The New Bedford Board of Election Commissioners has announced that Wednesday, April 10, 2013 is the deadline to register to vote in the Special State Primary for United States Senator in Congress which will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
To allow the public more time to complete the voter registration process, the Elections Office, located in New Bedford City Hall at 133 William Street, Room 114, will remain open on April 10, 2013 until 8:00 p.m. 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.
Voters may cast their votes for Senator in Congress, the seat which Senator Mo Cowan has been serving in since John F. Kerry’s resignation on February 1, 2013.
The Board of Election Commissioners also reminds the public that absentee ballots for the State Primary are available. Any voter unable to get to the polls on Election Day may vote by absentee ballot during regular office hours (Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.) or may request that an absentee ballot application be mailed to their home address. In addition, to allow voters more time to cast an absentee ballot, the City of New Bedford Elections Office will be open on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.
Any New Bedford resident who is uncertain about their voting status, designated polling location, has changed their address since the last election or would like to change their party affiliation or request an absentee ballot should contact the Board of Election Commissioners at (508) 979-1420.