On Wednesday, August 5, candidates for the 4th District congressional seat participated in a forum hosted by five local Leagues of Women Voters (Brookline , Needham, Newton, Sharon-Stoughton, and Wellesley).
Feel the need to take action around the upcoming elections? Want to make sure everyone in Massachusetts is counted in the 2020 Census? You can help by phoning residents and voters in hard-to-count/historically disenfranchised communities to encourage them to participate in the 2020 Census and to make a plan to vote safely this fall. Phone banks are conducted on:
Please sign up to volunteer here. You’ll need a computer and a phone; training and a script are provided. Please note you need to sign up for each day you would like to phone bank.
The 2020 Census asks a few simple questions about you and everyone who was living with you on April 1, 2020. Please complete your form online, by phone, or by mail when your invitation to respond arrives. Visit my2020census.gov to begin.
Importance of the Data: The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.
Impact in Your Community: School lunches. Plans for highways. Support for firefighters and families in need. Census results affect your community every day.
Registered voters should be getting their application to vote by mail in the Sept. 1 primary early next week in their mailbox. The mailed application from the Secretary of State’s office will be personalized to each voter with a barcode which can easily be scanned by the Newton City Clerk staff.
Once you receive your mail-in ballot application, you will have to (1) complete the application and (2) return it to the Newton City Clerk’s Office.
There are 3 ways to return the completed application, but the first two are preferred because of the barcode:
Notably, applications for mail-in ballots must have a signature. (Applications with typed signatures will not be accepted.)
Source: Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s July 15th Update