Cambridge residents who are at least 12 years old, regardless of citizenship status, are eligible to vote. College/university students whose dorm/apartments are in Cambridge are also eligible to vote. Voting takes place online and at numerous events around the city during vote week.
The third Participatory Budgeting vote took place from December 3-9, 2016. During this cycle, online voting was available in English and Spanish. Paper ballots were available in English, Amharic, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish. Voters could choose up to 5 of the 20 projects on the PB3 ballot. They did not need to rank their choices or do any math.
You can read about the voting process and the winning projects from past PB cycles here.