Absentee ballots can also be obtained, and voted, through the mail: to request an absentee ballot, complete the Absentee Ballot Application below and mail or deliver it to the City Clerk's Office:
Absentee Ballot Application (PDF)
Peticion de Voto en Ausencia (PDF)
Note: A family member of a person qualified to vote by absentee ballot may apply in the same manner for you. Download and use the application below.
Absentee Ballot Application by a Family Member(PDF)
Peticion de Voto en Ausencia para un Familiar (PDF)
Or you may send a written request to the City Clerk. Please include in your request your Newton address, the address to which you would like the ballot sent, the election(s) for which you require absentee ballots and your signature. Mail your request to: Newton Election Commission 1000 Commonwealth Avenue Newton, MA 02459
E-mail requests or faxes are not acceptable. Requests for absentee ballots may be made up until noon on the day before the election. (However, as a practical matter, if you want the ballot mailed, you may want to request the ballot further in advance, so as to allow time for delivery) It is possible to have a standing order so that absentee ballots for all the elections in a particular year that you are eligible to vote in are sent to you.
Additional information on voting by absentee ballot can be found on the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website here.