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Because democracy is not a spectator sport

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government.

2019 IS A LOCAL ELECTION YEAR. Local elections may not be as exciting as state and national elections but they are very important to our lives. This year we will elect 3 county commissioners, 7 Lower Merion commissioners, 4 Narberth council members and 5 school board members. There will also be several judicial elections; details closer to the election. DON'T MISS THIS ONE!

And a reminder. Closer to the election find out about the candidates at <>.

GOOD NEWS! Montgomery County voters will be voting on NEW machines in the 2019 Primary. For more information see the HOT TOPICS page.

COMING UP IN 2019. Important voting rights legislation, HR1 known as For the People Act of 2019, has been passed by the House and is headed to the Senate. For more information about this important voting rights bill, see the HOT TOPICS page.

In addition to protecting voting rights, we still have many issues to work on. Long waits to vote are not acceptable; absentee ballots need to be handled better in Montgomery County and redistricting needs to happen to ensure fair elections. And, you ask, is it time to abolish the Electoral College? See the HOT TOPICS page.

GOOD NEWS ON STATE REDISTRICTING. November 29, Governor Wolf signed an executive order establishing a bipartisan redistricting reform commission to examine ways to improve the state's redistricting process. Please see the HOT TOPICS page for more information on this important initiative.

REMINDER ABOUT THE NEW CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS. The previous Congressional District 2 is now divided into District 4 and District 5. Confused? To find your district go to <>. Reminder: This plan is temporary. See the HOT TOPICS page for more on the importance of redistricting.