• Vote Here

    As I went about my day on Election Day volunteering to be a polling place evaluator for my local League (a program instituted by the Board of Elections done in partnership with the League to make sure voters have what they need, poll workers and election judges have what they need and systems are working well on election day) – I thought about the millions of unsung hero’s without whom our democracy would grind to a halt.

  • Last week we shared updates on changes in voting procedures in the many states affected by Hurricane Sandy. These states sought to mitigate the impact on voters. Over the weekend several new changes have been announced in New York, New Jersey and Maryland.

    Below are the new changes voters need to be aware of as of 9:30 am ET on Monday November 5, 2012:

    New York:

  • As a child, I heard countless times “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain about the way the country is going,” as my parents spoke to the television when a talking head was espousing some negative view or to a family member who hadn’t taken the time to fulfill their democratic duty. Being an avid complainer in my youth (and, let’s be honest, to this day), my parents’ voting tagline was a sound argument to me. If you want to complain about the problems, you have to first do your part.

  • As many head back to work and the routine of their daily lives following Hurricane Sandy, some are asking about the impact of this deadly storm on next week’s elections.  We have pulled together a quick primer on what steps elections officials in some of the affected states are taking to help voters.  Overall, we are pleased that many states are extending deadlines in an effort to mitigate the effect of the hurricane and its aftermath on the upcoming election.

  • Member Spotlight

    Roberta Safer

    "I grew up with the League! As a young girl, my mom would go to meetings in a small town named Malden in Massachusetts, and it was natural for me to follow suit.

    Back in the 50's, I remember that the League's annual meeting was so important to my mother that she picked a special hat for the occasion each year. I still have some of her wonderful, imaginative toppers. To me, the importance of the League was magnified by the value that she placed on her involvement. Although not college educated, she worked on publicity and created skits for their events.

    Interestingly, my role has not strayed far. I love to think out-of-the-box and to create opportunities. The fundraising programs and the celebratory Golden Gala for 50 year members were a joy to do for Maryland. Today, I am creating a satire about my community -" Good Evening, Calvert" as our fall fundraiser. It makes me proud to follow in Mom's footsteps.

    The League is an important part of my life, and I have now converted my husband to a loyal member chairing a Nuclear Forum for Calvert County in the Fall. I only hope that my daughters will follow suit."

    ~Roberta Safer, LWV of Calvert County, MD

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