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Making Democracy Work

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Concord Town Election - Three Debt Exclusion ballot questions

Concord's Select Board has called a Special Town Election for Thursday, April 14, 2016 to consider three ballot questions. The questions all ask voters to consider a Proposition 2 debt exclusion under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 59, 21C(k). The questions relate to Warrant Articles that were on the Annual Town Meeting Warrant, as follows:

Ballot Question 1 + Concord-Carlisle Regional School District + Landfill Site Remediation (see also Article 14 of the Annual Town Meeting Warrant)
Ballot Question 2 + School Transportation Facility + Supplemental Appropriation (see also Article 15 of the Annual Town Meeting Warrant)
Ballot Question 3 + Minuteman Regional High School Building Project Approval (see also Article 18 of the Annual Town Meeting Warrant)

Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm on Election Day, April 14th. If you will be away from Concord during polling hours, or are unable to get to the polls in person on Election Day due to physical limitations or religious beliefs, then you are eligible to vote via absentee ballot. Absentee ballots are available in person at the Town Clerk's Office during office hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and Friday, March 25th until 8:00 pm) or a ballot may be mailed to you upon receipt of a written request. The deadline for absentee balloting is Noon on Wednesday, April 13th . For further information, contact the Town Clerk's Office at 978-318-3080 or via email at townclerk@concordma.gov.

Forum: Choosing a new Superintendent of Schools

At 7:00-8:45 PM on April 27th , at the Sanborn Middle School, 835 Old Marlboro Road, the public will have a unique opportunity to join the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle in a discussion facilitated by Dr. Tom Scott, Executive Director, Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, and William J. Hurley, Chair, School Committee, Lexington Public Schools.

Tom Scott was formerly both the Prinicipal of the CCRHS and the Superintendent of the Concord Public Schools; he, therefore, brings a uniquely well-informed, professional perspective to our discourse. Bill Hurley brings an equally impressive resume to our discussions, for he has served as the Superintendent of the Marshfield and Sudbury Public Schools. He has also recently been involved in the Town of Lexington's search for a new superintendent.

With both men as commentators and facilitators, the public will enjoy an opportunity to consider how the selection process works and the public's role in that process, while discussing our essential educational values. Choosing a leader to help our school community achieve its goals is central to our educational future.

Please join us for this free event that is open to the public.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, issues-oriented organization of women and men that encourages informed and active participation in government. The League does not support or oppose any candidate or political party. Visit LWV of Concord-Carlisle at http://www.lwvcc.org.