Boston will have more options for voters to avoid standing in line come Election Day. The city’s Board of Election Commissioners Tuesday approved 20 drop box sites and 19 early voting sites for this year’s September 14 preliminary and November 2 general elections.
The approvals, which include nine additional early voting sites and three new drop box sites in Dorchester, came after at least two of acting Mayor Kim Janey’s challengers complained publicly about the lack of early voting sites in their neighborhoods.
Janey subsequently asked the board to add early voting places in Chinatown, Mission Hill, the South Boston Waterfront and Roslindale.
Boston’s early voting schedule will now include early voting sites in most neighborhoods.
The drop boxes, which offer voters another option for returning ballots outside of election date, will be under 24-hour video surveillance and emptied daily, measures intended to prevent vandalism like last year’s arson
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