Voting and Elections

Statements as supplied for the Election Guide to be published by the League of Women Voters of Amherst.

The League of Women Voters is co-sponsoring a panel discussion on the ballot question about raising the cap on Charter Schools. The forum is planned for the evening of October 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room N151 of the new Integrative Learning Center on the campus of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

The 30-second spots produced by the winners of the 2016 LWVMA Student Video Contest, YOUth Should Vote!, are now on line.

The school project will require a Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion question on the November 8, 2016 State Election ballot for Amherst Voters. A forum on Wednesday, September 28, 7-9 p.m. in the Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium, will give the community an opportunity to hear different views.

Candidates for the Third Hampshire District Representative have participated in a number live forums this summer and have also responded in writing to questions dealing with issues of interest to the League of Women Voters.

Responses to four questions from the Amherst Survival Center by candidates for the Hampshire Third District Representative in 2016.

Follow-up questions from John Hornik to the candidates for Hampshire Third District Representative, fall 2016.

The state primary election will be held THURSDAY, September 8. The League of Women Voters of Amherst will hold a candidates forum for positions for which there is more than one candidate on Thursday, August 25, at the Town Hall from 7 to 9 p.m.

The forum on March 14, 2016, in the auditorium of the Amherst Regional Middle School will begin with a speaker covering the role and options of a town charter commission and continue with an opportunity for the candidates for the proposed Commission to introduce themselves.

A question concerning the establishment of an Amherst Charter Commission will appear on the ballot for the March 29, 2016, Amherst municipal elections. On the same ballot, residents will vote for up to nine candidates to serve on the Commission. Here are some resources to help you prepare.

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