More judges are needed to insure that people will have the option to vote in person at Early Voting Places as well as at the Polls on Election Day. Voting by Absentee Ballot is encouraged but the in-person opportunities will be offered also. This SecretaryofState link can be used to access information on becoming an Election Judge. Despite the previous deadlines, they are still accepting applications.
The Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues of Women Voters (CMAL) announces its updated position on governance of the Metropolitan Council. Based upon the report of its study committee, members of all local leagues across the metropolitan area overwhelmingly voted to support the following:
- Appointment of Metropolitan Council members and its Chair by the Governor,
- Fixed staggered terms for Metropolitan Council members with removal only for cause, and
- Metropolitan Council members should have a regional perspective, knowledge of regional issues, reflect demographic diversity and be able to meet the time requirements to serve effectively.
If you missed the September 17 presentation we called "Fixing the Hole in Our Democracy - Ending Taxation Without Representation", you can visit the website Neighbors United for DC Statehood to learn more and to find out what you can do to help the 700,000 citizens of Washington D.C. attain full civil rights. A print version of the PowerPoint presentation can be found here.
Major political parties are holding precinct caucuses on Tuesday, February 6. This is your opportunity to learn about candidates and participate in choosing which will appear on the ballot in November. The Minnesota Secretary of State has provided a site for you to find where your party is holding caucuses for your precinct. You can find it here.
LWV members have been registering new citizens to vote at Naturalization Ceremonies for 20 years. Many of the volunteers are brand new members ...THANK YOU!
Effective civic engagement requires access to reliable information. In these days of "Fake News", here are some resources to help you identify the real from the fake: