Published February 21, 2020

CITY CLERK Amy Kamosa, Mayor Paul Brodeur, City Council President Jen Grigoraitis, and Clerk of Elections Joanne Perperian discuss the upcoming March 3 election.(Courtesy Photo)

MELROSE — Tuesday, March 3, is election day in the City of Melrose, and it will be an unusual one: Melrose voters will be able to cast two different ballots in two different races that day.  

The election is both a primary for the presidential election and a general election for the position of state representative that was vacated by Mayor Paul Brodeur.  

Early voting for both elections is available February 24-28 in Melrose City Hall in the City Council Chamber during regular city hall hours (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. and 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Friday). Evening voting hours are available on Thursday, February 27 until 8 p.m. Voters can come to city hall to cast their ballots for both elections at any time during early voting hours. Voters should be sure to read instructions carefully to ensure each of their two ballots get processed appropriately.  

On Election Day, March 3, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. In addition to separate ballots for the two elections, there also will be two separate check-in and check-out books– one for each election.

If you have questions, please call the Election Office at 781-979-4125. To check your voter registration and polling place, and to view a sample ballot, go to Secretary Galvin’s voter resources page at

Please make a plan to vote today and make your voice heard.