Newton Special Election: March 16
There will be a special municipal election on March 16th to fill currently vacant City Councilor positions – Ward 1 at-large, and Ward 2 at-large.
Voting by Mail
The deadline to apply for an Early mail-in ballot is Wednesday, March 10, a week before the election. This is the deadline established by the Secretary of State for Early mail-in ballots.
Download a fillable Mail-In Ballot Application:
Print out, sign and mail your application to:
1000 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
Drop it in one of the Drop Boxes at City Hall.
The deadline to return your Vote By Mail Ballot is no later than the close of polls on Election Day (March 16th, 8:00 PM)
Return your ballot by depositing it in one of the Drop Boxes at City Hall or mail it to City Clerk/Elections at 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton MA 02459
In-Person Early Voting
According to the Election Commission, the state did not approve Early in-person voting but there will be a week of in-person absentee voting at City Hall from Monday, March 8 through Friday, March 12, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Absentee ballots will be available ahead of the March 16 election, so if you have any family members or friends who will be away in college or traveling, please remind them to apply for an absentee ballot.
Absentee Ballot Request Forms can be found here.
Election Day In-Person Voting
If you choose to vote in person on Election Day, double-check your voting location because some have changed.
- List of Polling Locations 2021
- City Wide Polling Locations Map 2021
- What is my Ward and Precinct? Please verify your Ward and Precinct prior to going to the Polling Location, especially if you are new to the community
- You may also use the searchable map to find your Ward and Precinct.
Information for Ward 1 Candidates:
John Oliver – Candidate, Ward 1 Councilor At-large
campaign manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Madeline Ranalli – Candidate, Ward 1, Councilor At-large
Information for Ward 2 Candidates:
Bryan Barash, Candidate, Ward 2, Councilor At-large
Contact: Claudia Bowman, email@example.com
The special election will take place on Tuesday, March 16, 2021!