City Reminds Voters of Ward 3 Election Next Week and Opportunities for Early Voting

Polls Open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28th

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Board of Election Commissioners is reminding the public of opportunities to vote by absentee ballot as an alternative to voting in-person in next week’s Ward 3 Special Election scheduled for Tuesday, February 28th.

Absentee ballots are available at the Election Office on the first floor of City Hall in Room 114 during normal business hours on Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Monday from 8 a.m. until noon. The Election Office will also be open this Saturday, February 25th, for absentee voting from 9 a.m. until noon.

“We recognize that an election in the winter can create unique inconveniences for voters, so we encourage voters of Ward 3 to take advantage of alternatives to in-person voting in next Tuesday’s election,” said Election Commissioner Manny Debrito.

New Bedford Ward 3 voters will be casting their votes for nominees Shawn Oliver and Carmen F. Amaral for the remainder of former City Councilor Hugh Dunn’s term in the Special Election.