Looking ahead to the City Municipal Elections

The City of Woburn will hold municipal elections in calendar year 2021 for the offices of Mayor, Alderman At Large, Ward Alderman and School Committee Members. A Preliminary Election has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 14, 2021, if needed. There will be a Preliminary Election for a particular office if there are three or more candidates for Mayor, five or more candidates for Alderman-at-Large, three or more candidates for Ward Alderman, or eleven or more candidates for School Committee. If a particular office does not meet those participation levels, candidates for that office will appear on the Municipal Election ballot without a Preliminary Election. The Municipal Election will be held citywide on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Polls are open for both elections from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The 2021 Municipal Election calendar is at 2021 Municipal Election Calendar

Here are answers to the most asked city election questions…

Who is on my ballot? Follow this link to the specimen ballots, scroll down to your Ward ballot to see your candidates: Specimen ballots will be posted when available

What Ward am I in? Follow this link to find your Ward and Precinct: What Ward am I in?

Where do I vote? Follow this link to find your polling place: Where do I vote?

Am I registered to vote: Follow this link to find out: Am I registered to vote?

I checked and it says I am “inactive”, can I still vote? Yes but you must bring an identification with you that lists your name and address as it appears on the voting list and you will sign a roster stating that you currently and continuously resided at that address since you became an inactive voter. An inactive voter does not mean you do not vote, it means that we did not receive your annual local census form. For more information, go to Inactive Voters

If I am not registered, can I still register for this election? The deadline to register to vote in the September 14, 2021 Preliminary Election is August 25, 2021 and the deadline to register to vote in the November 2, 2021 Municipal Election is October 13, 2021. You can register now for all future elections online at Register to vote

Is there early voting for municipal elections? No, but if you will be out of the city when the polls are open, have a physical inability to get to the polls or have a religious belief that would prevent you from voting on election day, you can vote by absentee ballot. Follow the link for absentee voting information: Voting by absentee ballot

When can I vote by absentee ballot? For the Preliminary Election September 14, 2021, the deadline to file an application for an absentee ballot by mail is September 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. and the deadline to file an application for an absentee ballot in person at the office of the City Clerk is September 13, 2021 at 12:00 noon. For the Municipal Election November 2, 2021, the deadline to file an application for an absentee ballot by mail is October 27, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. and the deadline to file an application for an absentee ballot in person at the office of the City Clerk is November 1, 2021 at 12:00 noon. If a voter has entered a health care facility on or after the seventh day before the election, an absentee ballot can be requested to be delivered to the voter in the facility. Voters can vote absentee over the counter in the office of the City Clerk during regular hours or by mail. The office regular hours are Monday through Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Follow this link for an absentee ballot application: Voting by absentee ballot

Any other questions? Call the Office of the City Clerk at (781) 897-5850 or visit online at www.woburnma.com (but you’re here already).