Register to vote thru August 23rd for preliminary election

Wednesday, August 23rd is the last day to register to vote in time for the Newton preliminary election on September 12th.  Residents can visit City Hall by 8 pm on Wednesday, click on City of Newton Elections Office to register or call the Elections Office at 617-796-1350 for more information.  

Additionally, LWVN volunteers will be at the Newton Farmer’s Market at Cold Spring Park with registration and absentee ballot forms.

Join LWVMA for Women’s Equality Day on Thursday, August 24th

The Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition, which includes LWVMA, celebrates Women’s Equality Day Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Swan Boat Landing in the Boston Public Garden from noon to 1 p.m. The League will be registering voters and we need some volunteers. If you’d like to help, please contact Mary Ann Ashton.

Speakers will include Fredie D. Kay, CoalitionPresident; Megan Costello, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement; and Eric Jenkins-Sahlin, documentary filmmaker, who is Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s great-great-great-grandson.

William F. Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth, will unveil the Suffrage Centennial Display Panel Project, a joint effort by his office, the Massachusetts Archives and the Commonwealth Museum.        

For more information on the event, click here.

Questions Needed for LWVN Voters’ Guide

We will be using to publish our Voters’ Guide for candidates and need your questions!  We will be asking ALL candidates (not just those in contested races) for all offices to answer three questions.  Please send us suggested question(s) that you would like to have them answer, and for which office.  The elected offices in the upcoming election are:

  • Mayor
  • City Councilor At-Large
  • Ward City Councilor
  • School Committee Member

Please note, a committee of non-partisan LWVN members will be reviewing your suggestions to finalize all the questions.

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