VOTE 411 Voter Service directly serves the major aim of the League of Women Voters to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government. To educate League members and the general public about government and politics and to encourage their participation in elections, Voter Service provides information about voter registration, elections, candidates for public office, and election issues. This nonpartisan information helps voters reached informed decisions.
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.
Next Election: Special Election to Fill Two City Council Seats
A special election to fill the Ward 1 At-Large City Council seat formerly held by Allan “Jay” Ciccone, Jr. and the Ward 2 At-Large City Council seat formerly held by Jake Auchincloss, will be held sometime in the beginning of the 2021 calendar year. The date of that special election will be posted when it is established by the City, as well as information for voting.
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.
The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts provides candidate and election information thorough it’s online voter guide, VOTE 411. This online guide covers all candidate races from U.S. Congress down through statewide races as well as contested county races. The guide also covers the Massachusetts Governor’s Council races, and when ballot questions or voters intiatives are on on the balloot, information on those are covered as well.
VOTE411 also includes all of the up-to-date information and deadlines for the recently enacted “Safe Elections” law so that you can plan how and when you want to vote.
LWVN works with other local leagues to put together candidate forums on local county contested races. LWVN also holds candidate forums for contested elections during city election years. Notifications of all candidate forums are sent to all members of the LWVN through its weekly email newsletter, and are posted on the homepage of this website.
Vote/Get to the Polls
Find out information on how, when and where to vote.
- Don’t know where to vote? Simply enter your address at www.wheredoivotema.com (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, e-mail, 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 how to be most effective.