We need your questions for all candidates!

LWVN/NewTV Candidates’ Forums are starting and we need your questions!  On Monday, September 25th, we will be taping forums for Ward 1 At-Large Councilor, Ward 1 School Committee, and Ward 3 At-Large Councilor.  Your questions can be general to all candidates for a position, or specific to a particular ward.

We will try to get to as many questions as possible, but please know that we sometimes have to combine or adjust them given our time constraints and policy of asking the same question for all candidates.  We especially appreciate questions that are one or two sentences long, and focused on one topic.

While the forums are not televised live, you are welcome to join us and watch a live feed in the NewTV conference room (light refreshments provided.)  They will be aired on NewTV at a later date, and will also be available on their website, newtv.org.

Monday’s forums schedule is expected to run on time, but please be patient with us:

  • 5- 6 pm: Ward 1 At-Large Councilor
  • 6 – 7 pm: Ward 1 School Committee
  • 7 – 8 pm: Ward 3 At-Large Councilor

 

From LWV Wellesley, September 28th: Gerrymandering: Why It’s More Complicated Than Most People Think

The LWV of Wellesley will sponsor Mira Bernstein addressing “Gerrymandering: Why It’s More Complicated Than Most People Think” on September 28 at our opening meeting. This talk is an extremely relevant look at how voting is affected by gerrymandering.

With the US Supreme Court preparing to hear oral arguments on October 3rd in Gill v. Whitford, a challenge to the redistricting plan passed by Wisconsin’s legislature in 2011, our topic is most timely.

Mira Bernstein holds a research faculty position in the interdisciplinary program for Sciences, Technology and Society (STS) at Tufts University and is a founding member of the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group which believes that gerrymandering is a fundamental threat to our democracy. Join us in learning about efforts to improve fairness in our election process.

The event will be on Thursday, September 28, at the Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, in Wellesley Hills. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm and the talk will begin promptly at 7 pm.

This event is free and open to the public.

Preliminary Election Day is THIS Tuesday!

Don’t forget to vote this Tuesday in the preliminary election for Mayor!  There are seven candidates for Mayor in this election–the top two vote-getters will face each other in the general election in November.  To watch the LWVN/NewTV Forum with all the mayoral candidates, click here.   The NewTV website also has individual candidates video statements as well.

Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm.  If you need to vote absentee, you can vote in the Elections Office at City Hall through Monday at noon.  Mail-in ballots must be received by Tuesday at 8 pm.  To find your polling location, click here.

For more information, contact the City of Newton Elections Office by calling (617) 796-1200 or by clicking here.

 

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