Absentee ballots now available for presidential primary election

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The presidential primary election in Massachusetts will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, and the New Bedford Election Commission has announced that absentee ballots for this election are now available through the Election Commission Office at New Bedford City Hall.

Any registered voter unable to get to the polls on Election Day may vote by absentee ballot at the Election Commission Office during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or may request that an absentee ballot application be mailed to their home address. Parents or family members can apply for an absentee ballot on behalf of their children attending out-of-city colleges and universities.

Absentee ballots may be requested up until 12 noon on Monday, March 2, 2020.

Election Office open Saturday, February 29 for absentee voting

In addition, to allow voters to cast an absentee ballot, the City of New Bedford Election Office will open on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon.

In the presidential primary election on March 3, voters may cast their vote for presidential preference, state committeeman and state committeewoman, and ward committees. On Election Day, polls will be open as usual from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Any resident who is uncertain about their voting status, designated polling location, has changed their address since the last election, or who wishes to request an absentee ballot, should contact the Election Commission Office at 508-979-1420.