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"The League of Women Voters of the Huntington Area held a movie showing Monday afternoon at the West Library of "Iron Jawed Angels," a film about early 20th century suffragists' struggles to gain the right to vote."

“A lawsuit filed Tuesday contends that Florida lawmakers ignored new rules intended to prevent political parties and incumbents from influencing the once-a-decade process of redistricting....Several individuals and groups including the League of Women Voters maintain that state Senate districts in key parts of the state - including South Florida, the Tampa Bay region and Central Florida - violate standards that were approved by voters.”

 

“Three groups that convinced judges to throw out Wisconsin's voter ID requirement have asked the Supreme Court not to take over the cases and act on them before the November elections. The League of Women Voters, the N-A-A-C-P...”

 

“The Justice Department has cleared New Hampshire's voter ID law under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Unlike voter ID laws DOJ has challenged, voters who lack an acceptable form of photo identification will be allowed to cast a ballot if they sign an affidavit confirming their identity.”

 

“New Mexico has about 1.2 million registered voters. More than 616,000 others are eligible to vote but are not registered. ... Representatives of three nonpartisan groups today outlined their strategy to register more people before the November election. ... Common Cause, the League of Women Voters and the Voter Participation Center said registration efforts in 15 targeted counties have the potential to reach 82 percent of the unregistered people.”

 

“The League of Women Voters of the Midland Area [MI] and Midland Community Television are gearing up to produce a second season of “Making Democracy Work,” a public affairs television program promoting voter education. ... ‘It’s a no pundits, no partisanship, no spin program from primary sources of information,’ said Karen Sherwood, president of the League of Women Voters of the Midland Area.”

 

"Three members of League of Women Voters of Amarillo recently participated in an intensive leadership development workshop conducted by national trainers from LWV of the United States in advance of this fall's election."

 

"After recent Supreme Court rulings, are states foreclosed from using a public financing system just for judicial elections?"

 

“A board member of the League of Women Voters of the Calumet Area [IN] said she’s concerned about voter suppression in the coming November presidential election. ... Barbara Schilling, of Hammond, said far too many Hoosiers are unaware they could be denied the right to vote if they have changed their name (usually through marriage) or moved and changed addresses since registering to vote.”

 

“In the upcoming primaries on Sept. 13 voters will see some changes at the polling sites. According to Brian Abram, Republican commissioner, translators will be on site at the polling sites. The state Attorney General's office has called on 10 counties, including Chautauqua County, to help Spanish-speaking voters. ... Abram also said the Board of Elections is working on contracting with AT&T to have translation capabilities on phone lines as well as working with the League of Women Voters to recruit more bilingual translators.”