Cape Cod political notes

Primary Day, Jimmy Tingle, the Electoral College & the HDTC

As the November election approaches, Cape Cod plays host to a full calendar of political events including informational sessions, fundraisers, Democratic and Republican town committee meetings and of course, Primary Day.

Primary Day

Thursday, September 8 is Primary Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Polls will remain open all day. Consult the town clerk's page on your town's website for poll and voter information and sample ballots.

Harwich Dems to Meet

The Harwich Democratic Town Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 10 at the Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak Street in Harwich. The committee typically meets on the second Saturday of each month. 

The Harwich Democratic Town Committee is open to all Harwich residents who are registered Democrats.

To learn more about the meeting's agenda or the committee, visit their Facebook page or contact Ray Gottwald at [email protected] or 508-246-3773.

Electoral College Talk

On Thursday, September 15 the League of Women Voters of Falmouth will host a lecture by Dr. Jane Scarborough in the Hermann Room of the Falmouth Public Library at 300 Main Street in Falmouth. "The Electoral College: Is This Any Way  to Elect a President?" will be held at 3 p.m. Dr. Scarborough is a Constitutional historian, a law professor and a popular Cape Cod Community College teacher. 

The lecture is free and open to the public.

To learn more about the League of Women Voters of Falmouth, visit their website here

"Jimmy Tingle for President"

The League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area will host a fundraiser on Sunday, September 25 featuring comedian Jimmy Tingle. The show, entitled "Jimmy Tingle for President", will be held at 3 p.m. in the Tilden Arts Center at Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable.

Tickets are $45 and student tickets are $5 with student ID. Tingle has worked as a humorist and commentator on "60 Minutes II" and MSNBC. He has appeared on "The Tonight Show", CNN, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross and in his own HBO comedy special.

The event benefits the league's grant program which provides Cape Cod high schools and middle schools with mini-grants to support experiential opportunities for civic education.

Tickets are available on the league's website and at the door.

To learn more about the League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area, visit their website here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on