Watch the Presidential Debate with League Members!

Are you fascinated by the election this year?  Want to watch the upcoming debate with others who are?  Join LWVN to watch the Presidential Debate on Monday, September 26, at 9 p.m. at Sue Flicop’s house, 145 Florence Street, Chestnut Hill.  Please RSVP to

Primary Election Day is this THURSDAY!

Yes, that’s right.  We are voting this Thursday, September 8th, due to the Labor Day holiday weekend.  There are contested races in the Democratic primaries for Middlesex County Sheriff and District 3 Governor’s Council, plus uncontested races for other state offices.  To find your precinct if you’re not sure where to vote, please visit the City Of Newton Election Office, or click on the link here:  Elections Office.

And remember…democracy is not a spectator sport!

LWVN/NewTV Candidates’ Forums Online

LWVN and NewTV co-sponsored Candidates’ Forums for the upcoming primary election on Thursday, September 8th.  Thanks to the candidates, the staff at NewTV and all LWVN volunteers who made the event run very smoothly!

Candidates’ Forums for Middlesex County Sheriff and District 3 Governor’s Council are now available for voters to watch and be informed.  Please using the following links:


WBUR and WGBH Events on Ballot Questions

While these are not sponsored by the League of Women Voters, we did want to let you know where to get more information on the November ballot questions.

Here is the calendar and info for the WBUR debates on Radio Boston at 3 p.m.:

  • Sept. 13–Charter Schools (Question 2)
  • Sept. 20–Treatment of Farm Animals (Question 3)
  • Sept. 27–Additional Slots Parlor (Question 1)
  • Oct. 4–Marijuana Legalization (Question 4)

The debates will be held in the McCormack Theatre at UMass Boston.  For more information, click here:  WBUR Info

WGBH and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute will hold forums on the following two ballot questions:

  • “Legalizing Recreational Marijuana,” Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • “Raising the Cap on Charter Schools,” Thursday, Oct. 27,  7-8:30 p.m.

If you would like to attend or want more information, please click here:  Kennedy Institute Info  There is no information yet about broadcasting these events.

Candidates’ Forums for Governor’s Council and Middlesex County Sheriff on August 29

Join NewTV and the League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) for an evening with the candidates for the Governor’s Council (3rd District) and for Middlesex County Sheriff on August 29. Audience members can watch the forums live from the NewTV conference room. The forum will also be shown at a later day/time on NewTV’s Government Channel and on the web at

Send us your questions! NewTV and LWVN want to hear from you about the issues and questions you think are important to ask the candidates. Email your questions to anytime before the forum. We request that questions be appropriate for all candidates for the specific office and be one to two sentences in length. While the moderators might not be able to ask every question as written, they will try to cover all the topics recommended by the public.

The forum will take place at NewTV studios at 23 Needham Street, Newton Highlands. Candidates for Middlesex County Sheriff will start their forum at 6:45 p.m. and those for Governor’s Council will begin at 8 p.m.

This forum is a collaboration between NewTV and the League of Women Voters chapters of Concord-Carlisle, Melrose, Newton, Waltham, Wayland, and Winchester. For more information, please email

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