Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members.
This calendar also reflects information about other events that are of interest to the public.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, February 4, 2016
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
10:00am-noon
Massachusetts State House LWVMA Day on the Hill. Day on the Hill is in February of the second year of the legislative session because almost all bills that are not reported out of committee by mid-March are dead for this session.

As information is made available, details will be found at the LWVMA website.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
9:00am-8:00pm
Town Clerk's Office
Needham Town Hall
Voter Registration Deadline. This is the last day to register to vote and change party enrollment prior to the March 1 Presidential Primary Election. The Town Clerk's office is open extended hours today. More information can be found at the Needham Town Clerk's website.

You can now register to vote at the Massachusetts Secretary of State's website:

Register to Vote

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
7:30pm
Powers Hall, Needham Town Hall Special Town Meeting. Special Town Meeting Warrant and supplemental information is now available on the Town's website.
Friday, February 12, 2016
9:30am
Needham Public Library
Community Room
League Friday Forum: The Teardown Next Door. How does Needham's zoning by law currently regulate teardowns and new construction? What rights to neighbors have in the demolition and construction permitting process?

For more information, see the flyer.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
 
Mail your postcard to the Town Clerk's Office Last day for incumbents to file Nomination Papers. Incumbent Town Meeting Members have received notice by mail for re-election which must be returned to the Town Clerk's office by Tuesday, February 16, to be included on the ballot.

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

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
 
Town Clerk's Office Last day to file Nomination Papers for Town-wide Office and Town Meeting Member. Visit the Town Clerk's website or call 781-455-7500 for more information or with any questions.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
 
  Presidential Primary. Visit the Needham Town Clerk's website for polling locations.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
2:00pm
Broadmeadow School
120 Broadmeadow Road
Needham
Third Annual LWVN Civics Bee. Join us as we cheer on our friends and neighbors at the third 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 School Department.

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

See the flyer here.

Registration is open until Tuesday, February 23. See the Civics Bee page for more information.

Friday, March 18, 2016
9:15am
Needham Public Library
Community Room
League Friday Forum: Meet Your Legislators. The public is welcome to join League members as they discuss the issues of the day with our local legislators. Come be a part of the discussion!

Speakers:
Representative Denise Garlick
Senator Richard Ross, Needham Precincts A, B, C, I, J
Senator Michael Rush, Needham Precincts D, E, F, G, H

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
9:00am-8:00pm
Town Clerk's Office
Needham Town Hall
Voter Registration Deadline. This is the last day to register to vote prior to the April 12, 2016, Town Election. The Town Clerk's office is open extended hours today.

More information can be found at the Needham Town Clerk's website.

Thursday, March 31, 2016
 
  "YOUth Should Vote!" Student Video Contest. Help us mobilize the youth vote in Election 2016!

LWVMA Student Video Contest Launches February 1, 2016

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts invites all MA high school students to enter our third annual video contest. Create a 30-second video (public service announcement) encouraging young people to register to vote and turn out at the polls in November and submit it to us at www.lwvma.org between February 1 and March 31, 2016.

First place wins $1,000; second place wins $500; and third place wins $250. Winners will attend an award ceremony at the Massachusetts State House, and the winning videos will be publicized statewide.

Go to www.lwvma.org for full information and to enter.

Monday, April 4, 2016
7:00pm
Broadmeadow School
120 Broadmeadow Road
Needham
Candidates' Night. 7:00-7:30 pm: Meet the Candidates for Town-wide Committees and Town Meeting

7:30 pm - Contested Candidates' Forum. In addition to League-generated questions, the audience will be invited to submit questions for the candidates.

Look for the LWVN Voters Guide in the April 7 Needham Times with candidate information and a list of those running for Town Meeting in your precinct.

Thursday, April 7, 2016
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
7:00am-8:00pm
  Town Election. See the Town Clerk's website for voting information including polling locations.
Monday, April 25, 2016
7:30pm
Center at the Heights
(Senior Center)
300 Hillside Avenue
Needham Heights
Warrant Meetings. 2016: Our second year holding Warrant Meetings at The Center at the Heights

New Town Meeting Member Orientation with Moderator, Michael Fee, 6:45 p.m.

The League of Women Voters Needham annually hosts Warrant Meetings. This is a wonderful opportunity for Town Meeting Members, and anyone else, to learn about the issues that will be voted on at Town Meeting the following week.

We will divide into small groups, by precinct. Town department representatives will informally discuss the Warrant articles relevant to their expertise. Town Meeting Members will have the opportunity to ask questions and get those questions answered within those small precinct groupings.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
10am-4pm
Clark University
Worcester
LWVMA Council. Join the Movement: Move 2016

Visit LWVMA website for more information.

Monday, May 2, 2016
7:30pm
James Hugh Powers Hall, Needham Town Hall Annual Town Meeting Begins. Helpful documents for Town Meeting can be found at the Town's website.

Additional information about Town Meeting:

The Needham Town Meeting Handbook

Town Meeting Member Listing

Thursday, May 5, 2016
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Monday, May 23, 2016
6:00pm
  Annual Meeting. For LWV-Needham members only.
Thursday, June 16, 2016-Sunday, June 19, 2016
 
Washington, D.C. LWVUS Convention. Visit LWVUS website for more information.
Friday, August 19, 2016
 
  Voter Registration Deadline. The last day to register to vote and to change party enrollment for the September 20 Massachusetts State Primary. The Town Clerk's office is open extended hours today. More information can be found at the Needham Town Clerk's website.

You can now register to vote at the Massachusetts Secretary of State's website:

Register to Vote

Thursday, September 8, 2016
 
  State Primary Election. For more information about the polling locations, click here.

Please be aware that the Town of Needham is divided into two State Senate Districts as follows:

Precincts A, B, C, I, and J = Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex District.

Precincts D, E, F, G, and H = Norfolk & Suffolk District.

Note that other than the State Senate Districts, all other legislative districts include all of the town of Needham.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
9:00am-8:00pm
Town Clerk's Office
Needham Town Hall
Voter Registration Deadline. The last day to register to vote and to change party enrollment for the November 8 State Election and Presidential Election. The Town Clerk's office is open extended hours today. More information can be found at the Needham Town Clerk's website.

You can now register to vote at the Massachusetts Secretary of State's website:

Register to Vote

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
 
  2016 State and Presidential Election. For more information about the polling locations, click here.

Early Voting is available from Monday, October 21, through Friday, November 4.