Elections, Voting & Campaign Finance

View information for past elections, voting results, and financial reports. For MA voting information, you can find more on the Secretary of State's Election Division website.

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Elections / Voting

2024 Election Info
NOTE: Check your voter registration status for the upcoming elections via the Online Voter Registration System (OVR) here. 
The Presidential Primary will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.  The State Primary will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2024.  The State Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024.  The elections will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

2024 Election Calendar

INFORMATION FOR THE MARCH 5, 2024 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY:
  • Voter Registration Deadline
    • In-Person: Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the City Clerk's Office, 500 Broadway, Room 209.
    • Online: Saturday, September 24, 2024 by 11:59 p.m.
    • By Mail: Must be postmarked by February 24th
  • In-Person Early Voting will take place Saturday, February 24th through Friday, March 1st, at the City Clerk's Office, 500 Broadway, Room 209, Chelsea, MA 02150.
    • Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Monday, February 26, 2024 through Friday, March 1, 2024 during regular business hours (M, W, Th: 8-4 p.m., Tues: 8-7 p.m. & F: 8-12 p.m.) 
  • Vote by Mail Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 by 5 p.m.
  • Warrant for Presidential Primary
  • Sample Ballots:
  • Polling Hours: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Voting Locations
Here is a list of voting locations for each district. Find out which district you belong to from our interactive map. For more information on your ward and precinct, click here.

FIND THE DISTRICT MAP HERE.


District 1 Voting Locations
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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 1
St. Rose School  
580 Broadway

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 3 Precinct 3 
Williams School Auditorium
Arlington Street Entrance

Ward 3 Precinct 4
Williams School Auditorium 
Arlington Street Entrance

District 5 Voting Locations:

Ward 1 Precinct 3 
Williams School Auditorium
Arlington Street Entrance

Ward 1 Precinct 4
Williams School Auditorium 
Arlington Street Entrance

District 6 Voting Locations:

Ward 1 Precinct 1
Williams School Auditorium
Arlington Street Entrance

Ward 1 Precinct 2
Williams School Auditorium 
Arlington Street Entrance

District 7 Voting Locations:

Ward 2 Precinct 3
Williams School Auditorium
Arlington Street Entrance 

Ward 2 Precinct 4
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 Entrance

 

Redistricting in Chelsea


REDISTRICTING IN CHELSEA

What is Redistricting?
Redistricting is the process of drawing electoral district boundaries, following the completion of the U.S. Census every ten years.  The districts are reviewed every ten years following the release of the Census data to ensure that the districts reflect changes in population and diversity. As of September of 2022, some voters have a different polling location according to their new district. Those affected by the change were notified by postcard last year.

Where do I vote?
For more information on your voting location and/or ward and precinct, click here.  

To check your voter registration status, click here

DISTRICT 1: PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING (FIRE STATION), AT SAGAMORE AND CHEEVER STREET

  • Ward 4 Precinct 2
  • Ward 4 Precinct 3

DISTRICT 2 & 3: SAINT ROSE SCHOOL, 580 BROADWAY

  • District 2 - Ward 3 Precinct 1
  • District 2 - Ward 4 Precinct 4
  • District 3 - Ward 3 Precinct 2
  • District 3 - Ward 4 Precinct 1

DISTRICT 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8: WILLIAMS SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, ARLINGTON STREET ENTRANCE

  • District 4 - Ward 3 Precinct 3
  • District 4 - Ward 3 Precinct 4
  • District 5 - Ward 1 Precinct 3
  • District 5 - Ward 1 Precinct 4
  • District 6 - Ward 1 Precinct 1
  • District 6 - Ward 1 Precinct 2
  • District 7 - Ward 2 Precinct 3
  • District 7 - Ward 2 Precinct 4
  • District 8 - Ward 2 Precinct 1
  • District 8 - Ward 2 Precinct 2
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Absentee Ballots and Vote by Mail
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 may be submitted in-person, by mail, by email, by fax 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 about Absentee Voting can be found on the Secretary of State's website here

VOTING BY MAIL
No-excuse early voting by mail is available in all state elections, state primaries, presidential primaries and most local elections. These ballots are known as "Vote by Mail' ballots and can be requested using the Vote by Mail application:
You may also submit your application for a Vote by Mail ballot in-person, online, by mail, by email, by fax or by drop-box (the green mailbox located outside of City Hall at the Washington Avenue entrance).  Please note, any written request with your signature is an acceptable application. Electronic signature (of wet signature), scanned applications and photos of applications are acceptable; however, typed signatures on applications cannot be accepted unless you are a voter who requires accommodations due to physical disability.  If you are unable to sign your application or mark your ballot by hand due to disability, visit the state's info page about voting with disabilities for information on requesting an accommodation.  

More information regarding Vote by Mail and Early Voting can be found on the Secretary of State's website here.

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

Campaign Finance Reports

Campaign Finance Reports ending December 31, 2023
Campaign Finance Reports ending October 20, 2023
Campaign Finance Reports ending September 8, 2023
Here are the Campaign Finance Reports ending September 8, 2023. For more information, please visit the website of the Office of Campaign and Political Finance here.

DISTRICT 4 CITY COUNCIL:
DISTRICT 7 SCHOOL COMMITTEE: 
Campaign Finance Reports ending December 31, 2022
Here are the Campaign Finance Reports ending December 31, 2022. For more information, please visit the website of the Office of Campaign and Political Finance here.

CITY COUNCIL

SCHOOL COMMITTEE
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 Sept. 1, 2017
Campaign Finance Reports ending October 20, 2017
Campaign Finance Reports ending Dec. 31, 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