Candidates Night for Needham Election 2023

The League of Women Voters of Needham welcomed 157 people to the hybrid Candidates Night 2023–returning to Broadmeadow for the first time in several years. It was also our first hybrid Candidates Night, with 67 people joining on Zoom to watch and ask questions. Also a first, it was streamed live on the Needham Channel and Roku App.

The candidates for Planning Board and Select Board answered questions from a variety of sources: LWVN, email, at the forum and on Zoom. Our Needham High School Club members were kept busy collecting questions on index cards.

Special thanks to League Voter Service Chair Jen Geraci for coordinating Candidates Night, and Debbie Winnick for moderating. Thanks as always to the Needham Channel.

We appreciate the cooperation of the candidates and wish them good luck on April 11.

Click start icon to watch Candidates Night 2023. Then click on the full screen icon.

*See information on all candidates and ballot questions for the April 11 Election.

Meet and Greet: 7-7:30. Candidates for town offices and Town Meeting are welcome to attend to meet voters.

Forum Format: 7:30-9:00 Forum begins at 7:30 at Broadmeadow and on Zoom.
Recognition of candidates for uncontested town offices • Candidate Q+A Forum for Planning Board and Select Board • Town Meeting candidates introductions • What are the Ballot Questions?

Hybrid Options (7:30): Watch live on TV or on the Needham Channel website or Roku app

Register to attend live Zoom event:

Asking Questions: The Broadmeadow and Zoom audiences may ask questions during the forum. Questions may be emailed in advance to by March 26. Questions should be relevant to all candidates and to current issues. Questions will be screened to ensure a wide range of topics are covered.

Download the flyer. 2023 Candidates Night Flyer