2009 Cambridge Municipal Election Calendar

Wed, July 1: Municipal Election Nomination Papers available at Election Commission office, 8:30am-5:00pm.

Fri, July 31: 5:00pm deadline to submit nomination papers & statements of financial interest for candidates.

Fri, Aug 14: 5:00pm deadline for Election Commission to certify signatures on nomination papers.

Tues, Aug 18: 5:00pm deadline for municipal candidates to file withdrawal of nomination.

Wed, Oct 14: 8:00pm deadline to register to vote in municipal election. In person registration hours are 8:30am to 8:00pm at Election Commission office only. (Mail in registration must be postmarked by Oct 14).

Mon, Oct 26: 5:00pm deadline for School Committee candidates and Political Committees to file Municipal Campaign & Political Finance Reports. (City Council candidates should consult their OCPF packets regarding depository-filing requirements).

Fri, Oct 30: Election Commission will be open 8:30am to 5:00pm for over-the-counter absentee voting.

Sat, Oct 31: Election Commission office will be open 9:00am to 5:00pm for over-the-counter absentee voting.

Mon, Nov 2: Noontime deadline to apply for absentee ballot, either for mail-in or over-the-counter voting.

Tues, Nov 3: Municipal Election. Polls are open 7:00am until 8:00pm.
All absentee ballots (except Overseas Absentee Ballots) must arrive at the Election Commission office by 8:00pm to be counted. Overseas Absentee Ballots are due by 5:00pm on Friday, November 13th, but must be postmarked by November 3rd.

Ballot count begins at Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square after the polls close. However, Overseas Absentee Ballots and Provisional Ballots will be counted on Friday, November 13th at 5:00pm.

Wed, Nov 4: 9:00am-5:00pm. Ballot count resumes at Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square.

Office hours:
Mondays: 8:30am to 8:00pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Fridays: 8:30am to Noon

Holidays: The Election Commission will be closed for the following holidays: (Friday) July 3rd and (Monday) July 6h (Fourth of July); (Monday) September 7th (Labor Day); and (Monday) October 12th (Columbus Day).