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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Click here to watch our 2018 workshop on running for municipal office.
You can see the discussion on Sudbury TV Video on Demand
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