NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford's Board of Election Commissioners has set a date for early voting in the city's municipal election.

Registered voters will be able to cast their ballots early from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the city’s main public library downtown, the board announced today.

The library is located at 613 Pleasant St.

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This year, New Bedford voters will be deciding the city’s Assessor-at-Large, three of the six elected School Committee members, all five Councilors-at-Large and all six Ward Councilors, although the councilors in Wards 2, 3, and 4 are running unopposed.

Polling locations around the city will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 2.

Voters looking to cast ballots ahead of election day can also vote absentee.

Absentee ballots are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Election Office in New Bedford City Hall.

Family members can apply for an absentee ballot on behalf of children attending college out of town.

Absentee ballots must be returned to the Election Office by 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 2.

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot in the Election Office is noon Nov. 1.

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