2021 Municipal  Election Information

2021 Municipal Election

Important Information for Ward 6 Voters

Effective November 4, 2020 the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School is no longer the polling location housing Ward 6, Precinct 1. 

The City is working diligently to find an acceptable space to replace this poll. The acquisition of a new polling place requires proper vetting with approval from both the Secretary of State and City Council. Once we have achieved this goal, notification will be immediately forthcoming to the voters and candidates of Malden. 

Noteworthy Dates

Malden's Municipal Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 2, 2021. If a Preliminary is needed, it will be held on Tuesday, September 14. Polls are open from 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM. 

Nomination papers become available from the City Clerk's Office on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, City Hall is currently open to the public by appointment only. Those interested in pulling papers are requested to call 781-397-7116 to schedule a time to meet with Election staff. 

For a complete list of pertinent deadlines regarding the 2021 election cycle, please see our calendars below. 

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Nomination Forms

This chart of candidates who have pulled nomination forms will be updated on a weekly basis from May 4 until August 10, the last day to file certified nomination papers with the City Clerk's Office. Click on image to view a larger PDF version. 

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Running for Office 

Those interested in learning how to run for office in the City of Malden may view the candidate handbook. The material in this handbook was compiled from various election related sources, including the Massachusetts General Laws, Acts and Resolves of the Massachusetts Legislature, the Code of Massachusetts Regulations, U.S. Postal Service Regulations, and City Council Orders. It is intended for general information and guidance only, and is not meant to replace reference to original sources.

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The following brochure was produced by the Office of Campaign and Political Finance as an introductory guide for municipal candidates to the State's campaign finance law and is not a complete substitution for M.G.L., Chapter 55. It is the responsibility of all those participating in political campaign financing in Massachusetts to become knowledgeable with the provisions of the law and regulations. Violations of the law carry serious penalties of fines, imprisonment or both. Additional information may be found at the OCPF website.

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M.G.L., Chapter 51, Section 6 states cities shall annually prepare lists containing the names and addresses of all persons seventeen years of age or older and provide such poll books to all duly organized political committees and political candidates. Such lists shall be made available to business organizations and other nonpolitical committees and organizations at a fee to be determined by said registrars. An electronic version of Malden's 2020 Poll Book may be found in the link below. Updated poll books will be published in the summer of 2021.

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Voter Registration 

The deadline to register or update voter status is twenty days before the election. The deadline for voter registration for the September Preliminary is August 25. The deadline for the November Election is October 13. 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, City Hall is currently open to the public by appointment only. A representative of the City Clerk’s Office will remain available until 8:00 P.M. for voter registration on August 25th and October 13th per scheduled appointments. Alternatively, voter registration may be done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by visiting www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/.