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.
Have you ever considered running for elected office in Westford? Come join School Committee Member Angela Harkness, Planning Board Member, Denis Galvin, former Selectman Bob Jeffries, and Library Trustee Marianne Fleckner for an informal panel discussion about running for office in town. Learn about their experiences and insight as they share their thoughts on how candidates can prepare to run. The Workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 7:30-8:30 in the Meeting Room at the JV Fletcher Library.
This event, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Westford, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Topics to be discussed include making the decision to run; getting started; running a campaign; and getting involved with appointed boards and committees. The forum will also feature a soon-to-be-published booklet by the LWVW entitled “ A Guide to Running for Local Office in Westford”. The Guide will also available at Town Clerk’s office, JV Fletcher Library, and the LWVW website.
The spring local election in Westford is set for May 6, 2014. The May ballot will include elections for the Board of Health, Housing Authority, Library trustee, Planning Board, School Committee, Board of Selectmen, and Moderator. Now is an great time to explore the opportunity to serve your town as an elected official!
If you are visiting the JV Fletcher Library, make sure you stop by the display case outside of the downstairs Meeting Room. For the months of November and December, it contains a display showcasing the accomplishments of our local League throughout its history in Westford.
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.