Fenway Park approved as early voting center for city of Boston residents on October 17 & 18

September 24th, 2020

BOSTON, MA – After a vote earlier today, the Boston City Elections Commission has approved Fenway Park as an early voting location for City of Boston residents on Saturday, October 17, and Sunday, October 18. 

“We are thankful to the City and the Election Commission for giving us the opportunity to open our doors to our community for this important undertaking,” said Red Sox President & CEO Sam Kennedy. “Voting is one of the best ways to support and champion the issues and policies we value and what better way for the Red Sox to help with that effort than to open up our ballpark for Boston residents to cast their early ballots.”

“Working together to make voting safe, accessible, and reliable for the people of Boston, is paramount to ensuring voter turnout," said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “We have seen in past years the success of early voting, and with vote-by-mail and in-person voting on Election Day, we are offering an array of options for voters to cast their ballots safely in the midst of COVID-19. I’m grateful for how the Red Sox have stepped forward to help our city during this crisis.”

Boston residents looking to cast their ballots early may access the ballpark on October 17 and 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. by using the Gate A entrance, located on Jersey Street. COVID-19 safety measures will be in place, and all voters are asked to keep their social distance and wear a mask at all times while inside Fenway Park. Early voting at Fenway Park is for City of Boston residents only. Voters who reside outside of the city limits will not be permitted to vote at the ballpark.

Fenway Park is one of 21 early voting locations throughout the City of Boston. Voters can find those locations by visiting boston.gov/early-voting.

Voters in Massachusetts should be aware of the following voting dates and deadlines:

•      Saturday, October 24, at 8 p.m.Voter registration deadline

•      Saturday, October 17, through Friday, October 30: Early voting period

•      Wednesday, October 28Deadline for requesting vote-by-mail ballot

•      Monday, November 2, at 12 p.m.Deadline for in-person absentee voting

•      Tuesday, November 3: State Election