Join Newton residents, elected officials and local activists who’ve committed to voting YES for Newton’s Future.

The Northland Newton project will be up for a city-wide vote on March 3rd, the day of the Massachusetts presidential primary. Polls are open 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. 


You will vote at the same polling location as any other election. Click here to find out your polling place. 

Here is a list of polling locations in Newton. 


This sample ballot shows what to expect on Election Day. When arriving at your polling location, you will be offered two ballots–one for the presidential primary, and one for the special municipal election on the Northland project. Make sure you receive both ballots. 

This is how the question will appear on the ballot:

Shall the following measure which was passed by the City Council be approved?

A measure which changes the zoning of parcels of land located at 156 Oak Street, 275-281 Needham Street and 55 Tower Road (commonly known as the Northland Project) from Mixed Use 1 District (MU1) to Business 4 District (BU4). The zoning change would allow for the construction of the Northland Project as described in a special permit and site plan approval granted by the City Council.




Early Voting will be held at Newton City Hall for the March 3 elections on:

  • Monday, February 24, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 25, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 26, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 27, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 28, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


To qualify to vote by Absentee Ballot you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Voter must be absent from the City during normal polling hours; or    
  2. Voter with physical disability preventing them from going to the polling place; or    
  3. Voter’s religious belief.
  4. If you are a US citizen residing abroad with an overseas address, read more here

Absentee ballots can be voted through the mail or over-the-counter at the Newton City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, during regular office hours through noon on the day before the election (March 2). 

To have an Absentee Ballot sent to you, complete the Absentee Ballot Application and mail or deliver it to the City Clerk’s Office.

Click here for more information on voting absentee from the City of Newton.