by Phyllis Theermann February 12, 2018 Absentee voting league of women voters meet the candidates politics Register to Vote Run For Office vote
The League of Women Voters’ is hosting their Meet the Candidates Night on Thursday, March 1st from 6:30 – 9 p.m. in the Wakelin Room of the Wellesley Free Library. The event promises to be a lively venue for voters to meet the candidates first-hand, hear their positions on issues of importance to the town, and pose questions directly to them. Twenty-one candidates are running for eleven Town-wide offices, of which three – Town Clerk, Natural Resources Commission and School Committee – are contested. In addition, ninety-one candidates are running for Town Meeting with three contested Town Meeting precinct races. The Meet & Greet reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a brief ceremony honoring retired elected officials and the formal Candidates Forum at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Don’t forget that Wellesley’s town Election Day is Tuesday, March 6th, with polls open from 7:00AM – 8:00PM. The deadline to register to vote in this year’s town election is Wednesday, February 14th. PLEASE NOTE – The polling place for Precinct H is now the Tolles Parsons Center, 500 Washington St. Further election details are available through the Town Clerk and on the League of Women Voters of Wellesley website.
The League of Women Voters of Wellesley, a nonpartisan political organization, has been dedicated to encouraging active and informed participation in government in Wellesley for the last 80 years. In sponsoring Meet the Candidates Night, it adheres to strict guidelines to assure a fair and impartial opportunity for all candidates to present their views. Related League-sponsored events include “How to Run for Public Office”, Voter Registration Days at Wellesley High School and other venues, and Town Government Meet-Ups to bring elected officials together with their constituency to share ideas and concerns.