Democracy is worth waiting for!
An unprecedented number of voters participated in these elections. Every eligible voter should have their voice heard and their vote counted. When we take the time to count and verify every ballot, it’s a sign that our democracy is working.
Emergency Absentee Ballots
If you have been admitted to a healthcare facility or you are instructed to quarantine in your home within 1 week of the election, you may use the absentee ballot application to designate someone of your choice to deliver a ballot to you.
The person you designate to deliver your ballot will need to bring the signed application to your local election office, pick up your absentee ballot, bring it to you, and return it for you by the close of polls on Election Day. Emergency ballots may be requested up until the close of polls.
The absentee ballot application is here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/
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
The League of Women of Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) and the League of Women Voters, Newton (LWVN) support and urge a YES vote on Question 2 Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) for primary and general elections for state executive officials, state legislators, federal congressional representatives, and certain county offices.
RCV is a voting method in which voters rank candidates according to their preferences. The LWVN thought it was important for us to provide our members and Newton Voters more information about RCV. In our latest The League Presents…, Marcia Johnson discussed Ranked Choice Voting with Susan Millinger, LWVMA Board of Directors and LWV Amherst Steering Committee member about RCV and covered the following topics:
History and Benefits of RCV:
- The key differences between RCV and Plurality system
- The reasons as to why the League supports this ballot question.
- The mechanics of how this works and what it takes for a candidate to win.
- The challenges and potential drawbacks to RCV.
For more information, please refer to the Secretary of States’ Office.