Election Commission

Ward Four Recount
The Election Committee counted 1,166 votes in incumbent Dana Rebeiro's favor over Joseph “Jo Jo” Fortes' 1,120, reducing the margin of victory from 48 to 46 votes.
Tuesday Is Voting Day
Tuesday is prelimnary Election Day in New Bedford.
Election Commission Chair Maria Tomasia says with few contested races on the ballot, all signs point to a small turnout.
However, Tomasia tells WBSM News, she's hoping a hotly contested race in Ward Four will bring out the voters...
New Voting Equipment
New Bedford has purchased new voting tabulation machines, scanners, and voting booths, replacing equipment that is now out of production or is very old.
More than 40 new tabulation machines have been purchased. Election Commission Chairperson Maria Tomasia says the older equipment has seen better day…