The League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN), the Newton North High School Center for Civic Engagement and Service (CCES), and our nonpartisan co-sponsors, invite all Newton voters to our candidating event, Saturday Night at the Races. Voters will have an opportunity to meet the candidates running for local office and ask them about their positions on the important issues facing Newton. All candidates (whether they have a challenger or not) have been invited to participate.
The afternoon will be structured as a round robin. Each of the city’s eight wards will be represented at a table with each ward’s city council candidates. School Committee candidates will be available at two additional tables. Moderators assigned by LWVN, CCES, and our co-sponsors, will be present at each table to make sure all voters have a chance to ask their questions and each candidate has an equal opportunity to speak.
Voters will be given approximately 12 minutes at each table before they are signaled to move on to another table. There are ten rounds so that each voter has an opportunity to visit with the city
councilors from each ward and also their school committee representative.
For more information, please contact the League of Women Voters of Newton or visit LWVN’s website or the CCES website.