The League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) would like to remind new and absentee voters of the following:
New Voter Registration: If you have recently moved or turned 18 years old, the deadline to register to vote in the Tuesday, June 25th Special Election is Wednesday, June 5th, at 8 pm.
The City of Newton Election Commission office is open to accept new voter registrations in person until Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at 8:00 pm. For a mail-in new voter registration form, click Register by Mail. Voter registration forms are also available at the Newton Free Library.
Absentee Ballots for 2013: Voters who want to vote absentee must reapply annually. If you voted by absentee ballot last year and wish to do so again, then you need to reapply for a new absentee ballot for the 2013 year, since your former absentee ballot application ended as of December 31, 2012. Please be sure to note whether the application is for one election or for the whole calendar year.
If you wish to apply for an absentee ballot application by mail, please allow time for the absentee ballot application to travel in the mail both to you and then from you back to the Election Commission office. Absentee ballot applications may be delivered in person to the Election Commission office until 12:00 noon, Monday, June 24th, 2013.
If you would like to download an absentee voter registration form in English or Spanish, or a form to be filed by a family member, please click here and choose the document you need in the box on the right side of the page.
If you voted in person in the November 6, 2012, Presidential Election, or in the Special Senate Primary Election this year, and have not changed your address, then you are all set.
The Election Commission office is located at Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton Centre, next to the City Clerk’s office. If you have any questions, they can be reached by telephone at 617-796-1350.