Newton Election 2023: Five Things to Know

On Nov. 7, Newton will have its municipal election and voters will decide the fate of several City Council seats.

There are no School Committee seats contested this election, but there are several competitive City Council races.

Here are five things to know.

1. Ward council seats

Ward councilors are chosen by voters in each ward. Below is a list of ward council seat candidates and links to profile articles The Newton Beacon published about them (or a link to the candidates’ web pages for those running unopposed who have not been profiled).

2. At-large council seats

At-large councilors come from each ward but are elected by voters citywide. Each ward has two at-large seats, so at-large races with two candidates are unopposed.

3. Election Day

Election Day is Nov. 7, and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Polling places are all around the city and are specific to neighborhoods and addresses. Newton’s city website has a complete map of the city’s wards and precincts as well as a page where residents can enter their address and find their exact polling place for Election Day.

4. Early voting

Voters who don’t want to wait until Election Day to cast their ballot can vote early at the clerk’s office at City Hall.

Early voting days and hours are:

  • Saturday Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday Oct. 31, from 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday Nov. 1st, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

5. Registration

Oct. 28 is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 7 election.

Voters should check their registration status, as it’s possible to have been removed from voter rolls due to years of inactivity. Residents can check their voter registration status on the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s website.

The Newton Beacon will have up-to-the-minute coverage of the election results as they come in on the night of the election. And you can sign up here for email alerts and our newsletter.