Voter Service is central to the League’s mission by providing information and education about voter registration, candidates, ballot issues, and elections (including key dates), and encouraging citizens to vote. There is a strong focus on engaging with students to promote the importance of elections and voting.
- National Voter Registration day; voter registration drives at area events; Vote 18 at area high schools
- Voters Guides (printed) and VOTE411.ORG (website)
- Get out the vote for local, state and nation elections.
- Voter information via election calendars, ballot information, poll locations, etc.
Candidates Forums offer residents the opportunity to hear from all candidates in an election in a nonpartisan setting that promotes civil discourse.
- Rules of Order - LWVWP Candidate Forum Ground Rules
- Empty Chair Policy -LWVWP Candidate Forum Ground Rules
- Video Recording - League of Women Voters of White Plains Video Recording Policy
- October 16, Candidates Forum for the White Plains Common Council Race
- June 17, Candidates Forum for the Democratic Party Nomination (Link opens in new window - WP Community Media)
Information Programs further the League’s goal of promoting an informed and engaged electorate through discussions and presentations.
- “Common Ground”, a program designed to promote civil discourse.
- City and school budgets monitoring and evaluation.
- Local topics of importance to the White Plains community.
Youth Programs engage and educate young people in the areas of civics and political engagement through collaboration with schools and youth groups, and via LWV-sponsored programs.
- Students Inside Albany which immerses students in the legislative process
- LWVWP Marge Davies Memorial scholarship awarded to a WPHS senior
- White Plains Youth Bureau – collaboration on topics of importance to the community
- Running & Winning encourages young women to consider careers in politics though a mock election and mentoring by elected women in local, state and national government
Membership Development seeks to actively recruit and retain members though outreach and engagement in the work of LWVWP and by identifying opportunities to raise awareness of the League in the community.
Issues/Advocacy Study and Consensus
- Research and report on issues for study at the local, county, state and national levels
Communicate with LWVWP members and the community at-large on League activities and inform them of activities, events, important dates, etc.
- LWVWP Headlines (print and electronic); email blasts
- Revamped website and effective use of social media
Adopted at LWVWP Annual Member Meeting; May 16th, 2018