NEW BEDFORD — The deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 7 election is Wednesday.

Residents have until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Election Office in City Hall, 133 William St., Room 114, to register and make any updates to their name or address.

Residents may vote by absentee ballot in the Election Office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or request a ballot be sent to their home address. Absentee ballots must be cast by noon Nov. 6. To allow voters more time to cast an absentee ballot, the Election Office will be open 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 4.

For questions, call the Election Office at 508-979-1420.