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

Candidates' Night - MARCH 5

The League of Women Voters of Sudbury will hold its 62nd annual Candidates' Night Monday, March 5, for candidates running for town office and school committee seats.

Candidates' Night will be held in the auditorium at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, 390 Lincoln Rd., in Sudbury. The program starts at 7:30 p.m., with a chance to meet the candidates starting at 7:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The election is Monday, March 26, and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

There are 17 seats on this year's ballot. Candidates' Night will feature the candidates in the two contested races: three candidates for two seats on the Board of Selectmen and three candidates for two seats on the Sudbury School Committee (K-8).

Other positions on the ballot without contested races are moderator, board of assessors, two Goodnow Library trustees, board of health, Sudbury Housing Authority, two park and recreation commissioners, three planning board members, and two Lincoln-Sudbury Regional District School Committee seats.

Given the auditorium layout, audience questions will not be taken once the program begins. Questions for candidates in contested races may be submitted in advance by email to sudburycandidatesnight@gmail.com until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 2. People attending Candidates' Night may also bring their questions written on index cards or similar-sized paper or may write their questions on index cards at the high school before the program begins.

A League panel will review questions for general interest and may combine questions when several are received on a single topic.

Candidates' Night will be shown live on Sudbury cable Channel 8 (Comcast) and Channel 31 (Verizon) and will be repeated several times before the election. The program will also be available on the station's website, http://www.sudburytv.org, as a video-on-demand option.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization and does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.

Tenth Annual Civics Bee - March 4

The tenth annual League of Women Voters' Civics Bee will take place Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at Wayland High School, 264 Old Connecticut Path, in Wayland. The Bee is free, and the public is encouraged to come and cheer for their town.

Teams from Sudbury and Wayland will vie for the Civics Bee trophy. The Civics Bee is sponsored by the Leagues in the two towns.

The special theme section of this year's Bee is Lawmakers--State and Federal. The main focus of the Civics Bee remains to challenge the teams' overall knowledge of federal, state and local government, with questions in all of those categories.

The Civics Bee teams are composed of six middle school students, six high school students and three adults from each town. The Leagues are currently seeking volunteers for the teams. If you are interested, contact the League of Women Voters in your town.

The moderator will be Jo-Ann Berry of the Acton Area League. Erik Owens, an associate professor at Boston College, will be the judge.

The Wayland Cultural Council is providing support for the Civics Bee.

Learn How to Run for Office At LWV Workshop

Are you interested in running for local office this year or in the future? Will you be serving as a campaign manager or treasurer? Would you just like to know more about the process of running for office?

Click here to watch our 2018 workshop on running for municipal office.

Opioid Crisis Panel

We hosted a panel discussion about the opioid crisis on November 12.

You can see the discussion on Sudbury TV Video on Demand

A list of Resources is available on the Opioid Resources pageof this site.

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