NEW BEDFORD — The Ward 3 Preliminary Election to fill the seat vacated by Hugh Dunn is Jan. 24, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The last day for registering to vote in the preliminary special election is Jan. 13 at 5 p.m., according to the city’s website.

Other key dates for the preliminary and final Ward 3 special elections include:

Jan. 24 preliminary election

  • Jan. 17: Last day to apply for a mail-in or absentee primary ballot for the preliminary race (5 p.m. deadline).
  • Jan. 21: Absentee voting is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon at City Hall, Room 114.
  • Jan. 23: Last day to apply for an in-person absentee preliminary election ballot (noon deadline).

Feb. 28 final election

  • Feb. 17: Last day to register to vote for the final Ward 3 Special Election (5 p.m. deadline).
  • Feb. 21: Last day to apply for a mail-in or absentee election ballot (5 p.m. deadline).
  • Feb. 25: Absentee voting at City Hall, Room 114 from 9 a.m. to noon. 
  • Feb. 27: Last day to apply for the in-person absentee election ballot (noon deadline).
  • Feb. 28: Ward 3 Special Election Day. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Check the complete list of deadlines for the preliminary and final Ward 3 special elections on the New Bedford Elections Commission website.

Also visit the Secretary of Commonwealth website for voter information, including information on where to vote.