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.
Do you have a question you would like answered by the candidates during this year’s Candidates’ Night? Submit your question online today, and then attend the event on April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Millennium School.
Learn more about the candidates running for local office by reading their responses to League questions in this year’s Voters’ Guide.
Listen to the candidates address the issues by attending our Candidates’ Night event on Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. This year the event will be held at the Millennium School, which is located behind the Abbot School. Questions from the audience will be allowed, although the League may combine or edit questions for time. With many contested races on this year’s ballot, Candidates’ Night is a must-see event to help you get to know the candidates better.
Check the town website for a complete list of the candidates and offices.
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.
Download “A Guide to Running for Local Office in Westford” today!
Thursday, September 27, 7 – 9 pm JV Fletcher Library in the Mary Atwood Room (3rd Floor)
Prepare for the upcoming Special Town Meeting by attending our Warrant Review. We will go over the articles on the warrant, so you are better prepared for Special Town Meeting. This is a great chance to ask questions in a casual setting. Special Town Meeting will be held on Monday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the gym of the Abbot School.
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.
View the Republican Primary Sample Ballot
View the Democrat Primary Sample Ballot
View the Green-Rainbow Primary Sample Ballot