Last week New Bedford residents can register to vote in the preliminary election looms

Looking to cast your vote in the 2023 New Bedford preliminary election? Friday, September 22nd is the last day you can register to vote! There are three ways you can register, you can do it online, in person, or by mail.


If you have a signature on file with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, you can register online. You can also pre-register, update your address, update your name, and change your political party designation.

Voter registration forms submitted online must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on the date of the voter registration deadline.

In person:

In Massachusetts, you can register to vote in-person at:

• Your local town clerks, election commission, and Boards of Registrars.
• The Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth Elections Division.
• The Secretary of the Commonwealth’s regional offices.

Voter registration forms completed in-person are valid on the day that they are signed.

By mail:

You can register or pre-register to vote with a mail-in voter registration form. Print, fill out, and sign the voter registration form. Mail the signed form to your local election office. Your voter registration form must be postmarked by the voter registration deadline.

If you are registering to vote in Massachusetts for the first time, you should include a copy of identification that shows your name and address with your form. If you don’t include a copy of your ID, you may need to show it the first time you vote.

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