Wellesley’s Town Government election takes place on Tuesday, March 5, and there is an upcoming voter registration event for Wellesley High School students, and a couple of meetings at which voters can meet the candidates and ask questions.
Voter registration event
On Tuesday, February 5, the League of Women Voters of Wellesley will be registering and pre-registering new voters in the Wellesley High School Cafeteria, 10:45am – 12:30pm. Students will need to provide their driver’s license number or last 4 digits of their Social Security Number. All 17 year-olds and some 16 year-olds will be eligible to vote in the next presidential election on November 3, 2020. Don’t miss the opportunity to register now.
Wellesley Democratic Town Committee event
The Wellesley Democratic Town Committee has invited all Town-Wide candidates to take place in a Questions and Answer session on Thursday, February 7th, 8pm at the Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street. The Q & A is open to all, as is a 7pm voter registration postcard event and the business meeting before the Q & A.
Here’s how to become an associate member of the Wellesley Democratic Town Committee.
Sustainable Wellesley event
Hear from the candidates at Sustainable Wellesley’s 2019 Evening With the Candidates & Community Dinner on Sunday, February 10, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, 161 Oakland Street, in artist loft above garage. RSVP here.
League of Women Voters event
The League of Women Voters of Wellesley will hold a Meet the Candidates Night on Thursday, February 28, 6:30 – 9pm in the Wakelin Room of the Wellesley Free Library. The Meet & Greet reception will start at 6:30pm, followed by a brief ceremony to honor retired elected officials. The Candidates Forum will begin promptly at 7pm.
The League invites voters to submit questions for candidates in advance at [email protected] or in writing at the event. A League panel will review questions for universal interest, lack of bias, clarity, brevity, and for each office, applicability to all candidates and relevance to issues or qualifications for each office.
The offices on the ballot and candidates can be viewed on the Town Clerk’s website https://www.
Town Meeting write-in candidates wanted
Precincts A, F and G need additional candidates to fill open seats for Town Meeting. In addition, the Recreation Commission has an open seat for a one-year position.
To be elected, a write-in candidate must win the election, and the number of write-in votes must equal the number of signatures required on nomination papers. Recreation Commission requires 50 votes town wide and Town Meeting requires 10 votes in an individual precinct. For more information contact the Town Clerk at [email protected].