Brush up on State Treasurer and Auditor Candidates

Still need to brush up on the candidates for Treasurer and Auditor?  Trying to remember what it is those jobs actually entail?  Missed Sunday’s forum? You’re in luck! The video of the forum is available directly online, or if you prefer to read about it, the Concord Tab offers a thorough article.  Moderated by Jo-Ann Berry of the LWV-Acton Area, the forum featured the six candidates: Deb Goldberg, Mike Heffernan and Ian Jackson, candidates for Treasurer; and Suzanne Bump, MK Merelice and Patricia Saint Aubin for Auditor.

The forum was hosted by the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle and co-sponsored by the LWV of Massachusetts Citizen Education Fund and the LWVs of Acton Area, Andover/North Andover, Needham, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley and Westford. Also supporting the event are the LWVs of Melrose, Newton, Plymouth Area and Waltham.

LWV Commentary on November’s Ballot Questions

In the upcoming election, voters will be asked to vote on four very different binding ballot questions.  If approved, the laws would take effect on July 1, 2015. There are also two additional non-binding questions for voters in Representative Kay Khan’s and Representative Ruth Balser’s districts.  Information on each is below, along with recommendations from the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts on the first three questions, based on its study of the issues surrounding each.  For more information on each of these questions, please visit

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts also has a Voter’s Guide to the Candidates for six statewide offices — governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer and auditor. [Read more...]

LWV Invites State Treasurer and Auditor Candidates to Forum October 19th

Voters want to learn more about what the State Treasurer and State Auditor do for the citizens of Massachusetts and who is running for those offices this fall. The League of Women of Voters (LWV) will host a State Treasurer and Auditor Candidates’ Forum on Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2:00-3:30 p.m., at the Willard School Auditorium, 185 Powder Mill Road, Concord, MA. The forum is free and open to the public. [Read more...]

Voter Information for the Tuesday, November 4th Election

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LWVMA Voters Guide for the November Election

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts has published a voters guide that covers all the candidates — major party as well as independent — for all statewide offices in November.  The LWVMA posed a series of questions to each candidate: visit the guide to see a brief profiles of each candidate and his or her answers to all the questions, or choose any question and review the answers of all candidates to that particular question.  LWVMA Voters’ Guide to Statewide Offices 2014.

October Topic Meeting: Managing Stormwater

Attendees at the topic meeting on Wednesday October 8 were full of questions for Pallavi Mande of the Charles River Watershed Association (CWRA), who made a very informative presentation (pdf, 6MB) about their Blue Cities initiative [Read more...]

Charter Commission Signature Drive Update

Our signature collection team has been making great use of the beautiful weather we’ve had this summer! As of the June annual meeting, we needed 60 completed petition sheets (2,700 signatures). Over the summer, 6 of us have collected 24 sheets (1,080 signatures) at the library and the farmers’ markets, which brings our remaining tally needs to 36 sheets (1,620 signatures). [Read more...]

Education Committee Update

The Education Committee welcomes additional members to help advance our 2014-15 agenda. Members are welcome to attend monthly meetings, help with events on the day of, or keep all the planning on track for us – all types of help welcome. [Read more...]

The September 2014 Newsletter is here!

The September 2014 newsletter is here, chock full of news to catch everyone up after the summer. Many thanks to all who contributed, particularly our newsletter editor Douglas Leith. [Read more...]

Candidates’ Debates on September 3

LWVN and NewTV are hosting candidates debates on September 3.  Come hear what they have to say in person, or catch them later on NewTV!

  • Democratic Primary for Governor’s Council at 7 p.m.
  • Special Election for Ward 3 Ward Alderman at 8 p.m.

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