Election & Census


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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City of Lowell 2020 Annual Street Listing

The General Laws of Massachusetts mandate an annual street listing of residents as of January 1st each year (M.G.L. ch. 51§ 4). The Lowell Election Commission sends out census forms to every household in Lowell each year, in January or February. Forms are due back to our office within 10 days.

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.

Vote By Mail
All registered voters in Massachusetts will be permitted to vote by mail in any 2020 election, with no excuse needed.

As required by the new law, a Vote by Mail application will be mailed to every person who was registered to vote by July 1 and who had not already requested an absentee ballot for the State Primary or for all elections this year. A second mailing will be sent out in September to all voters who have not already applied for a Vote by Mail ballot for the November election. The applications are pre-addressed to your local election official and no postage is necessary.

For a State Primary ballot, your application must reach your local election office no later than August 26. For a General Election ballot, your application must reach your local election office no later than October 28. 

Vote by mail ballots can be returned by mail according to the instructions in your ballot package, or in-person to the secure dropbox located at the JFK Plaza entrance of City Hall, or to the Elections & Census Office on Tuesdays/Thursdays.

Click here to view an instructional video on voting by mail from Interim Elections Director Elliot Veloso.

Download applications below.

2020 Early Voting
In-person early voting will be available to all registered Lowell voters for both the State Primary and General Election.

Early voting for the State Primary will take place at the Lowell Senior Center, located at 276 Broadway St. at the following times:

Saturday, August 22: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, August 23: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday, August 24: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, August 25: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, August 26: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, August 27: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday, August 28:   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon).