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Belmont Votes Today: Special General Election for US Representative

Polls will remain open until 8 p.m. tonight.

Today Belmont joins the cities and towns within the 5th US Congressional District for a Special General Election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of U.S. Rep. Edward Markey.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Who can vote

This is a general special election so unlike party primaries which limits the election to those registered party voters, today, all registered voters are eligible to vote.

List of the candidates on the ballot

Check out who is running from the Secretary of State's web site.

Transportation to the polls

The League of Women Voters of Belmont is offering rides to the polls from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 617-771-8500 to schedule transportation.

Questions about or during voting

Most questions – including who is eligible to vote in Belmont – that arise during voting can be answered by the precinct warden at the polling station. Other questions should be addressed to the Town Clerk's Office at 617-993-2600.

Voting Info

Polling locations: To find polling locations and precincts, click here.

Where do I vote?

Some questions voters may have today:

I'm listed as a voter, but it says "Inactive" next to my name. What does that mean?
Inactive status merely means that you did not return this year's census which is mailed to every household in Belmont, per Massachusetts General Laws AND the voter did not return the pre-paid postcard notifying individuals of the change from active to active status.

Can I still vote even though I'm "Inactive"?
Yes, an "Inactive" voter may still vote but first must provide adequate identification proving the voter's identity and current place of residence.

How do I return to "active" status?
There are two ways to convert from Inactive to Active Status. One at the polls on Election Day and one by appearing in person at the Town Clerk's office at least 20 DAYS BEFORE Election Day. Whichever the voter chooses, proper identification must be shown and a form must be completed. Signing and returning the yearly census is the easiest way to keep your name on the active voter list.

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