Signature Drive for Charter Commission Needs Volunteers
The League of Women Voters of Newton is collecting signatures to allow Newton to elect a charter commission.* On Election Day, Tuesday, November 6th, volunteers will collect signatures at Newton’s 32 voting precincts. You do not have to be a League member to volunteer (although we welcome anyone with an interest in local government and voter service to join us!) If you can help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information.
*A charter commission is a 9-member, elected body that serves for 18 months and proposes changes to a city or town’s form of government, including such things as the size of the city council (our Board of Aldermen) or School Committee, term lengths, term limits, or at-large vs. ward representatives. Proposed changes must be approved by voters at a municipal election. Newton’s last charter commission was elected in 1971 and brought historic improvements to Newton’s governance. For information about the Newton League's efforts for charter reform, please visit the LWVN website: