It’s election day in Belmont, with contested races for a number of important positions from Select Board to the Board of Health and Town Meeting. As the turnout experts say: its not enough to just say you intend to vote – you need to make a plan to do so.
So here’s what you need to know to vote in Belmont. Also, refer to the Town Clerk’s voter information page here.
Polling Places and Hours
Polls open at 7AM and close at 8PM. Generally they aren’t too busy for Town elections in April (as turnout is much lower than November). But voting around school drop off or rush hour can be more busy.
Your polling location varies depending on which precinct you live in. The polling places are as follows:
|Precinct||Polling Location||Print Our Picks|
|Precinct 1 Map*||Belmont Public Library, Assembly Room, 336 Concord Avenue||print our P1 picks|
|Precinct 2 Map*||Belmont Town Hall, Select Board Meeting Room, 455 Concord Ave||print our P2 picks|
|Precinct 3 Map||Beech Street Center (Senior Center), 266 Beech Street||print our P3 picks|
|Precinct 4 Map||Daniel Butler School, 90 White Street||print our P4 picks|
|Precinct 5 Map||Beech Street Center (Senior Center), 266 Beech Street||print our P5 picks|
|Precinct 6 Map*||Belmont Fire Headquarters, 299 Trapelo Road||print our P6 picks|
|Precinct 7 Map||Burbank School gym, 266 School Street||print our P7 picks|
|Precinct 8 Map*||Winn Brook School gym, 97 Waterhouse St (enter from Cross St)||print our P8 picks|
If you intend to vote in the Town election you have to be registered to vote in Belmont 20 days (or more) before the election. So if you weren’t already registered to vote in Belmont and did not register with the Town Clerk at least 20 days ago, you may not be able to vote in the Town election, according to the Town Clerk’s website.
What positions are up for election and who is running?
I’m glad you asked. This is exactly the reason we did the Blogging Belmont Candidate’s Survey. You can check it out using the button below.
Who should I vote for?
Again – I’m glad you asked. This is why we published our picks for the contested races in Town, including members of Town Meeting. You can view our choices using the button below.
And remember to tell your friends and neighbors to get to the polls, also! Democracy works best when everyone takes part!