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, September 17th Preliminary Election is Wednesday, August 28th, at 8 pm.
The City of Newton Election Commission office is open to accept new voter registrations in person until Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 8:00 pm. For a mail-in new voter registration form, go to www.newtonma.gov/gov/elections/. 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 you 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. If you voted absentee earlier this year and marked that you wish to vote absentee the whole year, you will receive an absentee ballot.
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, September 16, 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 go to www.newtonma.gov/gov/elections/ and choose the document you need as you scroll down the page.
If you voted in person in the November 6, 2012, Presidential Election, or in the Special Senate 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.