Broadway, Room 209, Chelsea, MA. 
  • Vote by Mail Application Deadline: Monday, August 29, 2022 by 5 p.m.
  • Early Voting will take place from Saturday, August 27th through Friday, September 2nd, 2022. Here is the schedule
    • Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Monday, Wednesday & Thursday - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (August 29th, August 31st and Sept. 1st) 
    • Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Friday, September 2, 2022 - 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Polling Hours: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • On Ballot: Representative in Congress, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Auditor, Governor's Council, State Senator, State Representative, District Attorney, Sheriff, County Commissioner (only in certain counties).
  • Warrant for State Primary Election

January 25, 2022 District Election Information:

  • Last Day to Register to Vote for the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School Ballot Question will be Wednesday, January 5, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Clerk's Office, Room 209.
  • Warrant for District Election Ballot Question
  • Boston Globe Legal Notice of District Election
  • Absentee Ballot Application, available in English or Spanish. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is 5:00 p.m. on the 4th business day prior to the election.  The deadline to vote by absentee ballot in-person is noon the day before each Election in the City Clerk's Office/Election Department. 
  • Sample Ballot for the District Election being held on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in CITY HALL, City Council Chambers, 500 Broadway, Chelsea MA 02150.  For this Special Election, all polling locations have been condensed to one location, which is CHELSEA CITY HALL from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk's Office/Election Department at 617-466-4050.
Voting Locations
Here is a list of voting locations for each district. Find out which district you belong to from our interactive map.

District 1 Voting Locations:

Ward 4 Precinct 2 
Public Safety Building
Sagamore Avenue & Cheever Street

Ward 4 Precinct 3
Public Safety Building 
Sagamore Avenue & Cheever Street

District 2 Voting Locations:

Ward 3 Precinct 4
Williams School Auditorium 
Arlington Street Entrance

Ward 4 Precinct 4
St. Rose School 
580 Broadway

District 3 Voting Locations:

Ward 3 Precinct 2
St. Rose School 
580 Broadway

Ward 4 Precinct 1
St. Rose School
580 Broadway

District 4 Voting Locations:

Ward 1 Precinct 1 
Williams School Auditorium
Arlington Street Entrance

Ward 1 Precinct 4
Williams School Auditorium 
Arlington Street Entrance

District 5 Voting Locations:

Ward 1 Precinct 3 
Williams School Auditorium
Arlington Street Entrance

Ward 2 Precinct 4
Williams School Auditorium 
Arlington Street Entrance

District 6 Voting Locations:

Ward 1 Precinct 2
Williams School Auditorium
Arlington Street Entrance

Ward 2 Precinct 3
Williams School Auditorium 
Arlington Street Entrance

District 7 Voting Locations:

Ward 3 Precinct 1
St. Rose School
580 Broadway

Ward 3 Precinct 3
Williams School Auditorium 
Arlington Street Entrance

District 8 Voting Locations:

Ward 2 Precinct 1 
Williams School Auditorium
Arlington Street Entrance

Ward 2 Precinct 2
Williams School Auditorium
Arlington Street Entrane
Absentee Ballots
Voters who are unable to vote on Election Day because of physical disability, religious beliefs or absence from the city may vote by absentee ballot.

Applications for mail-in ballots may be obtained from the City Clerk's Office or the Secretary of State.


Applications may be submitted in-person, by mail or by drop box (the green mailbox located outside of City Hall at the Washington Avenue entrance).  A family member may submit an absentee application for someone. The voter or the family member must sign all applications, under the pains and penalties of perjury, before a ballot will be made available. You may also return the completed application via email by scanning it to Vote@chelseama.gov

If you will be absent from Chelsea for an extended period of time, you may submit a single application for All Elections occurring within the calendar year the application is accepted.  

More information regarding Absentee and Early Voting can be found here.

Overseas voters may find information regarding the Federal Write-In Ballot here
Election Results

Campaign Finance Reports

Campaign Finance Reports ending December 31, 2021
Campaign Finance Reports ending October 15, 2021
Campaign Finance Reports ending Dec. 31, 2020
Campaign Finance Reports ending Dec. 31, 2019
Campaign Finance Reports ending Dec. 31, 2018
Campaign Finance Reports ending Dec. 31, 2017
Campaign Finance Reports ending October 20, 2017
Campaign Finance Reports ending Sept. 1, 2017
Campaign Finance Reports ending Dec. 31, 2016
Campaign Finance Reports ending Sept. 2013
Campaign Finance Reports ending Oct. 2013
Campaign Finance Reports ending Dec. 2013
Campaign Finance Reports ending Aug. 26, 2011
Campaign Finance Reports ending Oct. 21, 2011
Campaign Finance Reports ending Dec. 31, 2011
Campaign Finance Reports ending Dec. 31, 2010