VOTE WITH US on October 29th
Pop-up mini events and activities at early voting locations around the city
This year for the first time, Boston residents will be able to cast their ballots early for the 2016 Election. Early Voting means that as a registered voter, you can choose where and when to cast your vote. This sparked a question in our minds:
If we make voting fun and social, can we encourage others to join us in casting their vote early?
To find out, we’re inviting Boston’s young adults to VOTE WITH US!
On Saturday, October 29th, there will be nine early voting locations open across the city. That day, SPARK Boston will host a series of “pop-ups at the polls,” mini events and activities at or nearby each polling location that will bring Bostonians out to have some fun, meet new friends, and cast our ballots together.
Pop-ups will take place one after another until the polls close. Each pop-up will be a different event or activity, and all are free and open to the public.
Remember, if you're a voter in Boston, you can vote at any early voting location. So check out the full schedule of pop-ups at the polls (to the right) and choose when and where you want to VOTE WITH US. Click on the event descriptions for more details and to RSVP on Facebook.
See you at the polls on October 29th!
Millennials make up almost 50% of eligible voters in the City of Boston. There's a great deal of power in that percentage.
Tag all your social media posts related to voting and the election using the hashtag #SPARKBOSVOTES, and show our city that Boston's millennials are a force to be reckoned with!
Show us that you voted early and you could meet Mayor Martin J. Walsh. Use the hashtag #SPARKBOSVOTES to tag your "I voted" sticker selfies and photos of you and your friends rocking the vote between 10/24-11/4, and be automatically entered to win a chance to sit down for coffee with Mayor Walsh.
What Even is Early Voting?
Early Voting means that registered Boston residents can cast their votes before Election Day.
With Early Voting, you have more times and places to vote. The Early Voting schedule runs from Monday, October 24th through Friday, November 4th.
You can vote wherever you choose at polling stations set up throughout the City or at Boston City Hall. For example, if you work downtown, you may find it easier to hop over to City Hall on your lunch break to vote. Or, you may choose to VOTE WITH US on October 29th!
You can find a complete schedule online at boston.gov/early-voting.
Please note: Early voting is not the same as absentee voting, which you can still do. Also, if you prefer, you can still vote on November 8th at your usual polling location.