Saturday Night at the Races – a Candidating Event

Saturday Night at the Races - a Candidating Event


Saturday, 11/04/2023    
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Newton North High School
457 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA, 02460

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The League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN), the Newton North High School Center for Civic Engagement and Service (CCES), and our nonpartisan co-sponsors, invite all Newton voters to our candidating event, Saturday Night at the Races. (Actually it’s more in the afternoon!).  Voters will have an opportunity to meet the candidates running for local office and ask them about their positions on the important issues facing Newton. All candidates (whether they have a challenger or not) have been invited to participate.

The afternoon will be structured as a round robin. Each of the city’s eight wards will be represented at a table with each ward’s city council candidates. School Committee candidates will be available at two additional tables. Moderators assigned by LWVN, CCES, and our co-sponsors, will be present at each table to make sure all voters have a chance to ask their questions and each candidate has an equal opportunity to respond.

Voters will be given approximately 12 minutes at each table before they are signaled to move on to another table. There will be ten rounds so that each voter has an opportunity to visit with the city council candidates from each ward as well as the school committee candidates.

The event will take place in the Newton North High School Cafeteria.  Use the front entrance to NNHS off Tiger Drive (which is off Walnut Street).

For more information, please contact the League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) at or visit or Event information is also available on the websites of some of the event’s other nonpartisan cosponsors, including:

  • Newton Conservators
  • Charles River Regional Chamber
  • The Village Bank
  • Mothers Out Front Newton
  • Harmony Foundation
  • Newton Beacon
  • Green Newton
  • Newton Cultural Alliance
  • Newton Upstanders