Your guide to Tuesday’s City of Boston elections

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh (left) holds a commanding 35-point advantage over rival Tito Jackson (right) in a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll.
Barry Chin/Globe Staff
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh (left) and Tito Jackson (right).

Voters in Boston head to the polls on Tuesday to elect a mayor and 13 city councilors. Unsure of all the details? Here’s a quick rundown on how to fulfill your civic duty on Election Day.

■ Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Voters in line by 8 p.m. will allowed to vote.

■ Use this search to find your polling location.


■ Unsure if you’re even registered to vote? You can check that here.

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■ The mayoral race features incumbent Martin J. Walsh running against challenger Tito Jackson, currently a city councilor.

■ Every voter in the City of Boston has the opportunity to elect its four at-large city councilors — council members who represent the whole city, rather than one district. The ballot lists all eight candidates, including four incumbent councilors, and voters can pick up to four people.

■ The city councilors for districts 1, 2, and 7 announced they are retiring; each district now has two newcomers running for the seats on Tuesday.

■ The incumbent city councilors for districts 8 and 9 have challengers; the rest of the incumbents are running unopposed.


■ Confused about what seats you’ll be voting for? Use this interactive map to find your sample ballot.

J.D. Capelouto can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @jdcapelouto.