Deadlines for Ward 3 Special Election Approaching

Register to Vote by Friday, February 17th

Request Mail-In Ballots by Tuesday, February 21st

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The Board of Election Commissioners advises the public that the deadlines to register to vote or request a mail-in/absentee ballot for the Ward 3 Special Election are approaching.

The registration deadline is Friday, February 17th by 5 p.m. in the Election Office in City Hall at 133 Williams Street, Room 114. Office hours that day are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voters from Ward 3 must be registered by that day to be eligible to vote in the Special Election scheduled for February 28th.

The deadline to request a Mail-In/Absentee ballot is February 21st at 5 p.m. Applications can be located on the City of New Bedford Elections Commission Homepage, at, or requested by emailing

Absentee ballots can be used in person at the Election Office through noon, Saturday, February 27th. Also, absentee voting hours will be held on Saturday, February 25th, from 9 a.m. to noon.

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.