2021 Boston elections

Where do Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George stand on the major issues? Here’s how to find out.

Use our 10-question guide to make sure you're informed ahead of the Nov. 2 election.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff
Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu. Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe

It’s been a long road to election day, but tomorrow, Nov. 2, Boston will elect its next mayor. The two candidates on the ballot, Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George have been making their pitch to Bostonians for months, through interviews, forums, debates, speeches, campaign visits, and more. Even for the most informed voter, it can be a lot to follow.

Boston.com reporters continue to share the latest election news race through a live blog and reporting on each candidate, including wide-ranging interviews with both Wu and Essaibi George on topics such as education, Mass. and Cass., policing, the MBTA, housing, and more. 


At the end of this historic election, Boston.com will have elected its first woman and first person of color to the highest office in the city.

“For being such a trailblazing and notable city, I’m kind of surprised (and also not surprised) that Boston hasn’t had a mayor other than a white man before. It’s absolutely time to have one though,” said Kevin of Brookline. “As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, it’s refreshing to see these candidates take shape for the future of Boston.”

For some readers, the most important aspect of the race is the visions both candidates have for the city.

“The office should be held by the most experienced and most qualified,” said one reader.

With just one day until the election, we’ve created an interactive guide to help voters make sure they know the key policy proposals and campaign promises of this election cycle. Use this 10-question guide to make sure you walk into the voting booth confident in your candidate of choice.

Editor’s note: The election to choose the next mayor of Boston will take place Tuesday, Nov. 2To keep track of the news of the race as it happens, follow along with Boston.com’s election live blog regularly for additional coverage of the race as the election approaches.

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