Early Voting Schedule, Registration Deadline Set for State Primary Election

The City’s Board of Election Commissioners has announced the early voting schedule and registration deadline for the state’s primary election Sept. 6.

Early voting for the state primary will take place from Saturday, Aug. 27, through Friday, Sept. 2. In-person early voting will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day on the third floor of the Main Public Library, at 613 Pleasant St. downtown.

State Primary Election Early Voting in Person
August 27 – September 2, 2022
Main Public Library – 613 Pleasant St., 3rd Floor

Saturday Aug. 27 8 AM –  4 PM
Sunday Aug. 28 8 AM –  4 PM
Monday Aug. 29 8 AM –  4 PM
Tuesday Aug. 30 8 AM –  4 PM
Wednesday Aug. 31 8 AM –  4 PM
Thursday Sept. 1 8 AM –  4 PM
Friday Sept. 2 8 AM –  4 PM


Polls citywide will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Primary Election Day, Sept. 6.

Voters can cast votes in primary races for Governor; Lieutenant Governor; Attorney General; Secretary of State; Treasurer; Auditor; 9th District Representative in Congress; 1st District Governor’s Councillor; 2nd Bristol & Plymouth District Senator in General Court; 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th & 13th District Representative in General Court; District Attorney Bristol County; Sheriff Bristol County; Bristol County Commissioner; and Bristol County Register of Deeds.

The voter registration deadline is 5 p.m. Saturday, August 27, in the City’s Election Commission Office, Room 114, City Hall, 133 William St. If you have a Massachusetts driver’s license or state ID card, you can register to vote, update your address, and check your registration information online at: www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/

The voter registration deadline is also the deadline for voters to notify the Board of Elections of any changes in their address, name, or party affiliation.

Any New Bedford resident who is uncertain about their voting status or designated polling location; has changed their address since the last election; or has questions about mail-in, absentee, or early voting can call the Board of Election Commissioners at (508) 979-1420.