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Elections

We are all equal at the ballot box, but only if we vote. We engage millions of voters every year ensuring Americans have the information they need to participate in elections that determine our future.

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Star City News, NBC Channel 16 broadcast this debate Friday October 2 at 7 pm.  You can watch the full debate by cllcking on the video player below.  

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Star City News, NBC Channel 16  broadcast this debate Thursday October 1, 2020  at 7 pm. The debate content start at the 1 minute mark if you wish to fast forward. 

 

 

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All candidates in competitive races for school boards in the Tippecanoe School Corporation and West Lafayette Community School Corporation were offered the opportunity for a short in-person interview.   Understandably, the schedule for conducting these interviews or health concerns related to Covid-19 did not allow all candidates to participate.   We urge you to check out all of the candidates for school board on Vote411.

Event Date: 
Nov 11 2020 - 12:00pm

LWVMC Virtual General Meeting: "What's Behind Climate Change Denial" – Our speaker, Mike Clancy, states: 

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In 1971 the voting ages was lowered to 18. 50% of 18-24 years olds voted that next year. Fast forward to 2016…only 39% of 18-24 year olds voted while 70% of people over 60 years old voted. Why aren’t young people voting? Your voice matters – so make it count. It’s not just about who you want for president, it’s also about the issues you care about at the state and local level.

Too many voters spend little or no time evaluating candidates for local offices such as mayor, city council and school board, ignoring the fact that these folks will have more immediate and greater impact on our lives than candidates we send to Sacramento or Washington DC.  

Here are a few suggestions for evaluating these candidates:

The Portage Lake District Library hosted speakers from The League of Women Voters of the Copper Country in a zoom forum on mail-in voting. Topics will include reasons you can have confidence in mail-in voting, advantages, and how-to information on obtaining and tracking your ballot.

All About Mail-In Voting Presentation by Barry Elizabeth Fink and Valorie Troesch

Event Date: 
Sep 30 2020 - 4:00pm
Event location: 

Mystic Library Online - ZOOM

Do you have questions about registration deadlines, when to mail in absentee ballots, what safety precautions will be taken at the polls, or where to go to find accurate information about local issues and elections? Laura Smits, Vice President of Voter Services for the state, will provide a presentation on these and other voting issues, and answer questions from the attendees. Irene Weiss, President of Voter Services for the Southeastern CT chapter of the LWV, will also be present to talk about local issues, voter registration initiatives, and how to get involved.

One in Four Aren't registered to Vote
Event Date: 
Sep 22 2020 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Event location: 

Freight Wheel Café & Community Workspace

National Voter Registration Day. The League of Women Voters of the Cooperstown Area will hold an in-person registration.

One in Four Aren't registered to Vote
Event Date: 
Sep 22 2020 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Event location: 

Aubuchon Hardware

National Voter Registration Day. The League of Women Voters of the Cooperstown Area will hold an in-person registration.

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