Preliminary election Sep. 17

The preliminary election for Medford will be held Tuesday, Sep. 17. Polls will be open 7am to 8pm.

The purpose of this election is to narrow the field of City Council candidates.

Find out where to vote.

An independent website called MedfordVotes.org has posted information about the candidates, including questionnaire responses. MedfordVotes.org is not affiliated with the Medford Democratic City or Ward Committees.

Medford Candidates Night Forums

The Medford Democratic City Committee and Medford Ward 6 Democratic Committee will sponsor three Candidates Forum events over two nights. The dates are:

October 17, 2019:
Mayoral Candidates 7:00–8:00 p.m.
School Committee Candidates 8:30—9:30 p.m.

October 24, 2019:
City Council Candidates 7:00–9:00 p.m.

The events will take place at Medford City Hall in the Howard Alden Memorial Chambers on the 2nd Floor.

The event is free to the public. All the Medford candidates have been invited.

The purpose of these forums is to give each candidate an opportunity to address policy issues vital to our city’s future. These issues involve a range of crucial issues that include community planning, land use, infrastructure, environmental sustainability, streets and drainage, parks and playgrounds, economic development, school construction and maintenance, historic preservation, cultural enhancements, and public health, safety and zoning. We would like to know their respective priorities with respect to issues involving the environment, transportation, housing, and growth. And what actions will they take in these areas to enhance the quality of life for the people of our city.

The moderator for the forums is Henry Milorin, who is the Chair of the Ward 6 committee.

The public is invited to attend these informational events to see and hear the candidates running in the general election on November 5.

Need a ride to the convention?

Teresa Walsh, State Comitteewoman, is traveling to the Springfield State Convention on Saturday September 14 at 6 AM from the West Medford Walgreens and leaving Springfield at 3PM. There is room for 4 people in the car. Please contact Teresa directly by Thursday, 9/12 if interested in getting a ride to Springfield. 617.413.3914, teresawalsh57@outlook.com

Ward 8 meeting July 18

The next meeting of the Medford Ward 8 Democratic Committee will be Thursday, July 18, at 7pm, at 57 Ashland Street.

All Medford Democrats are welcome.

Key agenda items will include:

  • planning for a voter registration drive at the Medford Square Market
  • proposal to endorse the Medford People’s Platform established by Our Revolution Medford

Ward 8 “meet your neighbors” event

If you live in ward 8 (i.e., you vote at the Senior Center or previously voted at the VFW), come meet your Democratic neighbors at a casual afternoon reception. This is not a fundraiser. It’s just a chance to meet some people and hear a little bit (really, just a little!) about the Democratic Party’s work in Medford.

Date: Sunday, April 28
Time: 3:00 to 4:30pm
Place: Home of Roger Wile, 54 Forest St (old Medford High School), unit 313
Parking: On Forest Street; please do not park in the building’s lot

Light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Email ward8@medforddems.org.

Medford Democratic Caucus May 11

Date: May 11, 2019
Place: Medford City Hall, 85 George Hassett Drive
Registration begins at: 9:30 a.m.
Caucus begins at: 10:00  a.m.

The purpose of the caucus is to elect delegates to the Democratic Issues Convention to be held at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield on September 14, 2019. All registered and pre-registered Medford Democrats are eligible to participate.

Attending the caucus, whether to run as a delegate or to participate in delegate selection, is a great way to learn more about the Democratic Party. Here are the full details about how delegates are selected.

Get Out the Vote in Medford (or help swing a nearby district)

It’s time to GET OUT THE VOTE! Canvassing and phone banking activities are taking place in Medford multiple times per day from today through Election Day.

Swing Left is also organizing canvassing trips to Congressional swing districts in New Hampshire and Maine.

And, of course, don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, if you didn’t already vote early! Polls will be open 7am to 8pm. You can find your polling place here.

Canvassing and phone banking this weekend

There are multiple canvassing and phone banking opportunities throughout this weekend to support Elizabeth Warren, Maura Healey, Jay Gonzalez, Katherine Clark, and all our Democratic candidates.

Find the full list of dates and times here.

Photo of canvassers in Medford
Our Congressional representative, Katherine Clark, and state Senator, Pat Jehlen, joined in on one of the Medford canvasses last weekend!

Next weekend, and through Election Day, there will be additional events throughout the city to get out the vote.