Election Department

The Election Department conducts all municipal, state and federal elections within the City of Quincy. This Department maintains and equips 31 precincts for the public to vote in a convenient and accessible manner. Elections are mandated by City Charter. The Election Department maintains all census files for the City, assists in the Federal Governments census and maintains street lists that are mandated by Chapter 52, Section 4 of the Massachusetts General Laws. In addition the Election Department prepares a list for the Jury Commissioner, conducts voter registration drives, processes nomination papers and works with the Secretary of State Central Voter Registration System. 

Voting on Election Day – What You Need to Know / Bring:

Do NOT go to the POLLS if you are sick or have been exposed leading up to Election Day. Call (on Election Day) 617-376-1144 for voting options from home

  • Wear a Face Covering
  • Bring a Pen – Blue or Black ink –or Paper Mate Flair recommended (machines will not read red / highlighters; Pencil / crayons cause issues with tabulator breakdowns)
  • Bring a Clip Board or Book to mark your ballot on (if you don’t want to use a Voting Booth)
  • Bring an ID – in some cases voters will be required to show an ID. That ID can be anything (license, a bill, email) but the voter name and address must match how you are registered.
  • Don’t touch your face while at the polling location
  • Maintain Social Distancing – keep 6’ away from anyone not from your household
  • Keep your ballot dry and free from hand sanitizers - Do not use hand sanitizer while handling your ballot and be sure your voting booth is dry as it will cause issues tabulator breakdowns SAVE TIME & AGGRAVATION

Know Before You Go:

  1. Am I a registered voter & what is my party enrollment?
    • The deadline to register to vote in the November 03, 2020 Presidential Election is October 24, 2020. You may register to vote or change your party enrollment online at: www.sec.state.ma.us or www.registertovotema.com
  2. Unenrolled (independent) voters will need to choose which primary ballot type they want to vote on.
    • Voters who are registered in a particular party (Democrat, Republican, Green-Rainbow, Libertarian) MUST take that party ballot type - verify your party enrollment or change your party enrollment prior to deadline.
  3. Is my voter status "active"?
    • Per state law, voters must return their signed street list census forms annually to the City Clerk’s office to maintain an active voter status. Inactive voters are still eligible to vote but will be required to complete additional forms and show an ID at the polls in order to vote. Check you voter status online by clicking here.
  4. What is my voting Precinct?
    • Voters are strongly encouraged to know what precinct they will be voting in before arriving at the polls. A greeter who will be managing the lines and providing entrance authorization to maximize social distancing within the polls will have the ability to look up your precinct – but this will likely slow down lines at the polls. Check your precinct online by clicking here.  To find your polling place, please click here
  5. What will I be voting on?
    • Educated voters will reduce the amount of time necessary in the voting booths and reduce lines and crowding while voting.

Our Commitment to Keeping Voters Safe:

  • Voting Booths will be cleaned throughout the day
  • Sanitized pens will be provided to those who need to borrow one
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided

Every effort will be made to promote social distancing, including protecting the City Poll Workers ALL Poll Workers MUST:

  • Wear a Face Covering
  • Sanitize hand regularly
  • Work 6 ft. away
  • Provide clean voting environment
  • UV Sanitizer Wand pens and booths
  • Spray disinfectant regularly.


Board of Registrars of Voters

Nicole L. Crispo
Rev. John C. Swanson
 Michael F. Grindlay John P. Dumas 

Election Department Staff

Linda Bowes
Administrative Assistant
(617) 376-1144
Vincent Au
(617) 376-1142
Amanda Sousa
(617) 376-1143


Resident Books are available for purchase at the Election Department.  To order, please call:  (617) 376-1144