Boston Mayoral Election Opinion Poll 2021: Who will be the Next Mayor?
After the incumbent Marty Walsh was appointed as United States Secretary of Labor in Biden Cabinet, he had to resign as Mayor despite being eligible to seek 3rd term. As per the Boston City Charter after the position of Mayor falls vacant within sixteen months of last regular election, a preliminary election is to be initiated. The last Boston Mayoral election was held on November 5, 2019 and Marty Walsh resigned from the post before the completion of 16 months therefore a special election to fill he post has been initiated.
On September 14 a non-partisan preliminary election is set to take place. If more than two candidates qualify for the ballot, the election will be preceded by General Election on November.
Boston Mayoral Election Opinion Poll 2021: Latest News
Dot News: Hotel workers form super PAC to back Janey in mayor’s race
Boston Herald: Boston City Council debates issues as budget battle drags on
Boston Mayoral Election Opinion Poll 2021: Procedure to Qualify for Ballots
- A candidate to run for the office requires 3000 certified signatures of registered voters required for Mayor
- Added to it, a candidate requires 1500 certified signatures of registered voters required for At-Large City Councilor
- 200 certified signatures of registered voters required for District City Councilor, except for:
- District 7 (195 signatures required)
- District 8 (130 signatures required)
- District 9 (164 signatures required)
Boston Mayoral Election Opinion Poll 2021: Important Dates
Application for nomination papers at the Boston Election Department : April 13, 2021
Distribution of nomination papers from the Boston Election Department: April 27, 2021
Application for nomination papers: May 11, 2021
Filing nomination papers at the Boston Election Department: May 18, 2021
Registrars to complete certification of signatures: June 22, 2021
Withdrawals or objections to nomination of candidates: June 29, 2021
Filing substitutions caused by withdrawals or ineligibility of candidates: June 30, 2021
Registration of voters for Preliminary Municipal Election: August 25, 2021
Preliminary Municipal Election Day: September 14, 2021
Registration of voters for Municipal Election: October 13, 2021
Municipal Election: November 2, 2021
Source: City of Boston Official Website
Boston Mayoral Election Opinion Poll 2021: Who are the Major Candidates?
The preliminary election to elect the Mayor for Boston is scheduled to be held on September 14. To appear on the ballots for September 14 election, 8 candidates were certified to appear on the ballot on May 18. The candidates are:
Andrea Campbell, Former president of the Boston City Council (2018–2020)
John Barros, Candidate for Mayor of Boston in 2013
Annissa Essaibi George, Boston city councilor at-large since 2016
Robert Capucci, retired Boston Police officer
Jon Santiago, Massachusetts state representative since 2019
Kim Janey, President of the Boston City Council since 2020
Michelle Wu, Former president of the Boston City Council (2016–2018)
Boston Mayoral Election Opinion Poll 2021: Predicted Winner
For September 14 election, few of the polling agencies have released their opinion poll. Most of the voters are still undecided and result is highly going to depend upon the undecided voters. Here is a timeline of Boston Mayoral Election Opinion Poll:
May 25, 2021: Poll Progressive LLC: As per this poll, Annissa Essaibi George is most probable candidate to become the next mayor of Boston. Annissa Essaibi George enjoys 22% of support with Michelle Wu having 18% support. The polls shows 29% of voters still remains undecided.
May 13 2021: Global Strategy Group: The poll predicted Kim Janey to have support of 22% of voters with Michelle Wu having enjoying 21% support. The polls shows 31% of voters still remains undecided.
April 27, 2021: Emerson College: The poll released in the month of April has Michelle Wu with 19% of support and Kim Janey having 18% of support. 36% of voters remains undecided as per this poll.
April 7, 2021: MassINC Polling Group: The poll has Michelle Wu leading by 19% support while Kim Janey having 18% support. 46% of voters remains undecided.
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