POTSDAM -- The St. Lawrence County League of Women Voters is donating “I Voted” stickers to the SLC Board of Elections to hand out to voters on Primary Election Day, Sept. 12, as part of its 2017 voter education program.
“The local League of Women Voters is committed to helping to promote voting and recognizing the good citizenship of St. Lawrence County voters on Primary Election Day,” said league president Kathleen Stein in a recent press release.
"The local League of Women Voters is outreaching to other community groups and public-spirited citizens to help fund more stickers for Election Day, Nov. 7. The League thanks the St. Lawrence County Branch of AAUW for their generous donation already given,” Stein said.
The “I Voted” stickers are just part of the League’s efforts to educate voters this fall.
The local league group is also distributing NYS LWV Voter Guides II at all the local public libraries in St. Lawrence County with the help of the North Country Library System.
The guides provide information on how to register to vote, the major state and national candidates and their positions, and information for Election Day.
There are three state-wide propositions on the ballot this year (found on the back of the paper ballot on Election Day).
The guides are a compliment to the extensive information available on the League’s Vote411 website: http://www.vote411.org/.
You can learn more about the work of the League of Women Voters at their fall membership meeting Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Potsdam Town Hall Community Room on Elm Street. There will be light refreshments and the site is fully handicapped accessible.
The League of Women Voters of St. Lawrence County is one of the civic partners for North Country Matters, the local public affairs video magazine.
Each fall, NCM shows include Conversations with Candidates, a voter education series designed to introduce voters to some of the candidates running for public office that year.
The non-partisan Conversations ask each candidate to explain his or her positions, record, and ideas outside of the spin cycle of the 30-second campaign ad and the discussion constrains of the political debate format.
The NCM shows are available on YouTube. The websites for AAUW-St. Lawrence County (http://stlawrence.aauw-nys.org/) and the League of Women Voters of St. Lawrence County (http://slc-leaguewv.org/) contain specific program links as they become available.
The St. Lawrence County League is a nonpartisan political organization open to women and men that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
You can learn much more about the work of the local League by visiting http://slc-leaguewv.org/.
Contact League president Kathleen Stein at 315-386-3812 or by e-mail at [email protected], for more information.