Now’s the time to act!
VOTE BY MAIL
- Mail your ballot ASAP
- Recommended: Return your ballot in-person to the ballot boxes outside City Hall by 8pm on Nov 3 (the sooner the better!)
- Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by Nov. 3
VOTE EARLY (ends Friday!)
- Oct. 17 to 30 at the Newton Free Library
- 10am to 4pm weekends, 8:30-5pm weekdays
VOTE ELECTION DAY
- Nov. 3 from 7am to 8pm at your polling location
- Find your polling location at WhereDoIVoteMA.com
- Check to see if you’re registered here
- Learn more about registering here
- Use the Massachusetts Online Voter Registration System to register online or to update a current registration.
NOTE: Certain voters must submit a copy of their identification with their voter registration or present it at their polling place on Election Day. For more information on identification requirements, please see our page on Identification Requirements.
What will Newton voters be voting on in November?
- President of the United States
- Representative to the U.S. Senate
- Representative to the U.S. House, 4th MA District
- State and County government offices
- 2 Ballot Measures:
- Question 1 – “Right to Repair” law
- Question 2 – Ranked Choice Voting
3 Ways to Vote
Due to Covid-19, the state has expanded voting options for the 2020 elections. Make a plan about how you will vote.
Voting by Mail
Follow these steps to vote by mail…
- APPLY: The deadline to apply to vote by mail has passed. You can still request an Absentee Ballot. Learn more here.
- DELIVER: Mail, email, or bring your completed application to the Newton City Clerk.
- VOTE: Once it arrives, fill out your ballot. Follow all directions carefully. Click here to learn more about how to vote by mail.
- RETURN: Mail or deliver your ballot in the envelope provided. NOTE: To ensure your ballot will be received in time to be counted, it is recommended that voters now return their ballots in person using the ballot boxes outside City Hall, if possible.
- TRACK: Use the Track my Ballot tool to check the status of your mailed or hand-delivered ballot.
Early voting will be available October 17 – 30 at the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St.. Weekend hours are 10am to 4pm. Weekday hours are 8:30am to 5pm. NEW UPDATE: Newton has extended voting hours on Saturday, Oct. 24 (which is also the deadline to register to vote) until 8pm.
Election Day Voting
Vote in-person on Election Day, November 3, 2020 at your polling location from 7am to 8pm. Unsure where to vote? Find your polling location here.
How can Newton voters learn more about the candidates and ballot questions?
The following state and League resources can help inform your vote:
Click here to view the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s “Information for Voters” for the November 3, 2020 election. The booklet (which was also mailed to the households of each registered voters across the state) contains helpful information about the 2020 Ballot Questions and provides lots of additional information about voting this fall.
Use VOTE411.org See what’s on your ballot and view candidate statements with personalized voter information powered by the League of Women Voters Education Fund. You can also check your registration, find your polling place and more using this amazing tool for voters.
4th Congressional District
MA House of Representatives – 10th Middlesex District
The questions, summaries, what your vote will do, statements of fiscal consequences, arguments in favor and against, and the full text of the measures are in the official guide to the 2020 ballot questions, the red booklet entitled “Information for Voters”, published and distributed by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Find it here or click the image of the booklet above.
Question 1: An Initiative Law to Enhance, Update and Protect the 2013 Motor Vehicle Right to Repair Law. (Right to Repair Law)
The League of Women Voters of MA has taken no position on this question.
Question 2: Initiative petition for a Law to Implement Ranked-Choice Voting in Elections (Ranked-Choice Voting Initiative)
The League of Women Voters of MA supports a YES vote on Question 2.
Read more about the LWVMA’s positions on these ballot questions.
Additional Information on the ballot questions: