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Voting Begins This Weekend in New Bedford’s Ward Three Election

NEW BEDFORD - The special election to fill the Ward Three vacancy is Tuesday in New Bedford.

The winner of the election will complete the term that had been awarded to Henry Bousquet before he stepped down earlier this year...

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Six Ward 3 Candidates Officially Certified

All six potential candidates for the Ward 3 special election have made it through the next step of the process.

New Bedford Election Commissioner Maria Tomasia tells WBSM News that all six made it through the certification process of validating the 50 signatures needed to officially become a candidate to fill the vacant Ward 3 seat on the City Council...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

New Bedford to Hold Special Election for Ward 3 Council Seat

With Henry Bousquet retiring from the New Bedford City Council last Friday, the Ward 3 seat is currently vacant. City Council President Joe Lopes told WBSM's Barry Richard today that there will be a special election to fill the seat...

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When it Comes To Early Voting, So Far So Good [Poll]

Pleasingly surprised. That response from New Bedford's Election Commissioner in the early hours of day 1 of early voting. Signed into law by then Governor Deval Patrick, early elections are now mandated in all cities and towns...

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Early Voting in Massachusetts Causes 20,000 Headaches for New Bedford

Early voting may be extremely convenient for voters when it's rolled out in Massachusetts for the first time next week, but it's causing a number of headaches for local election commissions...

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TSM

Online Registration Encouraged On Voter Registration Day

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day and it has become a day that officials use to urge people to register to vote before the October 19 deadline.

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TSM

Surprise! Primary Election Day Is Thursday

There is a primary election across the state on Thursday, but here on the Southcoast, very few people are talking about it.  

One reason for the low level of interest is the lack of contested races on the ballot...

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Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images
Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images

Election Commissioner Predicts 30% Voter Turnout in New Bedford Tuesday

Massachusetts voters head to the polls Tuesday to vote in the presidential primary.

New Bedford election officials are busy testing ballot machines and taking absentee votes...

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

New Bedford Election Commissioner Hopes for Good Turnout Election Day

The City's top election official is hoping for a good voter turnout Tuesday, but doesn't know what to expect.

Election Commissioner Maria Tomasia says this election season has been decidedly slow...

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Preliminary Election Yields Lowest Turnout in New Bedford’s History

New Bedford Election Commissioner Maria Tomasia says Tuesday's preliminary election was a record-setter, and not in a good way. "We have had low elections, but this has been the lowest election (turnout) we've ever had," lamented Tomasia...

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