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Voter Guides for the 2023 Winchester Town Election

Candidates for the March 18, 2023 Town election have submitted profiles for the LWVW voter guides. The guides can be viewed or downloaded as PDFs by clicking on the links below:

Select Board and Other Town-wide Candidates

Precinct 1 Town Meeting Member Candidates

Precinct 2 Town Meeting Member Candidates

Precinct 3 Town Meeting Member Candidates

Precinct 4 Town Meeting Member Candidates

Precinct 5 Town Meeting Member Candidates

Precinct 6 Town Meeting Member Candidates

Precinct 7 Town Meeting Member Candidates

Precinct 8 Town Meeting Member Candidates

View Recording: Select Board Candidate Forum

Thank you for a great turn-out at the Select Board candidate debate on Thursday, March 2nd, and thank you to our candidates for participating and sharing their ideas and positions.

Thank you also to WinCAM for recording the event. If you could not attend or watch it live, you can find the link to the debate here

Write-in candidate opportunities in the March 18 Town Election!

Several races will have fewer candidates than open positions on the March 18th Town Ballot:

Planning Board (3-year term)

Housing Authority (5-year term)

Town Meeting Member:

 -  Precinct 2 (3-year term)

 -  Precinct 4 (3-year term)

 -  Precinct 6 (1-year term)

These are opportunities to get more involved -- particularly if you have any relevant background or experience, even as a volunteer.

You do need to be a registered voter.

If you are interested in running a "write-in campaign" for any of these positions, please contact the Town Clerk's office at or (781)721-7130 so that they are aware of your candidacy.

Learn more:

Planning Board

Housing Authority

Town Meeting

Presenting: Democracy and Women’s Rights in America: The Fight over the ERA

March 15, 2023 at 7:00pm at Winchester High School

Join the LWVW and WHS social studies teachers Chris Kurhajetz and Anne Marie Edenhofner who will moderate this panel discussion and case study encompassing Democracy and Women’s Rights in America: The fight over the ERA. See full details here. Please note this event will not be recorded, so we hope to see you there for this stimulating conversation.

Town Election! March 18, 2023

Please visit the Town Clerk's Election page for full information about upcoming voter deadlines (such as absentee voting and vote by mail) and other voting details and information.

Take the Lived Experience Survey!

The Winchester Lived Experience Survey is designed to understand occurrences of hate crimes and discriminatory, marginalizing, harassing, and exclusionary incidents experienced by anyone who lives, works, worships, studies or shops in town. The survey is available here as well as on the websites of the Network for Social Justice and other community supporters, and paper versions are available at select locations, as well. The online version is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Mandarin.  

Support the League!


Membership drive for next year has begun

Please join or renew your membership today.  Your dues will be used to support League activities on local, state and national levels:

     Annual membership: $65

     Sustaining membership: $100 

ONLINE PAYMENT OF DUES is the fastest and most convenient way to update your membership!

To join or renew membership online, click here.  

To send payment by mail, please send your check to: LWVW, PO Box 1033, Winchester, MA 01890. Kindly provide your email address (and cell phone number as you desire) to receive timely notice of current issues and upcoming events.

As always, we thank you for the support of your local League.   Any amount you may wish to donate is welcome...


Upcoming Meetings/Events

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Save the Date

Jimmy Tingle Fundraiser -  RESCHEDULED

We are excited to announce that we will celebrate our belated 100th birthday with a Jimmy Tingle fundraiser on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 6:30pm at the New Barn at Wright Locke Farm! Save the date now and watch for your invitation in April and details about how to purchase your tickets.

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Winchester, Massachusetts 01890

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