Last day for early voting in Boston

Today is the last chance for Bostonians to cast their ballots early in the midterm elections. Everyone else will have to trek over to their local polling station on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to vote normally.

Early voting begins on Oct. 22 at sites across Boston

According to the Boston Elections Department, 25,861 people voted early across the city by the end of Thursday, a wide berth short of the 2016 tally of about 47,500 early votes.

But that was a presidential election year and early votes accounted for around 16 percent of all ballots cast that cycle. In Boston's last midterm election in November 2014, without an early voting option, 161,115 people voted.

Almost 2,400 people voted at City Hall on Thursday, and this past Saturday was the busiest day so far with 4,715 votes cast at pop-up locations around the city. Downtown areas have seen the greatest early voting turnout on the whole.

Early voters can stop by City Hall until 5 p.m. Friday to get in ahead of the election day crowd. For more information, visit the city's website.


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