Welcome to the League of Women Voters. The League of Women Voters is a trusted nonpartisan volunteer organization. Our members do the hands-on work to encourage an informed electorate and to advocate for civic improvement.
No Meetings Until Further Notice
The League office is (physically) closed at this time, but our indomitable Office Manager is working remotely and can be reached by telephone or email.
See the Events Page for information about webinars and other virtual meetings.
2020 Election Dates and Deadlines
Friday, May 29: Last Day to Register for the June 23 elections
Including the presidential primary
Tuesday, June 23: New York State Presidential Primary, Congressional and State Legislature Primary, 27th District Special Election
Vote411 is the best place to learn about polling places, candidates and breaking election-day news (if any).
Key Facts About the 2020 Census
File your 2020 Census information electronically, by mail, or by phone at 844-330-2020.
It takes just a few minutes, and one person from your household completes it for everyone who was living at your address on April 1, 2020. Learn more.
From the LWVB/N
Filing your 2020 Census forms electronically is so easy
Amy Brombos, Supervisory Partnership Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau was our guest for our March 12, 2020 meeting, Census 2020: High Stakes for Our State and Region (PDF format; also available in MS format). Since then, Amy tells us that Erie County has the highest response in NYS at 49%. Let's all work to make it 100%! Deadline to complete the census is August 15 (04/08/2020).
Buchheit kills Queen City Landing project
Did not say what would happen with the property (Buffalo News, 3/20/2020)
League Program: New York State's Whopping $6.1 Billion Budget Deficit
Our guests were E.J. McMahon, Ron Deutsch and Fred Floss, Jr.; see news coverage of the event (Spectrum News, 1/30/2020)
League Testimony: Outer Harbor
Call for Nominations — Making Democracy Work Award
Please consider nominating a community member who you feel has made memorable efforts to make democracy work. (LWVB/N Voter, 12/27/2019)
We Need Your Ideas!
Each year, the state League requests suggestions for the legislative priorities for lobbying our state legislators. (LWVB/N Voter, 12/27/2019)
League Letter to the Editor
League Letter: Another Voice
League of Women Voters Comments on Plans for the Outer Harbor for Another Voice. (PDF format, Buffalo News, 11/04/2019)
From the LWVNY
Campaign Finance Reform
The State League has called on NYS legislators to fund and populate New York's first ever independent redistricting commission by February 1, 2020 (LWVNYS Voter, 12/2019)
Early Voting Survey
LWVNYS report on early voting. Key issues and recommendations for an improved process in 2020 were shared with the Joint Committee on Elections (Senate and Assembly) and Boards of Elections. (11/20/2019)
LWVNYS position on Con-Con
At the State Convention in June 2019, delegates approved an update to the State League's position on a Constitutional Convention (9/2019).
From the LWVUS
The LWVUS has joined the Census Project and other organizations in calling for full funding of the 2020 Census. (LWVUS, 12/6/2019)
Action: Secure Elections
Contact your Senators to demand election security (11/13/2019).
Action: Gun Violence
People Powered Fair Maps™
In the News
LWV of Wisconsin and two registered Wisconsin voters challenge voter roll purge that is based on unreliable data
(LWVUS Press Release, 12/18/2019)
LWVUS Press Release, 12/6/2019