Emily Norton has confirmed her candidacy in the Board of Aldermen race and submitted a candidate statement.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
The primary will be held Tuesday, April 30. A reminder on where you can vote in Newton.
Voters across Massachusetts will head to the polls Tuesday, April 30 for a special primary election for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Secretary of State John Kerry. Tuesday's primary election will include a race for both the Democrats and Republicans: Read this article for Q&As with all the Senate candidates. The winners of Tuesday's primary will go head-to-head in the June 25 special Senate election. Below is a list of the polling locations for Newton. If you need to verify your polling location, check out the Election Commission's handy tool to find what ward and precinct you live in. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ward 1 Precinct 1: Lincoln-Eliot Elementary School, 191 Pearl St. Precinct 2: Fire Station #1, 241 Church St. …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A few updates from the Newton polls, which are open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Updated 8:58 p.m. The results are in, and Newton voters passed all three override questions. 8:25 p.m. The polls in Newton are officially closed and results are trickling in via the Newton Election Commission website. As of 8:25 p.m., all three questions were passing with "yes" with 10 precincts reporting in the city. There are 32 precincts total. Stay tuned to Patch for updates on the voting! 6:05 p.m. We've received a few more poll updates from our Twitter followers: If you'd like to watch the NewTV special election coverage live, you can catch a live stream of the show right here on Newton Patch. 5 p.m. As of 3 p.m., Newton Election Commission Interim Executive Secretary Peter Koutoujian estimated turnout in Newton to be between 18-20 …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Information on voter registration and absentee ballot applications for the March 12 special override election.
There is just a month left before Newton voters will head to the polls to decide whether to support Mayor Setti Warren's proposed $11.4 million override package. Voters will consider three questions on Tuesday, March 12, including an $8.4 million operating override and two debt exclusion overrides for the rebuilding of Angier and Cabot elementary schools. As time ticks down to the special election, so does the time to register to vote. But when is the deadline? According to information provided by the Newton League of Women Voters, residents must register by Wednesday, Feb. 20. The Newton Election Commission will be open until 8 p.m. on Feb. 20 to accommodate any last-minute registrations. Absentee ballot applications are due by noon …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Newton Ward 1 Alderman-at-Large Carleton Merrill passed away on Jan. 23, 2013.
It will be a difficult task to replace the kind of dedication and service Alderman Carleton Merrill showed for his consituents, but the city will soon be faced with finding someone to fill the Ward 1 alderman-at-large seat. So, how does the process work? According to the city's charter [Sec. 2-5 (a)], a special election must be held to fill the Board of Aldermen seat if the vacancy occurs within the first 15 months of the term. The current term started in January 2012. Since the seat in question is an alderman-at-large position, the special election will have to be held city wide. Newton's Interim Election Commission Executive Secretary Peter Koutoujian Sr. told Newton Patch this week that the Election Commission will be meeting tomorrow…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Everything you need to know about the local, state and national races on the ballot for Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012, as well as the Massachusetts ballot initiatives.
Need to know where to vote today in Newton? Check our list and find out where your polling center is located.
Updates on the 2012 elections here in Newton will be posted throughout the day. Connect with us on Twitter too at #PatchElections and tell us what you see by tweeting @NewtonMAPatch and commenting on Facebook.com/NewtonPatch.
12:40 a.m. In case you missed our earlier articles: Also, according to the unofficial Newton election results, 78 percent of Newton's registered voters turned out for today's election. 10:30 p.m. Elizabeth Warren has won the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts. 10:06 p.m. Joe Kennedy III has defeated Republican Sean Bielat and won the Fourth Congressional District seat, replacing retiring U.S. Rep. Barney Frank. State Rep. Kay Khan has defeated challenger Greer Tan Swiston, earning her 10th term in the Mass. House. 9:53 p.m. According to info from Patch reported Chris Helms, who is at the Kennedy campaign party, the room is in celebration mode as the Associated Press declares Kennedy as the winner. Meanwhile, per the Newton unofficial …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Just 17 percent of Newton voters made it out to the polls yesterday.
When it comes to the Fourth Congressional District race in November, Newton residents made their choice loud and clear: Kennedy vs. Bielat. With 93 percent of the total Newton votes cast in the Democratic primary, Joe Kennedy III had an easy victory in the Garden City over Rachel Brown and hometown candidate Herb Robinson, according to unofficial results from the Newton Election Commission. A copy of Newton's unofficial election results is included in the .pdf to the right. Likewise, Republican Sean Bielat earned 76 percent of the Newton vote in his primary race against Elizabeth Childs and David Steinhof. Newton's voting aligned with that of the rest of the state, where Kennedy managed to get more than 90 percent of the vote and Bielat …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Devaney got strong support in Watertown and Waltham to defeat Brookline's Harry Margolis and Newton's Charlie Shapiro.
Watertown's Marilyn Petitto Devaney won a narrow victory in the primary for the Third District of the Governor's Council Thursday with the help of voters in her hometown and Waltham. With 264 of 270 precincts reporting in 32 communities, Devaney won with 16,956 votes, ahead of Brookline's Harry Margolis' 14,269 and 9,830 for Charlie Shapiro of Newton, according to results reported to the Boston Globe by the Associated Press, and Waltham results gathered by Waltham Patch. "I always say, I don't own the seat, but I love the job," Devaney said. Devaney will face independent candidate Tom Sheff in the November general election when she seeks her eighth term on the Governor's Council. She fared well in Watertown, where she got 1,058 votes (53 …