Primary Election Day FAQ: What You Need To Know

The where, who, when, how and what for this primary election.

It's another election day in Belmont as voters will cast ballots in party primaries with particular interest in the 24th Middlesex District (Belmont and precincts in Arlington and Cambridge) where three candidates – Margaret Hegarty, Bobby Reardon and Dave Rogers – are seeking to succeed Will Brownsberger who became a state senator in January.

Who can vote

This is a political party primary which limits the election to those registered party voters. In Massachusetts now, the three parties are the Democrat, Republican or Green. Independents (but not members of the Independent Party) and unenrolled voters can vote by asking for one of the three ballots. But any one registered as a member of a minor party – the Pirate Party, for example – will not be allowed to take out a ballot.


Polling places open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Transportation to the polls

The League of Women Voters of Belmont is offering rides to the polls from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 617-771-8500 to schedule transportation.

Questions about or during voting

Most questions – including who is eligible to vote in Belmont – that arise during voting can be answered by the precinct warden at the polling station. Other questions should be addressed to the at 617-993-2600.

Where Do I vote?

Don't know where to vote? Call the Town Clerk at 617-993-2600, or read or download the handy map included on this web page that includes a street directory or go to the Secretary of State's website to locate where you should be voting.

Polling Places

  • Precinct 1 
    • Belmont Memorial Library, Assembly Room, 336 Concord Ave.
  • Precinct 2 
    • Belmont Town Hall, Selectmen's Meeting Room, 455 Concord Ave.
  • Precinct 3 
    • Beech Street Center (Senior Center), 266 Beech St.
  • Precinct 4 
    • Daniel Butler School, 90 White St.
  • Precinct 5 
    • Beech Street Center (Senior Center), 266 Beech St.
  • Precinct 6 
    • Belmont Fire Headquarters, 299 Trapelo Rd.
  • Precinct 7 
    • Burbank School Gym, 266 School St.
  • Precinct 8 
    • Winn Brook School Gym, 97 Waterhouse Rd (Enter at Cross St)

Still wonder where to vote? Locate your address on the precinct maps.

Precinct Map - Townwide

        Precinct 1 Map

        Precinct 2 Map

        Precinct 3 Map

        Precinct 4 Map

        Precinct 5 Map

        Precinct 6 Map

        Precinct 7 Map

        Precinct 8 Map

Charlie Shapiro September 06, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Shapiro for "Councillor": Please help make the change we need on the Governor's Council. More info at http://belmont.patch.com/blog_posts/shapiro-for-governors-councilor-the-right-choice-for-change To help out at the polls after work or school, email aaron@voteshapiro.org. Thank you.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »