Write-In Policy

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.

To participate in the February 2022 Candidates’ Forum, the deadline for write-in candidates to notify the clerk of their intentions is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22.