1000 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 796-1359 Fax
|Monday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
(Specials hours on election days)
Interim Election Commission Executive Secretary
Election Commission Members
Kenneth R. Hartford, Chair
Marjorie Ann Butler
John P. McDermott
Nancy M. Levine
Special Senate & Special Municipal Election Information
Newton will be holding two elections on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. The Special Senate Election and a Special Municipal Election to fill the vacant Alderman-at-Large seat in Ward One.
Poll Hours: 7am-8pm
Last Day and Hour to register as a voter in both Special Senate and Special Municipal Election: Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 8:00 pm
Last Day and Hour to apply for an absentee ballot for the Special Senate Election and Special Muncipal Election: Monday, June 24, 2013, Noon
UNOFFICIAL Election night results will be available here after 8:00pm on Election night.
View unofficial Election night results aftert the polls close: Click Here
Verify Your Precinct Here
Precinct Locations Here
Download an Absentee Ballot Application
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)
2013 Municipal Election Information
Nomination papers for the 2013 Fall Municipal Elections will be available at the Elections Commission Office in Newton City Hall beginning May 1, 2013.
The next meeting of the Election Commission is: Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7:00 P.M. Room 222
Important Notice: Due to the reprecinting process in 2011, some voters will be voting in a different polling place. Verify Your Precinct Here
The Election Commission notified all voters whose voting district changed.
The major change was the creation of a new voting district Ward 2, Precinct 4, the polling location will be at the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street.
For Further information contact:
Newton Election Commission at (617) 796-1350.
If you registered to vote by mail and have never voted in a state election, please bring identification with you to the polls on Election Day.
Registering to Vote
You must be registered in order to vote.
- a citizen of the United States,
- a legal resident of Newton, and
- 18 years old on or before election day.
(There is no waiting period).
You must be registered to vote 20 days prior to an election in order to vote in that election.
Download the Voter Registration Form from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts here.
You can register to vote either in person at the Election Commission Office, Room 106, Newton City Hall, or by mail.
Mail-in voter registration forms are available at the Newton Free Library.
- Voter must be absent from the City during normal polling hours.
- Voter with physical disability preventing them from going to the polling place.
- Voter's religious belief
* It should be noted that the criteria for absentee voting in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts does not include legal provisions for Mail-In Voting or Early Voting.
Absentee ballots must be requested in writing and require an original signature. E-mail requests or faxes are not acceptable. For further information regarding absentee ballots click here.
Absentee ballots can be voted over-the-counter at the Election Commission, Room 106 of City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, during regular office hours.
Absentee ballots can also be obtained, and voted, through the mail: to request an absentee ballot, send a written request to the Election Commission.
Please include in your request your Newton address, the address of where you would like the ballot sent, and the election(s) for which you require absentee ballots.<
Requests for absentee ballots may be made up until noon of the day before the election. (However, as a practical matter, if you want the ballot sent outside of Newton, 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 that you are eligible to vote in are sent are sent to you for up to one year.
The City Census
In January of each year the Election Commission conducts a census of the population of the City of Newton. The results of this census are sent to the school department and the jury commission. If you have not yet returned your census form, you can reply by calling (617) 796-1350.