2016 Elections

Elections afford us the opportunity to further advance Wheelock's mission to improve the lives of children and families. Those elected will be responsible for making critical decisions that impact the lives of children and families everywhere. Informing ourselves about the candidates and the issues and actively participating at the voting polls are rights afforded by our democracy. To that end, Wheelock is committed to providing you with the information and materials you need to participate in the 2016 Elections.

2016 Presidential Elections

The official candidates that will be participating in the Presidential election are below. Their websites are listed as well in case you would like to receive further information about them.

Republican Nominee

Donald Trump - Businessman, real estate developer

Democratic Nominee

Hillary Clinton - Former Secretary of State and Senator from New York

How does the presidential election affect Higher Education and Wheelock, find out here:

Views of Presidential Candidates on Higher Education: A Brief Bibliography

If you would like to stay informed of Presidential candidate platforms and debate schedule (forthcoming), please visit:



2016 MA State and Local Elections/Ballot Initiatives

The MA Secretary of State's office is the best resource on the state and local candidates as well as the referendums that will appear on the ballot in MA this November.

SoS web site: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.htm

Sign Up for TurboVote

When you sign up at the TurboVote link, you will be able to access everything you need to:

  • stay registered to vote;
  • vote absentee;
  • get reminders about every local, state, and federal election; and
  • register to vote regardless of where you move.

TurboVote simplifies the voting process so that you, the voter, can focus on what's important: the candidates on the ballot. However, like any other initiative, participation is pivotal—you must take the first step and register online. Voting not only allows each individual to make their voice heard, but also allows our community to play a role in shaping decisions that affect all of us.

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