Update on the 2021 Boston municipal elections

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The most recent news and information covered the general election in Boston, from the mayoral race between Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George to city council contests and electoral matters.

Boston mayoral candidates Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu. To file

Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George – almost – crossed paths on Election Day at a famous local pizzeria (5:12 p.m.)

It’s kind of a tradition for politicians in East Boston to host an Election Day lunch at the famous Santarpio’s Pizzeria. And on Tuesday, that almost resulted in the meeting of the two Boston mayoral candidates.

In the middle of a busy day in the countryside, Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George almost met Tuesday afternoon outside the longtime East Boston restaurant, where they both made brief stops. According to journalists at the scene, Essaibi George was waiting in a car while Wu, who arrived first, left the restaurant.

The packed lunch also included Governor Charlie Baker, Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, State Representative Adrian Madaro and many other local politicians.

And in case you were wondering, both contestants scored acclaimed Santarpios pizzas during their visit. Essaibi George had a few slices of cheese at the restaurant, according to his campaign, while Wu took his pizza to go.

“Sausage and hot peppers for the road”, she tweeted after leaving the restaurant.

Here’s where Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George organize their election night (3:17 p.m.)

Voters are still voting in Boston’s historic mayoral race, and on Tuesday night candidates Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George will meet with their respective supporters to await the results after the polls close at 8 p.m.

The doors will open for Essaibi George election night at 7 p.m. The event will take place at the Copley Fairmont Plaza in Back Bay, depending on the candidate’s campaign.

Meanwhile, Wu will join his supporters at 8 p.m. at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End, according to the State House News Service.

56,347 votes were counted in Boston at noon (1:39 p.m.)

Boston’s Election Department said 56,347 votes had been counted in the city by noon on election day. The number of ballots counted so far indicates a turnout of 12.75 percent, according to the city.

Boston’s Election Department says 20,662 votes were counted in the city at 9 a.m. (10:42 a.m.)

The unofficial election results will be released after the polls close at 8 p.m. locations around town.

Postal voting, ballots will be counted until 8 p.m. (10:09 a.m.)

Mail-in ballots can be returned by hand at Boston City Hall or at a ballot box located across town until 8 p.m., the Boston Election Service said in a statement. Tweeter.

Voting in person will also remain an option, for those able to get to the polls today. Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m.

Find your polling station here.

Michelle Wu voted in Roslindale, while Annissa Essaibi George voted in Dorchester (9:09 am)

Polling Stations Open in Boston for Voters to Vote in Historic Mayoral Race (8:15 a.m.)

Boston polling stations opened at 7 a.m. on Tuesday in what will be a historic event for the city, with the election of the first woman – Michelle Wu or Annissa Essaibi George – as mayor.

Despite the historic nature of the race, Massachusetts Secretary of State Bill Galvin said Monday he did not expect a blowout from the city. He said he expects around 135,000 voters to vote in the city, an overall turnout of around 30 percent, which is slightly lower than in the 2013 municipal elections.

Galvin said that as of Monday, more than 38,000 people had sent out a mail-in ballot, out of an estimated 53,000 people who had requested one.

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