Are you interested in running for office and being on the ballot for the May 4th local town election? Contact the Town Clerk’s office to request nomination papers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-692-5515. Nomination papers can be picked up at Town Hall by appointment or emailed to you. To be on the May 4th ballot, you must return thenomination papers with the signatures of at least 50 registered voters by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16. To view all of the important deadlines (including deadlines to register to vote) and meetings leading up to the local town election, view the town’s Annual Town Meeting timeline here.
You can also read the League’s “Guide to Running for Local Office” online. It includes a detailed description of the entire process, from pulling papers to campaign finance to publicizing your campaign. You can also watch our “Getting Involved In Town Government” program and hear personal stories from town residents who chose to run for local office.
Positions open this year are three seats on the School Committee, two seats on the J.V. Fletcher Library Board of Trustees, and one seat on each of these boards: Board of Health, Housing Authority, Planning Board, and Select Board.
The Westford LWV publishes a set of three booklets. Read them all!
Guide To Town Meeting
Updated in October 2020. Be prepared and informed when attending Annual & Special Town Meetings! Publication of the Guide was partially funded by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Citizen Education Fund.
Everything you need to know about town government in one handy booklet! Published in March, 2018.
Thinking about running for local office? Check out the League’s Guide to Running for Local Office.
How well do you know your home town? Try out our Kahoot quiz of Westford trivia and test your knowledge of Westford’s government, geography, and history. We recently played this Kahoot at the December Civic Social and had a blast! You can play it in a web browser or using the Kahoot mobile app.
The League of Women Voters of Westford is a group of women and men of all ages and backgrounds with the common interest of “Making Democracy Work.” The League’s goal is to encourage active and informed participation of citizens in government.
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