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Information on making the most of your vote.

Register to Vote

Find out How to Register to Vote, or to change your name, address, or party affiliation.

Pick a Candidate

The League of Women Voters has a long, proud history of focusing election campaigns on the issues and helping voters get clear, honest answers to their questions. Our guide to How to Pick a Candidate is just part of our determination to keep politics a process for the people. Do your part by registering and voting for the candidate of your choice.

Get to the Polls

In general, polls in municipal, state and national elections are open in Massachusetts between 7:00am to 8:00pm. The hours may vary for local elections. Sample ballots and instructions are posted at the polls on election day.  When you enter the polling place, give your address and name to the election official at the check-in table. If you need help, ask an election official at the check-in table.

  • Don’t know where to vote? Simply enter your address at (provided by the Massachusetts Secretary of State) to find your ward and precinct and learn where your polling place is. The Newton Election Commission also offers a downloadable list of polling places in Newton.
  • Need a ride to the polls? Contact the LWVN at 617-383-4598 or email us to schedule a pickup on election day.

Contact your Elected Officials

Once public officials have been elected, let them know by telephone, FAX, e-mail, telegram or letter how you feel about proposed legislation and other governmental issues. Find out How to Contact your Elected Officials, along with some tips about being most effective.

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