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Preliminary Municipal Election Early Voting

September 23

Early voting options for New Bedford residents. The last day to register to vote is Friday, Sept. 22

  • Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., New Bedford Main Library
  • Wednesday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Taber Mill
  • Thursday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hazelwood Senior Center

Deadline to apply for absentee or mail-in ballots by mail is Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. You can request them in-person at the election office until Oct. 2 at noon.


Election Commission
(508) 979-1420
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