• Member Spotlight

    Alice Giles

    Alice Giles is a resident of Laurel, Maryland and has been a League member since she was in college.

    Alice is the Co-President of the League of Women Voters of Howard County and has served as a member of the Executive Board since 2009. One of her priorities as Co-President has been developing a shared database for nonpartisan nonprofits to collect information on local meetings and developments within the community. Alice is also a member of the LWVUS Young People Task Force.

    Alice received bachelors degrees in English and History from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She currently works both as an editor for Howard County public schools, revising curriculum handbooks and resource sheets, and as an Instructor and Research Specialist for the Howard County Library System. She has worked with various local organizations that address women’s issues and homelessness, including the Women’s Giving Circle and the Domestic Violence Center.


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  • Women of the World 11th Annual Awards Luncheon co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Calvert County, Maryland and the Commission for Women of Calvert County. Speaker: Zaida Arguedas, Deputy Executive Director, League of Women Voters of the United States
    Begin Event: 
    2013-03-16 14:30:00
    End Event: 
    2013-03-16 18:00:00
  • 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.