Advocate Staff Report
On Sunday, October 30, the final round of general elections will be held in Brazil. Brazilian citizens with an electoral domicile outside Brazil will only be able to vote for President of the Republic. The Consulate General of Brazil in Boston will make available only two voting locations in its area of jurisdiction: Malden and Framingham, both in Massachusetts.
In Malden, thanks to the close cooperation between the Consulate and the Mayor’s Office, elections will be held at the Salemwood School (529 Salem St.). Voting hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A high turnout is expected in Malden, where more than 26,000 voters, including Brazilian residents of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, are registered to cast their ballots in 37 electronic voting machines. Please be advised that Webster Street will be open to local traffic only during this time.
The Consulate is continuously working with the City of Malden’s Mayor’s Office to make the voting process fast, secure and smooth. Although a limited number of parking spots will be available near the Salemwood School, the use of public transportation is strongly encouraged.