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The State League office is closed for the duration of the national emergency. Please email Laura@lwvny.org if you have questions or need information.

2020 Elections (as of April 1, 2020)

DATES, DEADLINES, FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND MORE ON 2020 ELECTIONS

The State League is monitoring all proposals that affect the upcoming elections and will keep the public informed as to changes in dates, deadlines, absentee ballot availability, etc. Check back here as details emerge.

Updated 2020 Political Calendar (April 7, 2020)

2020 Updated Political Calendar

Presidential, Congressional, State, and Local Primaries, June 23, 2020

EARLY VOTING JUNE 13 - 21

  • May 29 is the last day to register in person or to postmark your voter registration form
  • June 16 is the last day to postmark application for absentee ballot by mail
  • June 22 is the last day to apply in person at board of elections for absentee ballot
  • June 22 is the last day to postmark absentee ballot
  • June 23 is the last day to deliver absentee ballot in person at board of elections

GOVERNOR POSTPONES PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

We are pleased to share that Governor Cuomo has heeded our advice and postponed the April 28th presidential primary and special election to June 23rd.
Stay tuned for more updates about absentee ballot deadlines and other elections information.

COVID-19 Voting and Government

Barbara  Bartoletti

CHAMPION FOR CHANGE: An Intimate Conversation with Barbara Bartoletti
Thank you for attending our Champion For Change event!

Facebook Album of photos
Photo Gallery
Livestream of conversation between Barbara Bartoletti and Liz Benjamin


Co-sponsored by
The League of Women Voters of NYS Education Foundation and the Archives Partnership Trust.

2020 Regional Training Workshops - Cancelled

2020 Students Inside Albany Conference - Cancelled

Legislative Action

2020 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
2020 LEGISLATIVE PACKET

2020 LEGISLATIVE SESSION CALENDAR  


EDUCATION

REDISTRICTING

CAMPAIGN FINANCE

GOVERNOR & BILLS

ELECTION LAW

Centennial Celebrations

LWV Centennial Logo 100 Years Strong
100 YEARS AND BEYOND: CELEBRATING THE STATE LEAGUE'S CENTENNIAL

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HISTORIES OF THE STATE AND LOCAL LEAGUES IN NYS

In celebration of the state League’s 100th anniversary, we have published two books: one commemorating the state League’s 100 years and one of histories from many of our local Leagues. Purchase your copies now!

  • A Force to Reckon With:  A Centennial History of the League of Women Voters of New York State.
  • Forces to Reckon With:  A Collection of Histories of the Local Leagues in New York State.

CELEBRATING OUR 100th ANNIVERSARIES

LWVNYS will be 100 years old on November 19, 2019; LWVUS will be 100 years old on February 14, 2020; The 19th Amendment giving women the vote was officially added to the U.S. Constitution on August 26, 1920.  We have a lot to celebrate! And more to do reach the goals of the suffragists and really make democracy work for everyone. Here are some resources to help your League celebrate. Contact Joan Johnson  & Barbara Thomas , co-chairs of the 100th Anniversary Events Committee for more information. 

News and Announcements

MORE TO FOLLOW, STAY TUNED....

CIVICS EDUCATION

TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HOW TO ENGAGE IN POLITICS
The state League and the NYS Social Studies Supervisory Association (NYS4A) are pleased to announce the publication of seven lesson plans on state and local government for teachers of the New York Grade 12 Participation in Government course. 

League Communication

JOIN THE STATE LEAGUE'S EFFORTS TO REVIEW ITS POSITIONS 

We are looking forward to working with local Leagues and members on the two specific updates approved at Convention in June (Constitutional Convention Position and Financing Healthcare) and the first two of our planned updates of different sections of  Impact on Issues  (Election Law and Government.) A thorough and complete review of  Impact  has been a major theme of program planning for the last couple years and was made more feasible by the recent changes made by the board to the update and study processes. Read more

 

STATE NEWS FOR LOCAL LEAGUES