Election Day is Tuesday, November 2

Don’t forget to vote!  The polls are open from 7am – 8pm.

There are three questions on this year’s ballot. The LWVN urges that you just Vote No, No, No! The LWVN’s full statement on the ballot questions was published in this week’s Newton TAB. You can read it here.

We have lots of information about voting on on our Voters Service page, including these top tips:

  • Need to find your polling location? Visit www.wheredoivotema.com and type in your address.
  • Need a ride to the polls? The LWVN can help.  Call 617-383-4598 to schedule a pick-up!

Just Say No, No, No on the Ballot Questions this Election Day

The following Op-Ed from the LWVN was published in the October 27, 2010 Newton Tab, available online at Wicked Local Newton.

There are three initiative petitions proposed on the November ballot, and the League of Women Voters Newton (LWVN) urges voters to say “No” to all of them. [Read more…]

General Election: Candidate Debates

On Sunday, October 17, the LWVN sponsored debates between candidates for numerous state offices. Hosted at Lasell College and open to the public, these debates were taped by NewTV and will replay until the election on November 2 — see NewTV’s Red Channel program schedule or watch them online:

Newton League of Women Voters hosts all-star cast of candidates

Wicked Local Newton

The League of Women Voters has invited candidates for statewide and local offices to participate in a series of forums on Sunday, Oct. 17. The forums will take place at Lasell College in deWitt Hall of the Winslow Academic Center, 80 A Maple St., Auburndale. Forums are free and open to the public. To ask questions, please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the forum begins to submit your written questions.

The schedule follows:

1 p.m.: Candidates for the sheriff of Middlesex County: James V. DiPaola, D, and Michael S. Tranchita, Sr., Unenrolled

2 p.m. Candidates for attorney general: Martha Coakley, D, and James P. McKenna, R.

3 p.m.: Candidates for secretary of the Commonwealth: William Francis Galvin, D, William C. Campbell, R, and James D. Henderson, Unenrolled.

4 p.m. Candidates for state representative from the 10th Middlesex District: Peter J. Koutoujian, D, and James E. Dixon, R.

5 p.m. — Candidates for U.S. Congress from the 4th District: Barney Frank, D, Sean Bielat, R, Susan F. Allen, Independent, and Donald M. Jordan, Tax Revolt Independent.

6:45 p.m. — Candidates for state auditor: Suzanne M. Bump (D), Mary Z. Connaughton (R), Nathanael Alexander Fortune, Green-Rainbow.

7:45 p.m.– Candidates for state treasurer: Steven Grossman, D, and Karyn E. Polito, R.

Members of the League of Women Voters will moderate the forums. The candidates will answer questions submitted in writing by the audience. The candidates will also make brief opening and closing statements.

The League of Women Voters of Newton is sponsoring these forums in conjunction with the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts and the neighboring Leagues.

For more information on the state and local Leagues, see www.lwvma.org and www.lwvnewton.org. Membership is open to all.

The forums will be videotaped by NewTV and shown in their entirety on the local access channels in Newton and other cities and towns. The forums will be cablecast until the election. For the playback schedule, visit www.newtv.org and wickedlocalnewton.com. They will also be available to other local access centers.

Primary Election Sept. 14

Voters Guide for the Sept. 14 Primary Elections

List of websites for candidates in the Primary Elections (pdf)

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