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.
The 2017 Medford Democratic Ward Caucuses will be held Saturday, March 25.
The purpose of the caucuses is to elect delegates to the Democratic State Convention, which will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the
Tsongas Center in Lowell DCU Center in Worcester.
Date: Saturday, March 25
Place: Alden Chambers, Medford City Hall
All registered Democrats are eligible to vote at the caucuses.
Registration will open at 9:45am and will continue until all persons presenting themselves by 10:15am are registered.
The next Medford Democratic City Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, January 25, at 6:30pm. It will take place at Medford City Hall in the Alden Chambers.
City Clerk Ed Finn will be speaking about the city’s Early Voting Program.
Polls are open 7am to 8pm today for the primary election. Sample ballots for Medford can be found at http://www.medfordma.org/2016/08/25/sample-ballots-for-state-primary-election-sept-8-2016/.
You can find your polling location at http://wheredoivotema.com/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx.
Per the City of Medford: “If you are voting at any of the Medford Public Schools and Tufts University Gantcher Center, please be aware that schools will be in session and parking could be limited. Try to avoid peak traffic hours before and after the schools opening and closing.”
Are you frustrated by the current tone of American politics? Are you sick and tired of Donald Trump’s irrational, angry rhetoric? Do you want to see the most qualified, level-headed candidate elected to the White House in November? Do you feel that, as a resident of a “blue state,” there’s nothing you can do to change the outcome of the national election?
There are things you can do to make a difference. The first step is showing up.
The Medford Democratic City & Ward Committees invite you to an open house Thursday, September 15, at 7pm, at the Medford Public Library (111 High Street). Party leaders, campaign volunteers, and local elected officials will offer ideas for how you can help Hillary Clinton win this November’s election. You’ll also learn how you can become part of the Medford Democrats’ “Engine of Change” and contribute to ongoing improvement in our city, our commonwealth, and our country.
Again, it all starts with the single step of showing up on September 15!
Questions? Please contact Maxim Weinstein at 781-391-6985 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the Medford Democrats on Facebook or MedfordDems.org.