Election & Census

Responsibilities


The City of Lowell's Election and Census Commission manages and conducts all aspects of the voting process for municipal, state, and federal elections within the City of Lowell. Throughout the year, the Election Office registers voters and provides voter lists and other public information, and maintains a list of trained temporary poll workers and wardens to staff each polling location.
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Learn more about the Election and Census Office by visiting our pages located in the left hand column of this page.
 
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New Election System


Under a federal consent decree in the matter of Huet et. al v. City of Lowell, the City is changing from an at-large electoral system to an at-large and district based "hybrid" system for municipal elections beginning in 2021.

Under the new hybrid system, the City Council will expand from nine to eleven members. The City will be divided into eight districts, with each district electing one member to the Council. Three City Councilors will be elected at-large. Each voter will select up to three at-large City Council candidates and one district City Council candidate on their ballot. For School Committee elections, there will be four districts (the eight council districts will be combined into groups of two) with each district election one member, and two at-large seats. Each voter will select up to 2 at-large School Committee candidates and  district School Committee candidate on their ballot. 

For more information on the new election system, visit: yourlowellyourvote.com

Nomination Papers Available - June 1, 2021


As of June 1, 2021, nomination papers for candidates running for City Council and School committee have been released. Nomination papers can be obtained from the Elections and Census Office located in City Hall, Room 5. The deadline to submit nomination papers to the Election Commission is August 3, 2021 at 5:00 PM

To view a guide of the new election system for candidates, click here

For more important dates, view the 2021 Election Calendar.

Voter Registration Status


You may check your voter information by calling the Election & Census Office at (978) 674-4046 or online at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/VoterRegistrationSearch/MyVoterRegStatus.aspx.