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Voter turnout — readers weigh in

In several recent columns in this newspaper, the League of Women Voters has addressed the issue of poor voter turnout. Last month we invited readers to help us identify ways to encourage better voter …

1. The League of Women Voters is an outgrowth of the Suffrage Movement. First proposed in Congress in 1878, the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, was passed in 1919 and ratified in …

Seven suggested sequential steps to voting smart on November 8

It’s time to get ready. The upcoming general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8, will have very important consequences for Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and the country. Our democracy is at …

The three categories of eligible voters: AVs, SVs, and NVs

Uncle Sam wants YOU! So does Pennsylvania. So does Bucks County. They want you to vote in the critically important upcoming midterm election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

We must save our democracy

The mission statement of the 100-year-old non-partisan League of Women Voters (LWV) is “Empowering Voters; Defending Democracy.” At this time, our democracy is at serious risk. There are …

Why we need to Fix Harrisburg

On Thursday, July 7, beginning at 10:35 p.m., while most of us were asleep, our elected representatives took Senate Bill 106 out of storage. This bill, already an omnibus constitutional amendment, had been sitting around since December 2021.

Primary Elections: Should they be open or closed?

Last week, in the Primary Election (May 17), some Pennsylvanians decided who would be on the ballot this November for Governor, for U.S. Senator, and for many other legislative positions. Some …

LWV: Fix Harrisburg

Now that the Primary Election is over, the weekly message to you in the Bucks County Herald from the League of Women Voters of Bucks County will focus on other issues of relevance to defending our …

What is the League of Women Voters?

Welcome to the first of a continuing series of short articles from the Bucks County Chapter of the League of Women Voters (LWVBC). The Bucks County Herald, in the interest of public service, has …

What does LWV do?

In last week’s League of Women Voters piece in the Herald, we introduced you to the League of Women Voters (LWV). This week, we expand on telling you about the League, by Introducing you to …

Are you eligible to vote?

To vote in a federal, state or local election, you must be (1) a U.S. citizen (for at least 30 days), (2) be age 18 on or before election day, (3) meet your state’s residency requirements, and …

Here’s how to prepare to vote

A critical component of democracy is that our leaders are selected by us – “we the people“, through the act of voting. In principle, every adult citizen has the power to vote. Every …

You can become a poll worker

Have you ever thought about being a poll worker? The Bucks County Board of Elections would like to hear from you. They especially need poll workers in Bristol Township, Falls, Middletown and …

The Primary Election is Tuesday, are you ready?

Citizens whose voting registration is current and who are affiliated with either the Democratic or Republican party will have the opportunity and responsibility to vote for the candidates they …

Here’s how to prepare to vote

A critical component of democracy is that our leaders are selected by us – “we the people“, through the act of voting. In principle, every adult citizen has the power to vote.

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