LWV SUDBURY POLICY ON WRITE-IN CANDIDATES
The League of Women Voters of Sudbury will include write-in candidates in our annual Candidates’ Forum under these conditions:
There is a vacant office because no one filed during the official candidate filing period or because a candidate withdrew.
A write-in candidate provides written notification to the Town Clerk’s office, and/or in the case of the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School Committee, the Lincoln-Sudbury Registrar, of their intention to be a write-in candidate by a deadline date set by the Sudbury League. Note that write-in candidates are not required to file intentions and there is no deadline to be a write-in candidate. This requirement is only to participate in the League’s Candidates’ Forum.
A write-in candidate is making efforts to inform voters of their candidacy, such as a website, Facebook page, letter to editor and/or signs.
The Sudbury League will not include write-in candidates in its Candidates’ Forum for offices when there are candidates for those offices who have completed the signature-gathering and filing process. Write- in candidates will be invited to participate in the forum only if there are no candidates for an office after the filing process has closed.
Adopted February 19, 2020.