Everett Election Department Director Danielle Pietrantonio said that early voting has begun in the city and will continue through Thursday, Nov. 3.
Registered voters can cast their ballots at City Hall in the Keverian Room located on the third floor.
Pietrantonio said interest has been picking up in the election that features races for the state’s constitutional offices, including the governor and lieutenant governor’s race with Maura Healey and Kim Driscoll on the Democratic side and Geoff Diehl and Leah Allen on the Republican side.
In an election that is drawing significant local interest, State Rep. Joseph McGonagle is being challenged by Councilor-at-Large Mike Marchese for the seat. Two candidates, Chelsea City Councillors Judith Garcia and Todd Taylor, are running for the state representative seat in the new district that includes all of Chelsea and a few neighborhoods in Everett. Ballot questions 1 and 4 are also generating interest among the Everett electorate that has 22,000 registered voters.
Pietrantino reports that the Election Department received 3,000 requests for mail-in ballots. More than 1,000 ballots have been returned to the office.
Election Drive at EHS a Success
City Clerk and Election Commission Chair Sergio Cornelio and Jeanne Marie Gibbons from the Elections Office conducted a voter registration drive at Everett High School Tuesday, with several students registering for the Nov. 8 election and future elections.
Everett High students will also be assisting inside the polling locations on Election Day.
“The students been a great addition to our election day team,” said Pietrantonio. “Their government teacher [Carolyn MacWilliam] is amazing. She reviews the ballot questions with her students. And we’ve been able to recruit Everett students to work at the polls.”