The League of Women Voters of Westford is a group of women and men of all ages and backgrounds with the common interest of “Making Democracy Work.” The League’s goal is to encourage active and informed participation of citizens in government.
Meeting Room, JV Fletcher Library
NEW DATE! As you wander through the J.V. Fletcher Library in Westford, you can’t help but notice the delightful mixture of old and new. Have you wondered how this came about? Join the League of Women Voters of Westford on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. for a presentation by Library Director Ellen Rainville on the fascinating history of the Library. Ellen will also talk about the latest services available to patrons and discuss the exciting features possible in an expanded Library facility. The event will be held in the Meeting Room on the ground floor of the J.V. Fletcher Library. Mark your calendars now for what is sure to be a very informative and interesting evening!
Amid the current discussions of traffic in Westford, we thought it would be helpful to make a report from the League’s Forum on traffic in Westford, written in January 2003. Comparing the solutions proposed then, to the problems and solutions being proposed following the most recent NMCOG traffic study in town highlights the continued changes to traffic patterns in town. If you are interested in the current traffic and parking issues in town, reading this report gives you additional history and insight into the challenges Westford faces dealing with increased traffic and development. Download and read the report here.
The Westford LWV’s latest project has been to put together a guide for any town residents who are considering running for local office. This guide will be available as a printed booklet at Town Hall and the J.V. Fletcher Library, but it is also available online. This guide is a great way to learn more about the process of running for local office, and draws on the experiences and wisdom of many League members and residents who have gone through the process.
On Thursday, September 6, residents of Westford will be able to vote in the State Primary election. Massachusetts holds a modified closed primary. If you are a registered member of a party, you can only vote in that party’s primary. If you are an unenrolled voter, you are not associated with any political party and can request any ballot in the primary. Three ballots are available, for the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and the Green-Rainbow party. Write-ins are available for all offices. The polls will be open from from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can verify your polling location on the site wheredoivotema.com.