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.
U.S. PASSPORT AND PHOTO SERVICES
City Hall – Room 114
For more information please follow this link: www.travel.state.gov or call National Passport Information Center at 877-487-2778.
- 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.
City of New Bedford
Municipal Election Calendar
Preliminary Election – October 3, 2023
Municipal Election – November 7, 2023
|APRIL 4||First day on which nomination papers can be obtained from the office of the Board of Election Commissioners for the offices of Mayor, City Council, Assessor-At-Large and School Committee. Each candidate must sign with Board of Election Commissioners, before he/she can obtain papers. A signed statement containing the person’s name, address and the office for which the person intends to be a candidate. Each candidate will be issued five (5) nomination papers.|
|JULY 28, 5:00 P.M.||Last day and hour to obtain nomination papers from the Board of Election Commissioners.|
|AUGUST 1 5:00 P.M.||Last day and hour to submit nomination papers to the Board of Election Commissioners for certification of signatures.|
|AUGUST 15 5:00 P.M.||Last day and hour to officially accept nomination once signatures certified with the Board of Election Commissioners.|
|AUGUST 17 5:00 P.M.||Last day and hour for filing withdrawals or objections of nomination papers with the Board of Election Commissioners.|
|SEPTEMBER 22, 5:00 P.M.||Last day to register to vote for the Preliminary Election.|
|SEPTEMBER 23, 9:00 A.M TO 4:00 P.M||In-person Early Voting at Main Public Library|
|SEPTEMBER 26, 5:00 PM||Last day and hour to apply for a mail-in or absentee preliminary ballot.|
|SEPTEMBER 27, 11:00 A.M TO 3 P.M||In-person Early Voting at Taber Mills|
|SEPTEMBER 28, 11:00 A.M TO 3 P.M||In-person Early Voting at Hazelwood Senior Center|
|OCTOBER 2 12:00 P.M.||Last day and hour to apply for in-person absentee preliminary ballot.|
|OCTOBER 3||PRELIMINARY ELECTION – POLLS OPEN 7:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.|
|OCTOBER 9 5:00 P.M.||Last day and hour to file recount petition with Board of Election Commissioners.|
|OCTOBER 27 5:00 P.M.||Last day to register to vote for the Municipal Election.|
|OCTOBER 28 9:00 A.M TO 4:00 P.M||In-person Early Voting at Main Public Library|
|OCTOBER 31 5:00 PM||Last day and hour to apply for a mail-in or absentee election ballot.|
|NOVEMBER 1 11:00 A.M TO 3:00 P.M||In-person Early Voting at Taber Mills|
|NOVEMBER 2 11:00 A.M TO 3:00 P.M||In-person Early Voting at Hazelwood Senior Center|
|NOVEMBER 6 12:00 PM||Last day and hour to apply for in-person absentee election ballot.|
|NOVEMBER 7||Municipal Election – Polls open 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.|
|NOVEMBER 17, 5:00 P.M.||Last day and hour to file for a recount for the Election|