On National Voter Registration Day, September 25 (and beyond), the Voter Services Team of the LWV Wellesley organized and staffed the following events:
- Wellesley High School: 6 LWVW volunteers registered, or pre-registered, 58 students, representing a 30% increase over the September 2016 National VR Day enrollment. The LWVW appreciates the support of WHS administration in publicizing this event.
- Massachusetts General Hospital: Regina LaRocque, MD, rallied her MGH colleagues and the MGH Administration, with support from the LWVW and LWV of Boston, for a first-ever, day-long, multisite VR event from 7 AM – 9 PM, offering registration forms in 4 languages. Over 200 MGH staff, visitors and patients registered to vote. The team responded to frequent inquiries on Ballot Question 1 by referring to the LWVMA Election Book and affirming the League's nonpartisan position. The MGH team plans to continue working on Voter Registration and Get Out the Vote efforts through November 6th.
- The Hills Branch library: an evening VR event, co-hosted by LWVW, WOW and the Rho Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Despite poor turnout (possibly becauise of the weather), volunteers from both groups enjoyed meeting each other and anticipate working together on future events.
- Mass Bay Community College: Student Involvement Fair, September 26. The team fielded questions about the ballot, assisted 9 students with paper or online registrations, and guided students to their registration history on https://www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/. A informal survey of students present in the cafeteria found 85% had already registered online and 5% were ineligible (non-US citizens).
- Waterstone of Wellesley: 9 voters registered and one voter made an absentee ballot application. KC Kato, the Wellesley Town Clerk, will be bringing Early Voting to Waterstone on October 29 from 5:30 - 8 pm.
Many thanks to our hardworking Voter Services Team, led by LWVW Vice-President Erry Johnson!
October 14, 2018: 6:30PM: Voter Registration materials will be available at the Community Conversation on Transgender Equality, Temple Beth Elohim.