Elections

     
Mailing Address Office Hours Department Contact

Newton City Hall
1000 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 796-1200
(617) 796-1214 Fax

Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm 

Please Note: There are Specials hours on election days

David Olson, City Clerk

Election Commission Members
Marjorie Ann Butler, Chair
John P. McDermott
Nancy M. Levine
Jan Huffman

Please be Advised.  Beginning Wednesday, September 16, 2020, the City Clerk’s Office will be open by Appointment Only for In-person services.  Please call 617-796-1200 to make an appointment.

On-line services including Vital Records requests, Business Certificates, Dog Licenses, Public Records Requests, Mail-in Ballot Applications, and Voter registration may all be done through the City Clerk’s webpage.

This change is being put in place to allow the Clerk’s Office time to prepare for the November 3, 2020 State/Presidential Election.

 

State/Presidential Elections - November 3, 2020

 

Unofficial Election Results.

 

Three ways to cast your ballot this November:

This year all voters have three options for casting their ballot: voting early by mail, voting in-person at an early voting location, and voting at their polling place on Election Day. 

Vote By Mail  (Deadline to request a mail-in ballot: Wed. Oct. 28, 5pm)

Ballots are being mailed as applications are received.  Mail your ballot back in the postage paid envelope, or drop it in the drop box at Newton City Hall.  Ballots that are mailed back to the City Clerk's Office must be postmarked no later than November 3 and must be delivered by the Post Office to the City Clerk's Office by 5:00 p.m. on November 6.

or

Vote Early In Person
Vote Early In Person at the Newton Free Library’s Druker Auditorium Saturday, October 17 through Friday, October 30, 2020. 

Saturday, October 17, 10 am to 4 pm.
Sunday, October 18, 10 am to 4 pm.
Mon.-Fri., October 19-23, 8:30 am to 5 pm.
Saturday, October 24, 10 am to 8 pm.
Sunday, October 25, 10 am to 4 pm.
Mon.-Fri., October 26-30, 8:30 am to 5 pm.

or

Vote In Person on Election Day
Vote at your regular polling location on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

 

On the Ballot

President
Senator in Congress
Representative in Congress
Governor's Councillor
Senator in General Court
Representative in General Court
Register of Probate
 
Question 1:  This proposed law would require that motor vehicle owners and independent repair facilities be provided with expanded access to mechanical data related to vehicle maintenance and repair.
Question 2:  This proposed law would implement a voting system known as “ranked-choice voting,” in which voters rank one or more candidates by order of preference. Ranked-choice voting would be used in primary and general elections for all Massachusetts statewide offices, state legislative offices, federal congressional offices, and certain other offices beginning in 2022. Ranked-choice voting would not be used in elections for president, county commissioner, or regional district school committee member.

More information on the Ballot Questions 1 & 2 HERE.

2 Additional Non-Binding Questions only on ballots in the 11th and 12th Middlesex Districts:
Question 3:  (Non-binding) Shall the representative for this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would require Massachusetts to achieve 100% renewable energy use within the next two decades, starting immediately and making significant progress within the first five years while protecting impacted workers and business?

Question 4:  (Non-binding)  Shall the representative for this district be instructed to vote in favor of changes to the applicable House of Representative rules to make the results of all the votes in that body's Legislative committees publicly available on the Legislature's website.

Sample Ballots

Ward 1, Pcts 1 & 4  SAMPLE  

Ward 1, Pcts 2 & 3;

Ward 2;

Ward 3;

Ward 4;

Ward 7, Pct 2

 SAMPLE  

Ward 5;

Ward 6;

Ward 7, Pcts 1, 3 & 4;

Ward 8

 SAMPLE  

A voter with a disability may request an accessible mail ballot. This request must be submitted to the Accessible Vote by Mail Coordinator in the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office at 1-800-462-VOTE/TTY: 1-800-720-3480 from 8:45 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Your Vote Counts:
Here are some helpful tips to make sure your vote is counted:

  • If you vote early by mail, you can track your ballot to make sure that it is received and accepted.
  • If you vote early by mail and your ballot is rejected, if there is time, we will notify you and send another ballot.
  • If you requested and/or received an early mail ballot but did not submit it, you can vote in-person.
  • If you go to vote on Election Day and are told by a poll worker that you are ineligible to vote, you have a right to cast a provisional ballot.

 

Advance Tabulation
Mailed in and early In-person Ballots received by Friday, October 30 will be processed and run through tabulators on Saturday, October 31, or Sunday, November 1.  Results however will not be run until after the polls close on Election night, November 3, 2020. 

WHERE DO I VOTE?

List of 2020 Polling Locations Click Here

IMPORTANT 2020 POLLING LOCATION CHANGES

WARD 2, PRECINCT 2: 

MOVED FROM CABOT PARK VILLAGE TO CABOT SCHOOL

WARD 3, PRECINCT 1:

MOVED FROM NEWTON COMMUNITY SERVICE CTR TO OLD HORACE MANN SCHOOL

  • 687 Watertown Street (at the corner of Watertown Street and Albemarle Road)

WARD 3, PRECINCT 3:

MOVED FROM NEWTON COMMUNITY SERVICE CTR TO FRANKLIN SCHOOL

  • 125 Derby Street

WARD 5, PRECINCT 3:

MOVED FROM WABAN LIBRARY CENTER TO ZERVAS SCHOOL 

WARD 5, PRECINCT 4:

MOVED FROM WABAN LIBRARY CENTER TO ZERVAS SCHOOL

WARD 6, PRECINCT 2:

MOVED FROM WEEKS HOUSE TO BOWEN SCHOOL

What is my Ward and Precinct? 

Please verify your Ward and Precinct prior to going to the Polling Location, especially if you are new to the community.

You may also use the searchable map to find your Ward and Precinct.  


 

Remain an Active Voter! Return Your Census!

 

State Primary Elections September 1, 2020

Complete Results HERE. 

UPCOMING 2020 FEDERAL CENSUS

Frequently Asked Questions about the U.S. Census

 

For Further information contact: Newton Election Commission at (617) 796-1200 or by e-mail at elections@newtonma.gov

 

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