For John, BLUF: Be sure to vote. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From a Press Release from the Lowell Election Commission (Joseph Mullen, Chairman, Pat McCartin, Tom O'Brien and Thel Sar) we know that there will be a Preliminary Election, to winnow down the number of Candidates for City Council. Preliminary Election as opposed to a Primary Election.
The Election will be Tuesday, 29 September 2015.
That means the deadline to register to vote is Wednesday, 9 September 2015.♠
That means the deadline for an absentee ballot will be Noon Monday, 28 September 2015.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Yes, it would be nice if we had same-day registration. But, like everything else it will cost us money to do that. So, what is the trade-off? How many people would take advantage of this opportunity? Why didn't they behoove themselves to register by 9 September? And, of course, there is always the integrity-of-the-election question. What is the chance someone could exploit this to stuff the ballot box?