The League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) has completed our new online Voters’ Guide in time for the Nov. 7 municipal elections.
Voters can go to www.VOTE411.org, input their address on the first screen, and then click on the GREEN button on the next screen to see all the candidates they will be eligible to vote for. This format allows you to choose two candidates and compare their answers side-by-side.
ALL candidates for office, whether in contested or uncontested races, were invited to participate. Answers to three questions were limited to 500 characters each, or about 100 words.
Questions were chosen from all those submitted to LWVN for our Candidates’ Forums. LWVN does not support or oppose specific candidates or parties; the guide is intended to inform LWVN members and Newton voters about issues that are “hot topics” in our city and of particular interest to the League of Women Voters.
Voters can also watch the LWVN/NewTV series of Candidates’ Forums for contested races by visiting www.newtv.org and going to the Decision 2017 Election Coverage. We expect all the forums to be available during the week of Oct. 23.
We urge all votes to be as informed as possible in this upcoming election…remember, democracy is not a spectator sport!