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Press Release: Online Voters' Guide, Sept. 8 Primary

To assist Concord voters as they go to the polls on Thursday, September 8 for state primary elections, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) has published an online Voters' Guide,, that features biographical information about all candidates in contested state primary races, as well as responses by those candidates to questions posed by the League.

The online guide will allow voters to access personalized ballot information simply by entering a street address. Voters will also be able to find in-depth information about candidates, voter registration, voting requirements and rules, and poll locations. LWVMA is bringing this digital platform to Massachusetts voters across the state for the first time for the September 8 primary; only those candidates who face a challenger in the primary election on September 8 have been asked to respond to this primary guide.

Complete August 18, 2016 press release

Press Release: Candidates' Forums 8/29/2016

Candidates' Forums for Governor's Council and Middlesex County Sheriff on August 29 LWVCC is co-sponsoring with LWV Newton the candidates for the Governor's Council (3rd District) and for Middlesex County Sheriff on August 29. Audience members can watch the forums live from the NewTV conference room. The forum will also be shown at a later day/time on CCTV's Government Channel and on their website

The candidates for the Democratic Primary for the 3rd District Governor's Council are Marilyn Petitto Devaney, Watertown; Bill Humphrey, Newton; Peter Georgiou, Lincoln. The candidates for Middlesex County Sheriff are Peter Koutoujian from Waltham and Barry Kelleher of Wilmington.

Send us your questions! We want to hear from you about the issues and questions you think are important to ask the candidates. Email your questions to any time before the forum. We request questions be appropriate for all candidates for the specific office and be one to two sentences in length. While the moderators might not be able to ask every question as written, they will try to cover all the topics recommended by the public.

The forum will take place at NewTV studios at 23 Needham Street, Newton Highlands. Candidates for Middlesex County Sheriff will start their forum at 6:45 p.m. and those for Governor's Council will begin at 8 p.m.

This forum is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters chapters of Concord-Carlisle, Melrose, Newton, Waltham, Wayland, and Winchester and NewTV. For more information, please email

August 11, 2016 press release

Photos from Money in Politics Public Form

Money in Politics event - Jeffrey Clements
Keynote speaker, Concord resident, attorney and author, Jeffrey Clements.

Money in Politics event - Senator Eldridge
Staunch supporter of campaign finance reform and public financing of campaigns, Senator James Eldridge.

Money in Politics audience
Capacity crowd for Keeping the American Promise: Money, Free Speech and Democracy public forum, 1/13/16.

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