Submitting Nomination Papers for State and Federal Offices to the Newton City Clerk during the Covid-19 Emergency

Accepting State and Federal Nomination Papers for Certification by the Newton City Clerk during the Covid-19 Emergency

Newton City Clerk’s Office Procedure

To submit Nomination Papers with Newton voters for certification:

1. Create a cover sheet with the following information and place the cover sheet along with your Nomination Papers for certification in an envelope.

Candidate’s Name:                                                                                    

Office Sought:                                                                                             

Number of Papers being submitted:                                                     

Name of Person submitting papers:                                                      

E-mail address of person submitting:                                                    


2. Address the envelope to:

Newton City Clerk - Elections

Newton City Hall

1000 Commonwealth Avenue

Newton, MA 02459

3. Newton City Hall is currently closed to the public during the Covid-19 Emergency. Please deliver your nomination papers using one of the following two methods:

Mail – You may mail your nomination papers via the U.S. Postal Service or other delivery service. If you would like your certified papers mailed back to you, you must include a pre-stamped and pre-addressed envelope. You may want to use a mail service that tracks you package to ensure timely delivery.

City Hall Drop Box – You may drop your nomination paper envelopes in the Newton City Hall drop-box at the front entrance to City Hall. This box is checked daily.

Once we have received your papers, we will send you a confirmation e-mail. Once your papers have been certified we will send you an e-mail letting you know they are ready. If you have sent a preaddressed, pre-stamped envelope, we will send the papers back to you. Otherwise you will need to call to the City Clerk’s Office at 617-796-1200 to arrange to pick them up.

Deadlines to keep in Mind

Deadline to submit nomination papers to the City Clerk’s Office:

April 28, 2020 5:00 pm  All offices except Statewide and Congress

May 5, 2020 5:00 pm     Party candidates for statewide and Congress


Deadlines for the Clerk’s Office to Certify Papers:

May 19, 2020 5:00 pm   All offices except Statewide and Congress

May 26, 2020 5:00 pm Party candidates for statewide and Congress


If you have any questions, please call the Newton City Clerk’s Office at 617-796-1200.

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