From Newton City Clerk David Olson:
The grand total for Early Voters in Newton was 17,775 over the course of two weeks. The busiest day over the course of the two weeks was yesterday (Friday) when we had just under 2,000 voters show up at Newton City Hall. Polls closed at 5 p.m. and the line stretched out the building towards Commonwealth Avenue. It took us another half hour to get everyone through the polls.