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 State Representative Candidates’ Forum? Submit your question online today, and then attend the event on October 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Nashoba Technical High School.
Special Town Meeting will be held this year on Monday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Abbot School gym. The warrant this year is shorter than usual, but that makes this special town meeting no less important! A quorum of 200 voters is required to convene the meeting. Please make every effort to attend, as this meeting allows the town to finalize fiscal matters. Two conservation-related land purchases are also being considered. The League will not be hosting an evening town meeting preview this fall, but will be broadcasting a review of the warrant articles on WestfordCAT. An email will be sent out when the broadcast is available on cable and online. The voter registration deadline for the special town meeting is Friday, October 10.
View a copy of the warrant online.
The League of Women of Voters (LWV) will host a Legislative Candidates’ Forum on Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2:00-4:00 p.m., at the Willard School Auditorium, 185 Powder Mill Road, Concord, MA. The League has invited all candidates running for the Third Congressional District seat, the Third Middlesex State Senate seat and the 14th Middlesex State Representative seat. Westford is represented by the Third Congressional District and this Forum will provide Westford voters one of the few opportunities to meet and listen to the Congressional candidates prior to the election.
Invited candidates are Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Democrat from Lowell, and her challenger, Ann Wofford, Republican from Haverhill; State Sen. Mike Barrett, Democrat from Lexington, and his challenger, Sandi Martinez, Republican from Chelmsford; and State Rep. Cory Atkins, Democrat from Concord, and her challenger, Ken Van Tassell, Libertarian from Chelmsford.
The LWV of Concord-Carlisle is the hosting sponsor of the forum and the LWVs of Andover/North Andover, Acton Area, Harvard, Sudbury and Westford are co-sponsors. Also supporting the event are the LWVs of Lexington and Weston. The forum will be recorded for later broadcast on local cable TV stations in many communities.
Voters may send suggested questions for the candidates to email@example.com by 5:00 p.m. on October 3. Please identify the office for which the question is intended (Congressional, State Senate or State Representative) and provide the city or town where you are registered to vote.
The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 4. Eligible residents must register to vote no later than October 15.
State elections are coming up in November. Make sure you are prepared for the election with these online resources:
The voter registration deadline for this election is October 15, 2014. Polling places will be open from 7 am to 8 pm on Tuesday, November 4.
Join the League for an evening social and enjoy some wine and cheese while learning more about the positions the League has taken on the ballot questions in the state election. Nancy Brumback, from the State LWV, will be leading a discussion of the League’s positions. If you would like to know more about the League’s positions, and why the League takes positions on issues in general, this is a perfect opportunity. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and join fellow League members for chance to socialize and learn more about the League! We wlll be meeting at Joan Keane’s home on 10 Graniteville Road.
The LWV of Westford and Nashoba Valley Technical High School are hosting a Candidates’ Forum for the 2nd Middlesex District State Representative on Wednesday, October 22. The forum will be held in the auditorium of Nashoba Tech.
The evening will start with a reception with light refreshments at 7 p.m. The forum will follow from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Candidates Jim Arciero (D-Westford), Dennis Galvin (R-Westford), and Arleen Martino (Unenrolled-Littleton) will answer questions from the LWV and the audience. Mark this date on your calendar now for what is sure to be a lively conversation!
The LWV is asking voters to submit questions to be considered for use at the forum no later than 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 19th by using this online form. The LWV reserves the right to edit the questions for content and length. Not all questions may be asked due to time constraints. Questions can be submitted by the index card on the night of the debate as well.
Attend the debate in person, watch it live on Westford CAT, or watch a rebroadcast of the event (times TBD).