A Guide to the Fall 2011 Newton Municipal Election
Everything you need to know before voting tomorrow.
After months of campaigning and debate, Newton voters will head to the polls tomorrow to elect new members to the Board of Aldermen and School Committee.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (locations listed below)
Newton Patch will be live tomorrow with coverage from the polls and results at the end of the night courtesy of the Newton Election Commission. Make sure to check back and let us know how the polls are looking and your thoughts on the winners.
Information to review before tomorrow:
How does it work?
- Each ward has two aldermen-at-large, which are voted on by everyone in the city. The ward's one ward alderman, however, is elected only by the people in his/her ward.
- Each ward also has one, at-large School Committee representative, a position that every voter in the city elects.
How YOU can contribute
- We'll be posting an update from the polls during the day where you can comment on the story with the number ballot you were at your precinct. This will let readers know how many Newton residents are getting out there to vote.
- You can also upload photos from polling locations or candidate parties to any of our election coverage stories. Just click the "add your photos" link below the photo box to the right.
- Use our iPhone app to comment on stories and post photos to our election stories.
- Post any updates or election support messages on our shout wall located on the right side of our homepage.
- Post information and photos on our Facebook page.
- Tweet us info, comments and election shout-outs @NewtonMAPatch
- Ward 1: Carleton Merrill, Janet Sterman, Allan Ciccone
- Ward 2: Stephen Linsky and Marcia Johnson
- Ward 3: Ted Hess-Mahan and Greer Tan Swiston
- Ward 4: Jay Harney and Amy Mah Sangiolo
- Ward 5: Deborah Crossley and Brian Yates
- Ward 6: Charlie Shapiro, Greg Schwartz, Vicki Danberg and Dick Blazar
- Ward 7: Ruthanne Fuller, Marc Laredo and Lisle Baker
- Ward 8: David Kalis, Mitch Fischman, Tom Sheff and Cheryl Lappin
- Ward 1: Geoff Epstein
- Ward 2: Jonathan Yeo and Margaret Albright
- Ward 3: Angela Pitter-Wright
- Ward 4: Josh Krintzman and Diana Fisher Gomberg
- Ward 5: Sue Rosenbaum
- Note: Ward 6 School Committee member Claire Sokoloff (running for re-election uncontested) did not answer the Patch questionnaire.
- Ward 7: Matt Hills
- Ward 8: Margie Ross Decter
- Ward 1 alderman-at-large: Allan Ciccone Jr., Carleton Merrill and Janet Sterman
- Ward 2 School Committee seat: Jonathan Yeo and Margaret Albright
- Ward 4 School Committee seat: Josh Krintzman and Diana Fisher Gomberg
- Ward 5 School Committee seat: Sue Rosenbaum and Steve Siegel
- Ward 6 alderman-at-large: Charlie Shapiro, Vicki Danberg and Greg Schwartz
- Ward 8 alderman-at-large: Mitch Fischman, David Kalis and Tom Sheff
Letters to the editor:
- Read through our Letters to the editor column for all the letters supporting candidates for tomorrow's election.
Check out the .pdf section above to see samples of the ballots for tomorrow's election.
Below is a list of the polling locations for the city. Check out the Election Commission's handy tool to find what ward and precinct you live in.
Precinct 1: Lincoln-Eliot Elementary School, 191 Pearl St.
Precinct 2: Fire Station #1, 241 Church St.
Precinct 3: Bigelow Middle School, 42 Vernon St.
Precinct 4: Pellegrini Playground Fieldhouse, 11 Hawthorn St.
Precinct 1: Newton Community Service Center, 492 Waltham St.
Precinct 2: Peirce Elementary School, 170 Temple St.
Precinct 3: Newton Community Service Center, 492 Waltham St.
Precinct 4: Franklin Elementary School, 125 Derby St.
Precinct 1: Burr Elementary School, 171 Pine St.
Precinct 2: Hamilton (Lower Falls) Community Center, 545 Grove St.
Precinct 3: Williams Elementary School, 141 Grove St.
Precinct 4: Burr Elementary School, 171 Pine St.
Precinct 1: Emerson Community Center, 51 Pettee St.
Precinct 2: Hyde Community Center, 90 Lincoln St.
Precinct 3: Zervas Elementary School, 30 Beethoven Ave.
Precinct 4: Zervas Elementary School, 30 Beethoven Ave.
Precinct 1: Bowen Elementary School, 280 Cypress St.
Precinct 2: Weeks House, 7 Hereward Road
Precinct 3: Hyde Community Center, 90 Lincoln St.
Precinct 4: Mason-Rice Elementary School, 149 Pleasant St.
Precinct 1: Church of the Redeemer, 379 Hammond St.
Precinct 2: Bigelow Middle School, 42 Vernon St.
Precinct 3: Ward Elementary School, 10 Dolphin Road
Precinct 4: Ward Elementary School, 10 Dolphin Road
Precinct 1: Oak Hill Middle School, 130 Wheeler Rd.
Precinct 2: Memorial-Spaulding Elementary School, 250 Brookline St.
Precinct 3: Countryside Elementary School, 191 Dedham St.
Precinct 4: Shuman Community Center, 675 Saw Mill Brook Parkway