Voter Information for the Thursday, September 8th State Primary Election
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 Thursday, September 8th State Primary will be Friday, August 19, at 5:00 pm.
For online or mail-in new voter registration for the September 8th State Primary, go to the City of Newton Election Department website at newtonma.gov/elections. Voter registration forms are also available at the Newton Free Library.
Absentee Ballots for 2016: 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 2016 year, since your former absentee ballot application ended as of December 31, 2015. Please be sure to note whether the application is for one election or for the whole calendar year, and since this is a primary election, you need to choose from one of the four parties presenting candidates.
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 Ballots are now available in the City Clerk’s Office at Newton City Hall. Absentee Ballot applications may be requested or delivered in person to the Election Commission office until 12:00 noon, Wednesday, September 7th, 2016.
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 visit the City of Newton Election Department website at www.newtonma.gov/elections and choose the document you need.
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, or call the Newton City Clerk’s Office at 617-796-1200.
The following offices will be on the September 8 Primary Ballot:
- Representative in Congress
- Governor’s Councillor
- State Senator
- State Representative for the 10th, 11th, or 12th Middlesex District
- Sheriff of Middlesex County.