Voter Registration Deadline for the State Primary Election: August 15th

The state primary election is Tuesday, Sept. 4, the day after Labor Day.  For many offices on the ballot, the elected official will be decided on Sept. 4, not Nov. 6.  In particular, many district races such as district attorney, state Senator and Representative, and Governor’s Council have only one party with primary candidates, potentially leading to primary winners running unopposed in the Nov. 6 general election.  

Be sure to register to vote for this important election!  The deadline is on August 15th in time for the September 4th primary.  To register online, click here:

What do you want to ask the candidates? Let us know!

Send us your questions for two upcoming Candidate’s Forums!

LWVN is co-sponsoring two forums–
what do you want to ask these candidates?

4th Congressional District:  Joseph Kennedy and Gary Rucinski

Governor’s Council:  Marilyn Devaney and Nick Carter

We suggest that questions be short and direct,
and ask that they be applicable to both candidates.

Send your questions for the Kennedy/Rucinski forum to

Send your questions for the Devaney/Carter forum to

These forums will be taped at NewTV Studios over the coming weeks and will be available for viewing both on NewTV and on our websites.  More info to come so you can watch at your own convenience!

LWVMA Online Voters Guide

Online Primary Voters’ Guide Coming ASAP! 

The LWVMA Online Primary Voters’ Guide was to go live on August 1 but there were technical difficulties and it will be up ASAP! The guide will include candidate information for all federal, statewide, district, and countywide offices that will be on the Sept. 4 state primary ballot.  The Voters’ Guide provides a personalized ballot when users enter a street address and includes information on the candidates’ backgrounds, stances on issues, endorsements, and responses to questions posed by LWVMA.  The Voters’ Guide encourages participation in the election with a “Plan to Vote” tool that shows users where their polling place is, the hours it is open, and a feature to receive text messages reminding them to vote.  The platform is optimized for mobile devices.

Click here for the LWVMA website:

Middlesex County DA Debate Available Online

The candidates for Middlesex County District Attorney,  Marian Ryan and Donna Patalano,  debated recently, at an event sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Arlington, Lexington and Winchester.  You can watch the candidates on NewTV (schedule below) and by using the link (also below), beginning at the 24-minute mark.  The first debate is between District 3 Governor’s Council candidates Marilyn Petitto Devaney and Nick Carter. 

Debate on NewTV’s Government Channel (Comcast 9 • RCN 13, 581 (HD) • Verizon 33):

  • Sunday, August 12th– 7:30pm
  • Friday, August 24th– 8:00pm
  • Sunday, September 2nd– 7:30pm

NOTE: LWVN will also hold a Candidates’ Forum for Governor’s Council at NewTV studios–more info to come when it is available online.

New “The League Presents…” on Sex Discrimination and Harassment

The new episode of “The League Presents” focuses on sex discrimination and harassment and features a discussion with Elizabeth Adler and Nancy Perlman, Partners at Beacon Law Group, LLC, of Boston.  LWVN Board member Marcia Johnson hosts this informative program full of information important to employees everywhere.  Be sure to catch this episode on NewTV or by clicking here:  The League Presents….Sex Discrimination and Harassment

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