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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

You can request an absentee ballot due to the Covid-19 public health emergency in Erie County and in Niagara County.

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

Before the Common Council Committee on Legislation in PDF format (1/14/2020)
See also statements from the Partnership for the Public Good and the Our Outer Harbor Coalition (both from 1/9/2020)

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

Outer Harbor should be part of the state park system. In Word format or in PDF format (Buffalo News, 12/15/2019)

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)

League Testimony

Before the New York State Public Campaign Financing Commission in Word format or in PDF format (10/29/2019)

From the LWVNY

Legislative Agenda

The State League has posted the 2020 Legislative Agenda and the 2020 Legislative Packet.

Campaign Finance Reform

The State League released a statement criticizing the Public Campaign Financing Commission. (LWVNYS Voter, 12/2019)


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

Read the LWVUS position on gun control, then tell Congress to act.

People Powered Fair Maps™

National redistricting campaign of the League of Women Voters