The Medford Democratic ward caucuses will take place Saturday, February 24, 2018. The caucuses begin at 10am; registration opens at 9:30.
Locations are based on ward (look up your ward):
Ward 1: Alden Chambers, City Hall, 85 George Hassett Drive
Ward 2: Lee Room # 201, City Hall, 85 George Hassett Drive
Ward 3: Conference Room, Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, 170 Governors Ave.
Ward 4: Halligan Hall Room 111 A, Tufts University, 161 College Ave.
Ward 5: South Medford Fire Station, 0 Medford Street
Ward 6: Cafeteria, Brooks School, 388 High Street
Ward 7: Alden Chambers, City Hall, 85 George Hassett Drive
Ward 8: Room # 207, City Hall, 85 George Hassett Drive
The caucuses are used to select delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention. This year’s state convention will be held June 1-2 at the DCU Center in Worcester, where thousands of Democrats from across the state will come together to endorse Democratic candidates for statewide office, including constitutional officers and gubernatorial candidates.
The caucuses are open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Medford. Pre-registered Democrats who will be 18 by September 18, 2018 will be allowed to participate and run as a delegate or alternate.
Youth, minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a delegate or alternate may apply to be an add-on delegate at the caucus or at www.massdems.org.
The next meeting of the Medford Democratic City Committee will feature gubernatorial candidate Bob Massie.
Date: November 15, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Alden Chambers, 85 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford
Guest Speaker: Robert K. “Bob” Massie
Bob Massie is running for Governor of Massachusetts in 2018. He is an environmentalist. Before entering the race for governor he was leading a climate preparedness, research, and development lab at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
The Medford Democratic City Committee and the Medford Ward 6 Democratic Committee will be hosting two candidates nights for the upcoming municipal election:
Thursday, October 12th, 2017
7:00 p.m. Mayoral Candidates
8:00 p.m. School Committee Candidates
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
7:00 p.m. City Council Candidates
Both events will take place at Medford City Hall, in the Alden Chambers.
All candidates have been invited to share their vision for the city and the office for which they are running.
The candidates nights are open to all and will be broadcast on local access channel 22 (Comcast) or 43 (Verizon).
The September 20 Medford Democratic City Committee meeting featuring gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez will now take place at the Senior Center, 101 Riverside Ave. The time remains unchanged at 7pm.
There will be a preliminary election for City Council on Tuesday, September 12. Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm.
Preliminary elections are used to narrow the field of candidates for local office prior to the general election. They are held only when they are deemed necessary due to the number of candidates on the ballot. Note that municipal elections are officially non-partisan, so there are no party-specific ballots.
You must be registered to vote in Medford by this Wednesday, August 23, 8pm, to vote in the preliminary election. You can register to vote at Medford City Hall (rm. 102) or online.
To find out where to vote, see http://wheredoivotema.com.
The following dates have been held by the Democratic City Committee for a series of candidate nights:
- Thursday, October 12
- Wednesday, October 18
- Thursday, October 26
These events will provide a forum to hear from the City Council, School Committee, and Mayoral candidates. Details, including time, location, and which candidates will be featured on which night, will be announced at a later date.
The next meeting of the Medford Democratic City Committee will take place Wednesday, September 20
. Time and location are to be confirmed, but are currently expected to be at 7pm at Medford City Hall’s Alden Chambers the Medford Senior Center, 101 Riverside Ave.
The guest speaker will be Jay Gonzalez, Democratic candidate for Governor. Jay was the Secretary of Administration and Finance under Governor Deval Patrick.
Long-time Medford Democratic City and Ward 8 Committee member Mimi Gordon was recently awarded as an Unsung Hero by the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Mimi has served as a leader in her union (SEIU Local 509), has volunteered for numerous campaigns, and has been—as the award says—”a tireless organizer and fighter for social and economic justice.”
Congratulations to Mimi from the Medford Democratic City Committee!
The Medford Ward 8 Democratic Committee will have its next meeting Thursday, June 1, at 7pm. It will take place at the home of ward chair Maxim Weinstein, 57 Ashland Street. All are welcome.
Ward 8 includes parts of Medford Square and South Medford. If you vote at the Senior Center on Riverside Ave or the VFW on Mystic Ave, you’re in ward 8. See WhereDoIVoteMA.com to find your ward.
The next meeting of the Medford Democratic City Committee is Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 7pm. It will take place at Medford City Hall in the Alden Chambers.
All are welcome as we hear from guest speaker Ed Finn, Medford’s City Clerk. Mr. Finn will discuss the city’s early voting program. We’ll also have an update from the Issues Committee.