The Kentucky League of Women Voters Welcomes You!

July 13, 2015

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In 1920, suffragette Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League of Women Voters to help women fulfill their new responsibilities as voters. Today, the men and women of the LWV carry on that legacy. We are a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. In the Bluegrass State, the League of Women Voters of Kentucky is proud to carry on that legacy.


Summer 2016 Kentucky Voter

July 25, 2016

Here is your Summer 2016 Kentucky Voter with reports from LWV US Convention and LWV Kentucky Council highlighting program issues for the coming year. Be sure to read the addendum, “Let’s Clean up the Campaign Finance Me$$,”  outlining the NEW LWVUS position on Money in Politics. Also, view the video used to introduce Kentucky at LWV US Convention, prepared by co-presidents, Terry Naydan and Nita Smith and produced by Tammy Fagley! Enjoy!!

 


US Senate Candidates Invited to Debate

July 13, 2016

 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Terry Naydan or Nita Smith, co-presidents 502-875-6481

or Cindy Heine, Candidate Forum/Debate Coordinator 859-351-9419

May 31, 2016

US SENATE CANDIDATES INVITED TO TELEVISED DEBATE OCTOBER 30

 

LEXINGTON, KY-The League of Women Voters of Kentucky has issued an invitation to US Senate candidates, Jim Gray (D) and Rand Paul (R) to participate in a televised debate on Sunday, October 30, 2016. The debate will be held at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center in Lexington.  Co-sponsors with the League for this event are the Lexington Herald-Leader, University of Kentucky Student Government and CBS affiliates WLKY-TV, Louisville and WKYT-TV, Lexington.

 

 

The League of Women Voters of Kentucky is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. It works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and to influence public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not endorse, or oppose, political candidates or parties.

 


2016 KY Council-April 8-9, Hopkinsville

April 12, 2016


Register for 2016 State Council

March 21, 2016

Register for our Kentucky LWV Council, April 8-9 in Hopkinsville using this form and check out our agenda here. Don’t miss this opportunity to set the agenda for the coming year and network with League friends from across the state.

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Online Voter Registration Now Available for KY Citizens

March 15, 2016

State League co-presidents Nita Smith and Terry Naydan and board member Cindy Heine joined Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes at a press conference March 14 announcing that Kentucky citizens may now register to vote online. Citizens can go to http://www.GoVoteKY.com to register as a new voter or make changes. DSCN1580


Kentucky Voter – Winter/Spring 2016

March 14, 2016

The  Winter/Spring 2016 Kentucky Voter  is packed with good information including:

  • a change in judicial races brought about by a recent court ruling,
  • a change in the state League’s Candidate Forum/Debate Policy,
  • a list of 2016 legislation, supported or opposed by the League
  • a Call to the 2016 State Council in Hopkinsville, April 8-9.
  • the Nominating Committee Report and
  • proposed 2016-17 budgets.
  • Download the 2016 Call to Council: Agenda & Registration Form  here.

Vote in the Mar 5 Caucus and Mar 8 Special Election

February 29, 2016

 February 25, 2016

 For Immediate Release

Contact: Terry Naydan or Nita Smith, co-presidents 502-875-6481

Or Cindy Heine, Publicity Chair 859-351-9419

VOTE in the MARCH 5 Republican Presidential Caucus and MARCH 8 Special Election

Louisville, KY– The League of Women Voters works to engage citizens in the democratic process and is alerting citizens about two upcoming opportunities to vote for their elected officials.

The Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucus, scheduled on Saturday, March 5, will be the only opportunity for Republicans to cast their ballots to determine who will run on the Republican ticket for president of the United States. The caucus is a new and unfamiliar process for Kentucky and the League wants to be sure citizens understand how they can vote.

Kentucky voters must have been registered as Republicans by December 31, 2015, to be eligible to vote in the caucus, which will be held Saturday, March 5 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. local time.  Voting locations differ from usual polling places, so citizens should check the Republican Party web site for the location in their county. (rpk.org/caucus/) The only candidates on the Caucus ballot will be those running for president for the Republican nominee. Primary elections for all other candidates will be held Tuesday, May 17.

A special election is scheduled on Tuesday, March 8 to fill four vacancies in the Kentucky House of Representatives. They include:

District 8 (parts of Trigg and Christian counties)

District 54 (Boyle and Casey counties)

District 62 (Owen and parts of Scott and Northern Fayette counties)

District 98 (Greenup and part of Boyd counties)

Polls for the special election will be open Tuesday, March 8, 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. All registered voters in these districts may vote in this special election. County clerks will have information about voting locations.

“We hope that all Kentucky registered Republicans will make their voices heard by voting in the presidential caucus on March 5th” said co-president Terry Naydan. “This will be their only  opportunity to choose the standard bearer for their party for this most important presidential election. We also hope all registered voters will vote in this important special election to fill House vacancies.”

 

The League of Women Voters of Kentucky is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. It works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and to influence public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not endorse, or oppose, political candidates or parties.

 

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