The Lowell Election and Census Commission announces that their office
in Lowell City Hall (Room 5) will be open on Saturday, April 27 from 10am until
3pm for voters who need to cast absentee ballots for April 30 special US Senate
Primary. Access to city hall on
Saturday, April 27 will only be available through the JFK Plaza
Under Massachusetts Law, voters may cast absentee ballots for the
following reasons only:
absence from the
City during polling hours (7am – 8pm): or
disability preventing you from going to your polling location; or
Voters who are eligible to vote absentee and wish to vote over the
counter may also do so during the normal weekday office hours of 8am to
5pm. The deadline to apply for absentee
voting is Monday, 12:00 noon, April 29 – the day before the election. But voters who are requesting an absentee
ballot through the mail are urged to request the ballot as soon as possible.
To request an absentee ballot through the mail, you may request an
absentee ballot application from the Election & Census Commission or send a
letter of request including the following: your name and Lowell address where you are registered to
vote, the address where the ballot is to be sent, your signed name, your
printed name, and reason for voting absentee.
Voters who are not enrolled in a political party must also inform us
which party (Democrat or Republican) ballot they would like to vote.
Voters who are not current in the census will only be allowed to vote
if they submit their ballots with a copy of identification and sign an
affidavit that they still reside at the given Lowell address.
For further information about your voter registration status or
absentee voting procedures, please call the Election Office at 978-674-1200.