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Bostonians, Today's The Deadline To Register To Vote In Next Month's Election

Voting was light around the city during this September's preliminary election. Here a few stragglers walk into the voting area at the Cathedral High School in the South End. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
Voting was light around the city during this September's preliminary election. Here a few stragglers walk into the voting area at the Cathedral High School in the South End. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Wednesday is the last day Boston residents can register if they want to vote in the city's municipal election on Nov. 7.

Next month's election includes the city's mayoral race between incumbent Marty Walsh and challenger Tito Jackson, as well as contests for Boston's city council.

Boston's four at-large councilor seats are up for grabs between eight candidates.

Out of the nine city councilor district seats, five have competitive races: District 1 (Charlestown, East Boston, North End), District 2 (Downtown, South Boston, South End), District 7 (Roxbury), District 8 (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway–Kenmore, Mission Hill, West End) and District 9 (Allston, Brighton).

Here's a list of the candidates in all of the races.

Residents can register to vote through the state's voter registration website or by bringing their registration forms to City Hall. In Massachusetts, the registration deadline is 20 days before an election (though a judge ruled in July that requirement to be unconstitutional; the secretary of state plans to appeal).

WBUR will be joined by both mayoral candidates this week. Hear Walsh on Radio Boston on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Jackson will speak with the show on Thursday, same time.

In addition to Boston, municipal elections are being held in dozens of communities on Nov. 7. To see if your city or town is holding one, check the state's list here.

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