Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

We are all gearing up for the League’s busy time of year with the general election on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.  Many of us have been busily entering candidates’ information into the League’s online Voters Guide,  vote411.org, as well as determining the questions for the candidates. 

National Voter Registration Day (Tuesday September 28, 2021) was yesterday! Don’t forget to send us your photos from the day (email them to Milly@lwvny.org)! We will be gathering them together to show our work across the state

On September 9th, the League partnered with Environmental Advocates, VoteEarlyNY, and the New York City Bar Association for a virtual educational forum on the five ballot propositions. We convened a panel of four speakers to discuss each proposal and lay out the pros and cons. The event had nearly 500 people registered but we only had around 260 participants. During the event we also promoted Voter Guide Part II which also explains the proposals and includes pros and cons of each and urged participants to visit the League’s website for more election information.  A link to the recording of the program is available on our website, https://lwvny.org/voting/ .

On Monday September 20th, the local League Voter Service Chairs convened by Zoom to share how they are engaging voters:  Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties MAL Unit and the “I Voted” program with kids and parents, and three Leagues on the “opportunities” candidate forums offer voters: Tompkins, Rochester Metro, and Port Washington-Manhasset. The recording from this event is here: https://youtu.be/BGodHtkEAz8

On the State website (lwvny.org) you will find the three recently updated Toolkits for voter registration drives, candidates forums and GOTV;  use them as much as you can – they have lots of great ideas and samples!  We will be looking to update them again after the election if the ballot proposals pass.

And it’s almost Early Voting time again!  The LWV is a proud premiere partner for Vote Early Day, which falls this year on Oct. 23. Vote Early Day is a collaboration among media companies, nonprofits, technology platforms, election administrators, influencers, and other advocates to encourage Americans to vote early and often – and we’re encouraging Leagues to sign up in support as well

Your Voter Service Committee is working for you, League members throughout New York State who are making democracy work.  Let us know how we can help! Happy October everyone!  Thanks for everyone’s efforts to register and educate voters!

Voter Service Survey

Please download Fall 2021 VS Survey. Please complete and return this survey by Nov. 12. We send it to you now so you can start tracking the data requested on the form. We use this information to develop resources and trainings and also to boast about the great work accomplished by our local Leagues. Please complete and return after Election Day.

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