Election Changes in Lowell


* Please note: at the August 27 City Council meeting, the council voted to narrow the election systems to the following: Option 2, Hybrid 8-3 System, and Option 3, At-Large Ranked Choice Voting. These are the two systems that will appear on the nonbinding ballot in November.

The City of Lowell is beginning a process through which it will be selecting and implementing a new system for the election of candidates to the City Council and the School Committee. 

This website is intended to provide information to the public about how this process will play out over the next several months.  It is also intended to provide information about the potential new election systems that are under consideration.

City Council Meeting, August 27, 2019

Please click here to view the presentation given at the August 27, 2019 City Council meeting, given by the City’s Law Department.

Community Outreach Event - August 20th, 2019

Please click here to view the presentation given at the City’s initial Community Outreach Event. This public event, which took place at the Lowell Senior Center on August 20th, was hosted by the City of Lowell and featured an independent expert, Dr. Ted Arrington, who specializes in election and election systems analysis.

Please click here to view a brief bio of Dr. Theodore Arrington, the Independent Expert who presented on the election system options at the Community Outreach Event on August 20th.