New Bedford Election Commission


The Board of Election Commissioners is responsible for the conduct of all elections in the City of New Bedford. These responsibilities include voter registration, polling place arrangements, appointment & training of election officials, printing of ballots, preparation of election supplies, purchase, storage and maintenance of voting machines, certification of election results, campaign finance reports, voter activity, certification of nomination papers, and state and local petitions. In addition, this office also plans and supervises the Annual Street List Census.

The Elections Office is responsible for verifying the address of New Bedford residents so that they may obtain various permits, school enrollment, shellfish & constable licenses, and residency certificates.


Election Day – Tuesday, November 8, 2016

(Polls will be open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

Deadline to Register to Vote Wednesday, October 19, 2016

(Election office Open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. – October 19th)

Early & Absentee Voting Information


Register to Vote Online

  • You can register to vote online provided you have a valid Registry of Motor Vehicle (RMV) ID. You can also use the Online Voter Registration System to change your name or address for voter registration purposes or change your political party enrollment.

Am I registered to Vote?

  • Use this searchable database to find your voter registration status, confirm that your address is updated with the election office.

Where do I vote?

  • Enter an address and this database will provide you with polling location linked to that address. Please be sure to confirm that the Elections Office has your updated address information on file to ensure your visit to the polls on Election Day goes smoothly.

Is my address updated?

  • You must updated your voter registration every time you move. If you have moved, you may update your registration by filling out a new voter registration form. To change your address you can re-register online or contact the Elections office.