Making Democracy Work

Because democracy is not a spectator sport

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.

Nomination Papers for Town-wide Offices and Town Meeting Members

Nomination Papers for Town-wide Offices and Town Meeting Members will be available in the Town Clerk's Office beginning January 3, 2017 for the Annual Town Election to be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Candidates for Town-wide Offices must obtain at least 50 valid signatures of registered voters town wide and new Town Meeting Member candidates must obtain at least 10 valid signatures of registered voters in their precinct.

Thinking of running for Town Meeting? Not sure how it works? Watch the LWV-Needham 30-minute video, Needham Town Meeting--Making Your Voice Count.

Want to know more about Needham's elected boards? Find out about Needham's 10 elected boards by watching this video.

Visit the Town Clerk's website or call 781-455-7500 for more information or with any questions.

Film: Time to Choose

Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: First Parish in Needham, 23 Dedham Avenue

Academy AwardŽ-Winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson (Inside Job, No End in Sight) turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions in his new film Time to Choose.

See the flyer.

Fourth Annual LWVN Civics Bee

Civics Bee logoJoin us as we cheer on our friends and neighbors at the fourth annual LWVN Civics Bee. This free event is intended to spur civic engagement and interest and will be a fun competition. The Civics Bee is co-sponsored by LWV-Needham and the Needham Public Schools. The League of Women Voters of Needham thanks Needham Bank and the League of Women Voters of Needham Education Fund for financial support.

Teams will compete by answering questions related to local, state, and national government and politics.

See the Civics Bee page to find out more about this event including how to register. The last day to register is Friday, February 17.

See the flyer.