State House News via the Worcester Telegram reported on a pledge by candidates not to take campaign contributions from 10 major energy corporations. http://www.telegram.com/news/20160831/mass-candidates-pledge-not-to-take-money-from-climate-disrupters
A postcard came informing me of a district-wide ballot to fund a new Minuteman High School. The ballot was needed because one of the communities (Belmont) declined to approve bonding. Minuteman said: “On May 4, 2016, one of Minuteman’s 16 member town meetings (Belmont’s) voted to disapprove the bond, effectively vetoing the project.” Belmont’s stance […]
Please visit Senator Brownsberger’s table! 14th Annual MEET BELMONT! A community information fair Learn about town departments, schools, local government Discover recreation and arts programs Find community organizations, volunteering opportunities and other activities Register to vote Meet old and new friends Free and fully accessible Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:00-8:30 p.m. Chenery Middle School 95 Washington Street Support the Belmont […]
Thursday, September 8, the Thursday after Labor Day, is the date of the state primary election this year. Given that most people expect to vote on Tuesdays, a great many will miss this chance to exercise their rights. Why the odd schedule–and what would the alternatives be?
Maine is conducting a referendum on “ranked choice voting” (RCV, see www.rcvmaine.com), a system similar in at least in spirit to how Cambridge conducts municipal elections. I realize this method of voting can be confusing for voters, but it really is one of the fairest ways to tally votes. It gives more candidates and parties […]
The deadline to register to vote for the September primaries is this Friday, August 19th. Primaries will be held on a Thursday, September 8th. The primaries are to nominate party candidates to appear on the ballot in November for county, state and federal races. This is separate from the Presidential primary, which took place in March. (Results: […]