Voter Information

The 2016 General Election will be Tuesday, November 8. The polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm, and you can find your polling place by:

New this year for Massachusetts voters, you can vote early! From Monday, October 24 until Friday, November 4, you can vote at select locations in the City of Lowell. To find a complete list of locations and the dates polls will be open at those locations, visit the Lowell Election and Census Office webpage. You can also find a sample ballot for your district at that website.

All voters in Lowell will find the following races on the ballot:

Democrat Republican Green-Rainbow Libertarian
President Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine Donald Trump/Mike Pence Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka Gary Johnson/Bill Weld
3rd District US Representative Nicola “Niki” Tsongas Ann Wofford
5th District Governor’s Council Eileen Duff Rich Baker
1st Middlesex State Senator Eileen Donoghue

Depending on the district you live in, you will find one of the following State Representative races on your ballot:

Democrat Republican
16th Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr.
17th Middlesex David Nangle
18th Middlesex Rady Mom Kamara Kay

Finally, you will find four ballot questions on your ballot:

Yes No
Slot Machine Gaming A YES vote would allow a second slot parlor to exist in Massachusetts. A NO vote would maintain the current law allowing 1 slot parlor in Massachusetts.
Expanding Charter School Approvals A YES vote would allow the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to approve up to 12 new charter schools or enrollment expansions in existing charter schools each year. A NO vote would make no change to the number of charter schools allowed by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Animal Cruelty A YES vote would prohibit the sale of eggs, veal, or pork of a farm animal “confined in a cruel manner.” A NO vote would make no changes to the sale of eggs, veal or pork.
Recreational Marijuana A YES vote would legalize marijuana for recreational use for those 21 years and older. A NO vote would make no change to current state laws on sale, cultivation or possession of marijuana.