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January 2024 Bulletin

In this issue of the League of Women Voters of Arlington Bulletin:

  • January Calendar
  • Co-President’s Message
  • 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration with Keynote Speaker Rahsaan D. Hall on January 15
  • Bongiorno Discusses Town Opportunities, Challenges at Potluck
  • Final Webinar in LWVMA Offshore Wind Series Airs January 18
  • Membership Application/Renewal Form
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Please Help with Rides to the Polls

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The Town Clerk has requested that the LWVA and the Council on Aging provide rides to the polls for the four elections to be held in 2024. We are looking for people willing to drive voters to the polls for: the March 5 Presidential Primary Election, the April Town Election (a Saturday), the Massachusetts Primary Election, and/or the November 5 Presidential Election.

The LWVA would like to make rides available from 9AM – 1PM with advance notice of at least a day. Some of you may be available only on a Saturday for the local election or only on a Tuesday for a federal or state election. If you are willing to participate, please contact Carolyn Parsons at with your availability and preferences.

You’re Invited to LWVA’s Annual Holiday Party!

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Monday, December 11, 2023
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Kathy & Paul Fennelly’s Home – 97 Gray St., Arlington

Mark your calendars for the Arlington League’s Annual Holiday Potluck Party, in person!
Appetizers and drinks will be served at 6:00. Main course will start at 6:30.
Our featured guest speaker will be Arlington Deputy Town Manager-Operations Christine Bongiorno!

Christine Bongiorno became Deputy Town Manager Operations on September 11, 2023, after serving the Town as Director of Health and Human Services (HHS) for nearly two decades. The Deputy Town Manager Operations assists the Town Manager in the operation of the Town. As Director of HHS, Bongiorno led a team working toward improving public health and meeting the human services needs of the community through the Health Department, Council on Aging, Veterans Services, Arlington Youth Counseling Center and the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Divisions. Source: Bongiorno Named Arlington’s Deputy Town Manager Operations. LWVA members, friends and family are most welcome to come and hear Christine speak about her priorities for Arlington, and to provide comments and ask questions.

Directions: 97 Gray St. is at the intersection of Gray St. and Churchill Ave., which is the 4th right after you turn onto Gray St. from Pleasant St. (Route 60). If you’re traveling on Gray St. from Arlington Heights, Churchill Ave. is the 4th left after the lights at Highland Ave. The house is a large gray home on the right side if you’re traveling up from Pleasant Street. There is plenty of on-street parking.

Please let Meredith Zona know by Thursday, December 7, if you can attend and what dish you would like to bring. If you need a ride, please tell Meredith and we’ll make arrangements. Call her at 781-648-2753 or e-mail Looking forward to seeing you there!

November/December 2023 Bulletin

In this issue of the League of Women Voters of Arlington Bulletin:

  • November-December Calendar
  • Co-President’s Message
  • LWVA Holiday Party December 11, with Guest Deputy Town Manager-Operations Christine Bongiorno.
  • MBTA Communities Law Meeting
  • Second Webinar in LWVMA Offshore Wind Series Airs November 16
  • Day on the Hill: Act for the Future
  • Membership Application/Renewal Form
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Special Town Election – November 7

Special Election Information from the Town of Arlington:

Vote by Mail Applications
The Town is mailing postcard applications to registered voters who wish to request a ballot in the mail for the November 7 Special Election. Any signed form can also be accepted. There is an online application as well that does not require printing or signing if you don’t receive a postcard in the mail.

Election Workers Needed
The Town Clerk is accepting applications for election workers to work the Check-in table. If you are interested, please complete the online application and you will be contacted about training.

Early Voting Schedule
The Select Board has approved early voting hours starting on Saturday, October 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Town Clerk’s Office on the second floor of Town Hall. Early voting is also available during regular office hours the following week. See the Election Calendar for the full schedule.

Confirm your Voter Registration
The deadline to register to vote for the November 7th Special Election is Saturday, October 28th at 5:00 p.m. You can confirm your voter registration especially if you recently moved or changed your registration. Inactive voters may apply for a mailed ballot or will be able to vote in person after completing a form at the precinct.
Visit the Elections & Voting page for updates.