Elections, Voting & Campaign Finance

View information for past elections, voting results, and financial reports. For MA voting information, you can read more on the Secretary of State's Election Division website.

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Elections / Voting

2023 Election Info
NOTE: Check your voter registration status for the upcoming elections via the Online Voter Registration System (OVR) here. 
The Preliminary Election, if held according to Section 7-2(d) of the Charter, will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.  The City Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 from 7a.m. - 8p.m.
Voting Locations
Here is a list of voting locations for each district. Find out which district you belong to from our interactive map.

District 1 Voting Locations:

Ward 4 Precinct 2 
Public Safety Building
Sagamore Avenue & Cheever Street

Ward 4 Precinct 3
Public Safety Building 
Sagamore Avenue & Cheever Street

District 2 Voting Locations:

Ward 3 Precinct 1
St. Rose School  
580 Broadway

Ward 4 Precinct 4
St. Rose School 
580 Broadway

District 3 Voting Locations:

Ward 3 Precinct 2
St. Rose School 
580 Broadway

Ward 4 Precinct 1
St. Rose School
580 Broadway

District 4 Voting Locations:

Ward 3 Precinct 3 
Williams School Auditorium
Arlington Street Entrance

Ward 3 Precinct 4
Williams School Auditorium 
Arlington Street Entrance

District 5 Voting Locations:

Ward 1 Precinct 3 
Williams School Auditorium
Arlington Street Entrance

Ward 1 Precinct 4
Williams School Auditorium 
Arlington Street Entrance

District 6 Voting Locations:

Ward 1 Precinct 1
Williams School Auditorium
Arlington Street Entrance

Ward 1 Precinct 2
Williams School Auditorium 
Arlington Street Entrance

District 7 Voting Locations:

Ward 2 Precinct 3
Williams School Auditorium
Arlington Street Entrance 

Ward 2 Precinct 4
Williams School Auditorium 
Arlington Street Entrance

District 8 Voting Locations:

Ward 2 Precinct 1 
Williams School Auditorium
Arlington Street Entrance

Ward 2 Precinct 2
Williams School Auditorium
Arlington Street Entrance
Absentee Ballots
Voters who are unable to vote on Election Day because of physical disability, religious beliefs or absence from the city may vote by absentee ballot.

Applications for mail-in ballots may be obtained from the City Clerk's Office or the Secretary of State.


Applications may be submitted in-person, by mail or by drop box (the green mailbox located outside of City Hall at the Washington Avenue entrance).  A family member may submit an absentee application for someone. The voter or the family member must sign all applications, under the pains and penalties of perjury, before a ballot will be made available. You may also return the completed application via email by scanning it to Vote@chelseama.gov

If you will be absent from Chelsea for an extended period of time, you may submit a single application for All Elections occurring within the calendar year the application is accepted.  

More information regarding Absentee and Early Voting can be found here.

Overseas voters may find information regarding the Federal Write-In Ballot here
Election Results

Campaign Finance Reports

Campaign Finance Reports ending December 31, 2022
Here are the Campaign Finance Reports ending December 31, 2022. For more information, please visit the website of the Office of Campaign and Political Finance here.

CITY COUNCIL

SCHOOL COMMITTEE
Campaign Finance Reports ending December 31, 2021
Campaign Finance Reports ending October 15, 2021
Campaign Finance Reports ending Dec. 31, 2020
Campaign Finance Reports ending Dec. 31, 2019
Campaign Finance Reports ending Dec. 31, 2018
Campaign Finance Reports ending Dec. 31, 2017
Campaign Finance Reports ending October 20, 2017
Campaign Finance Reports ending Sept. 1, 2017
Campaign Finance Reports ending Dec. 31, 2016
Campaign Finance Reports ending Sept. 2013
Campaign Finance Reports ending Oct. 2013
Campaign Finance Reports ending Dec. 2013
Campaign Finance Reports ending Aug. 26, 2011
Campaign Finance Reports ending Oct. 21, 2011
Campaign Finance Reports ending Dec. 31, 2011
Campaign Finance Reports ending Dec. 31, 2010