This website provides you with information on voting and candidates in Lehigh County, how to contact elected officials, public forums, hot topics meetings, links to local, state and federal governments.
We are a member of several issue-related coalitions. At present, redistricting reform is our highest priority.
For information on joining: Lehigh County membership.
We are now on Twitter, @LVCountyLWV
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Annual meeting, Saturday, May 12, 11:30 a.m. at Morgan's Restaurant.
Program starts at 12:30 p.m.
In Pennsylvania the Primary Election is how voters choose the candidate/s from their party to run against candidates from other parties in November. In the Primary Election you must vote only for candidates in your party, and in the General Election in November you may vote for any candidate, regardless of party.
VOTERS GUIDE for the Primary Election
The Voters' Guide for the May 15 Primary Election will be published in The Morning Call on Thursday, May 3.
Democratic and Republican candidates for the new 7th Congressional District
will present their views at a forum on Wednesday, May 2
3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem
7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30)
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Co-sponsored by LWV Lehigh County and LWV Northampton County
Our March Hot Topics speaker, ornithologist Dr. Dan Klem of Muhlenberg College,
brought a handout with information about ways to prevent birds from flying into glass windows. We had more demand than copies available, so here it is for those interested.
* ELECTION 2018 *
The new congressional district map approved by the PA Supreme Court
is being used for this year's election, after appeals failed.
All of Lehigh County and all of Northampton County are now in PA Congressional District 7. Also in District 7 are southern parts of Monroe County: the townships of Eldred, Hamilton, Ross, part of Smithfield, and Stroud, and the boroughs of Delaware Water Gap,
East Stroudsburg, and Stroudsburg.
In 2018 we will be electing state and federal officials:
all state representatives (2-year term)
the two state senators serving the Lehigh Valley (4-year term)
all members of Congress (2-year term).
one U.S. Senator for PA (6-year term)
The Voters' Guide will be published by The Morning Call on May 3.
** The League of Woman Voters is a non-partisan organization. **
While individual members often support candidates and are active in their campaigns,
and members run for office themselves, the organization does neither
and our board members do not participate in election campaigns.
Find out who is representing you on school boards and county and municipal boards.
Our Government Directory tells you how much elected board members receive as a stipend, the last year of their current term, and identifies their party affiliation based
on their most recent election to office.
Thank you to our sponsors who made donations to assist with the printing costs
of the 2018 Government Directory
ACLU Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter, Keystone Consulting Engineers,
Lehigh County Medical Society, the County of Lehigh,
and A Concerned Citizen
To find your local officials:
Do you know the responsibilities of our county commissioners
and other elected officials in the county?
Here is a brief outline
Thank you to The Morning Call for continuing support
of our non-partisan, twice-yearly Voters' Guide.
Reminder: The League of Women Voters helps people register to vote, but we DO NOT maintain the lists of registered voters.
If you have a problem with your registration, contact the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office at 610-782-3194.
Information on registering and voting in Pennsylvania is at www.votespa.com
Every ten years, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania redraws electoral boundaries after results of the decennial census are tabulated.
Will this be done in a way that is transparent, impartial, and fair to the voters? Or will we continue to see gerrymandered districts that preserve safe seats for legislators?
Learn more at www.fairdistrictspa.com
VOTER ID in PENNSYLVANIA
Identification must be provided by those voting for the first time in a polling place. if you are voting for the first time, or if you have moved and are voting for the first time in a different polling place, you must have some form of identification.
It does not have to be a photo ID, but it must include your current name and address.
Session dates for the Pennsylvania State Assembly
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How much do they earn?
For information on how much Pennsylvania state employees earn, use this database.
What's happening in Harrisburg?
Visit the Pennsylvania Sate Assembly:
How did my Senator/Member of Congress vote?
National Conference of State Legislatures
Need to research a bill? Try Thomas
(advocates for Smart Growth and efficient governance in the Lehigh Valley)
2005 State Lend Use and Growth Management Report
(from the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association)
Size of state legislatures
(number of districts; population in each district)
A good place to start learning about water
issues is the Water Resources Education Network of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania.
Also try these sites:
How to contact us
League of Women Voters, Lehigh County
P.O. Box 3275, Allentown, PA 18106
League of Women Voters, Northampton County
P.O. Box 523, Bethlehem, PA 18016
226 Forster Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102-3220
LWVPA Hotline 1-800-564-6598 National Office
1730 M Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036-4508
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