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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

What's Up in Wellesley

  • Ballot Question Forum: Expanding Charter Schools Among the four ballot questions that voters will be asked to decide in November is Question 2 "Increase Access to Public Charter Schools." The LWV Wellesley is holding a forum on Friday, October 28, 9-10:30am in the Juliani Room of Wellesley Town Hall. It will feature a brief summary of the question, information from both sides of the question, and the opportunity for community members to ask questions. Guest speakers will be Lisa Guisbond, Executive Director of Citizens for Public Schools ("No") and Alice Peisch, 14th Norfolk District State Representative ("Yes"). The event is free and open to the public.

  • Early Voting in Wellesley This fall's election marks the first time Wellesley voters will be able to vote early. New legislation allows all registered voters to vote prior to election day at their convenience without requiring an excuse (as for absentee balloting). Early Voting period is October 24 - November 4 and will take place at the Warren Recreation Building, 90 Washington Street. To see scheduled days and hours, please visit the town voter information website

  • Meet the Executive Director Finalists
  • Long-Term Planning Steering Committee Begins Work See the new website
  • HHU Planning Committee Update Take a survey
  • 900 Worcester Street Proposal Revised
  • 680 Worcester Street Project Withdrawn

Election Update

The Presidential Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Also on the ballot are candidates for state offices as well as four ballot questions. For details on candidates or the ballot questions, visit Vote 411

The last day to register to vote in this election is Wednesday, October 19. For information on registering to vote, visit the Wellesley Town Clerk website or the Massachusetts secretary of state website


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