Local LWVN-sponsored Candidates’ Debates

LWVN has scheduled the following candidates’ debates:

Wed., Oct. 10, 10:00am, NewTV Conference Room, for State Rep, 11th Middlesex (Kay Khan (D) and Greer Swiston (R)) 

Wed., Oct., 10, 7:00pm, NewTV Conference Room, for State Rep, 10th Middlesex (John Lawn (D) and Francis Stanton (R))

Thurs., Oct. 11, 7:00pm, NewTV Conference Room, for Governor’s Council 3rd District (Marilyn Devaney (D) and Tom Sheff (I))

Seating is limited. The debates will be taped for cablecast and online viewing.

For more information, email info@lwvnewton.org.


Fourth Congressional District Candidates’ Forum on October 15

Monday, October 15, 2012

7:00 pm, Refreshments 

7:30 pm, Candidates’ Forum 

Wellesley College Alumnae Hall 

106 Central St, Wellesley 

Sean Bielat (Republican) and Joe Kennedy (Democrat), candidates for the 4th Congressional District, will face-off in a forum co-sponsored by the Leagues from Newton, Brookline, Needham, Sharon-Stoughton, and Wellesley; and Wellesley College.  

Alumnae Hall holds 1,000 people and has ample parking in a nearby garage. Be sure to allow enough time to park.

(Reminder: October 17 is the last day to register for the November 6 election; there will be a table for voter registration at the forum.)

For more information, see the forum flyer or email info@lwvnewton.org.

Don’t Forget to Vote! – the State Primary Election is on THURSDAY, September 6, 2012

Two of the contested races are for the Democratic nominations for Governor’s Council, Third District, and for Register of Deeds, Middlesex South.  LWVN and NewTV co-sponsored candidates’ debates for these two races on August 15.  The cablecasts for the two debates are now available on NewTV’s Government Channel and the videos can also be accessed online.

You can check to see when the debates are playing on cable TV by going to: http://www.newtv.org/programming/government/full-schedule/.

To watch the debates online, please go to: http://www.newtv.org/programming/government/decision2012/.

Join LWVN for Primary Candidates’ Debates

The League of Women Voters of Newton and NewTV are co-sponsoring two candidates debates on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at the NewTV studio, 23 Needham Street, Newton Highlands:

6:30pm – Candidates for the Democratic nomination for Governor’s Council, Third District, have been invited:

  • Marilyn M. Petitto Devaney
  • Harry S. Margolis
  • Charles N. Shapiro

7:30pm – Candidates for the Democratic nomination for Register of Deeds, Middlesex South, have been invited:

  •  Robert B. Antonelli
  • Frank J. Ciano
  • Thomas B. Concannon, Jr.
  • Maria C. Curtatone
  • Tiziano Doto
  • Maryann M. Heuston

For more information, email info@lwvnewton.org.

Deadline to Register to Vote in Presidential Primary

Next Election: Presidential Primary, Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at 8:00 pm, is the last day to register to vote in the Presidential Primary. If you are not already registered, the Election Commission at Newton City Hall is open on the last evening to register until 8:00 pm. You can register to vote either in person at the Election Commission office, Room 106, Newton City Hall, or by mail. Mail-in voter registration forms are also available at the Newton Free Library. For further information, call the Election Commission office at 617-796-1350.

Due to the re-precincting process, some voters will be voting in different polling places in March. Your polling place will be identified on the upcoming census forms. In addition, voters can call the Election Commission Office at 617-796-1350, or visit the website at http://www.newtonma.gov/wpinternet/index.asp and enter your address. 

To receive an absentee ballot, voters will need to visit the Election Commission in person or online. Even if a voter received absentee ballots in 2011, he or she will need to sign up again, and can do so for all of the 2012 elections at the same time. Unenrolled absentee voters voting in the primary election will need to let the Election Department know which ballot they want (Democrat, Republican, Green-Rainbow).

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