Somerville Election Department 93 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA02143 Located downstairs (at the basement level) at City Hall, the Elections Department has a walk-up service counter where…More residents can register to vote, request an absentee ballot or inquire about their voting place. The office also organizes and manages all local elections, conducts and tallies the City census and maintains campaign finance records and data from election results. The staff is immensely helpful and patient, which means you can see democracy in action here. We watched one staffer give the kindest and most thorough explanation of the voting process to a new citizen registering to vote for the first time and got all choked up. ADA Compliant voting booths were recently acquired by the department.
Mayor's Office 93 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA02143 After serving as an alderman for eight years, Joseph A. Curtatone was elected Mayor of Somerville in 2003. He is…More currently serving his fourth term as mayor. When he's not out and about serving the City (or cheering on the Somerville Highlanders), you'll find him at his City Hall office. A full bio and list of his accomplishments can be found on the Mayor's web page on the City website.
Friends of the Somerville Library 79 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA02143 The Friends of the Somerville Library is a non-profit community organization that works to expand the resources…More available to the library system. The Friends of the Somerville Library sponsor programs including musical performances and author readings and host a book sale twice a year. Funds raised by the Friends also provide the library with resources and services beyond the library's allotted budget. Annual meetings organized by the board allow members to meet with the Library Director to discuss needs and goals, to monitor funds and to elect officers.
Grey2K USA 240b Elm St, Somerville, MA02144 This national non-profit works to "pass stronger dog protection laws and close down existing greyhound racetracks,"…More while also providing adoption referral for dogs still racing. Composed of a dense network of humane minded citizens and sister organizations, Grey2K campaigns diligently in elections and referendums across the nation and maintains a detailed adoption database. Its Davis Square location is a basement office next to several other non-profits and charities; walk-ins are welcome.
The 11-member Board of Aldermen is Somerville's version of a city council. Members are elected for two-year terms and…More they gather at City Hall to vote on a number of City matters including the Mayor's budget. Want to know what they are up to? Visit their web page on the City's website, where their meeting agendas and minutes are posted and meetings are streamed live for online viewing.
Four members serve at-large, meaning they are elected by residents from the entire city. Seven represent the city's seven wards and are elected only by residents of their ward. Currently, they include: