The City of Woburn will hold municipal elections in calendar year 2023 for the offices of Mayor, Councilor At Large, Ward Councilor and School Committee Members. A Preliminary Election has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 5, 2023, 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 Councilor-at-Large, three or more candidates for Ward Councilor, 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 7, 2023. Polls are open for both elections from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The 2023 Municipal Election calendar is at 2023 Municipal Election Calendar.
Here are answers to the most asked city election questions…
Who is on my ballot? Please see links below to the specimen ballots, scroll down to your Ward ballot to see your candidates: [Links to Specimen Ballots will be below once 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 5, 2023 Preliminary Election is August 25, 2023 and the deadline to register to vote in the November 7, 2023 Municipal Election is October 27, 2023. You can register now for all future elections online at Register to Vote.
Is there in-person early voting for municipal elections? No. There are no dates for in-person early voting for the 2023 Municipal Election. However, you may Vote by Mail or if meet certain criteria, you may qualify to vote by Absentee Ballot. For more information, please see questions below.
Is there vote by mail for the municipal elections? Yes. No-excuse early voting by mail (“Vote by Mail”) is available for the 2023 Municipal Election. The deadline to file an application for Vote by Mail is August 28, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. for the 2023 Preliminary Election, and October 31, 2023 for the 2023 Municipal Election. For an application, please click the following link 2023 Vote by Mail Application. For more information, you may go to Vote by Mail.
When can I vote by absentee ballot? For the Preliminary Election September 5, 2023, the deadline to file an application for an absentee ballot by mail is August 28, 2023 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 1, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. For the Municipal Election November 7, 2023, the deadline to file an application for an absentee ballot by mail is October 31, 2023 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 6, 2023 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. For more information on absentee ballots, including criteria and application, please follow the link to Absentee Voting.
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).