LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF LEHIGH COUNTY


This website provides
links to local, state and federal governments; a Voter's Guide; and a Government Directory of locally elected officials.

We are a member of several issue-related coalitions. At present, redistricting reform is our highest priority.

Please feel free to contact us at lwvlehigh@yahoo.com for additional information, to join the League, or to receive a copy of the current newsletter, the Lehigh County Voter.

Members of a local League are also members of the League of Women Voters of the United States (www.lwv.org) and the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania (www.PALWV.org)

For information on joining: Lehigh County membership.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Hot Topics Lunch

Monday, March 13, 11:30 am,  $11.00

Superior Restaurant, Emmaus

H. Gordon Roberts, Magisterial District Judge Administrator for the County of Lehigh, will speak about Criminal Justice issues, a topic that was updated by the LWVPA at their June meeting.

  

Register by Thursday, March 9, to lwvlehigh@yahoo.com

Non-members are welcome.

 


Bill McKibben, author and environmentalist, will deliver the Annual Humanities Keynote Lecture titled “Reflections on the Climate Fight” on April 19, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at Northampton Community College. The event is open to the public, free of charge.

Seat reservations are required and can be made using this link: www.northampton.edu/BillMcKibben or by calling 610-861-5519. 

McKibben is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, and is the leader of the anti-carbon campaign group 350.org. He has authored a dozen books about the environment, in addition to publishing numerous articles in periodicals. Feel free to forward the flyer to anyone who may be interested. Learn more about McKibben at www.billmckibben.com

 

* ELECTION 2017 *


This year is a Municipal Election year.

We have four copies remaining of our updated workbook for candidates
running in local elections. These are prepared specifically for local candidates who do not hire consultants for their election campaigns.
They are $25 a copy (below our cost) and shipping is $5.
If  you want one, please send a check for $30 made out to LWVLC.
The address is PO Box 3275, Allentown, PA 18106.

Positions on the ballot in 2017 in Lehigh County include

Lehigh County: County Executive (4-year term);
County Commissioner by districts (five vacancies, one per district, 4-year terms);
Seven district magistrates (6-year terms);
One Common Pleas judge (10-year term).

Cities: Mayor of Allentown and Bethlehem (4-year term);
Council members (number varies), for full 4-year terms
and some 2-year terms to fill vacancies due to resignations.

Boroughs: mayor (4-year term)
Council members (number varies), for full 4-year terms
and some 2-year terms to fill vacancies due to resignations.

Townships of the second class: one or two supervisors for 6-year terms.

Townships of the first class: two or three commissioners for 4-year terms.

School districts: four directors for full 4-year terms and some
2-year terms to fill vacancies due to resignations.

OTHER POSITIONS ARE ON THE BALLOT.
LISTED ABOVE ARE THOSE WITH DECISION-MAKING RESPONSIBILITIES.

Go to our Government Directory pages to find out whose term ends this year in Lehigh County, your municipality, and your school district.

For dates and deadlines affecting the 2017 elections,

check our election calendar.

 

Candidates in 2017, click here

 

GOVERNMENT DIRECTORY

Government Directory of Federal and State Officials serving Lehigh County

(2017 edition)

This has been printed and will soon be available as a free brochure in
libraries and community centers.

To find your local officials:

Lehigh County

School Districts


2016 Lehigh County VOTER'S GUIDE FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION

Our Election Policy

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.

NEW! For eighteen-year-olds and new citizens: How to register and vote. English (pdf)  Spanish (pdf)

Information on registering and voting in Pennsylvania is at www.votespa.com

Lehigh County Democratic Committee

Lehigh County Republican Committee

How to register to vote

Absentee Ballots

Election FAQs

Lehigh County Polling Places

Lehigh County website

Northampton County website

TOPICAL INTEREST

REDISTRICTING REFORM

Sponsors are being sought to reintroduce bills in the State House and State Senate that would make redistricting following the next census (and every ten years thereafter) transparent, impartial, and fair to the voters.

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.

See www.votespa.com for more information for first-time voters. The Lehigh County Voter Registration Office has very useful information for all voters.


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 UP?

What's happening in Harrisburg?

Session dates for the Pennsylvania State Assembly,
 

Visit the Pennsylvania Sate Assembly:

Pennsylvania State House of Representatives

 
Pennsylvania State Senate

What's happening in Washington?

How did my Senator/Member of Congress vote?

Visit the U.S. Congress:
Senate

House of Representatives

 

Who is giving to whom?

Pennsylvania Democratic Senators' website
Pennsylvania Republican Senators' website

National Conference of State Legislatures
 

Need to research a bill? Try Thomas

 

ISSUES

Alliance for Sustainable Communities, Lehigh Valley

RenewLV
(advocates for Smart Growth and efficient governance in the Lehigh Valley)

Lehigh Valley Return on Environment report (2014)

2005 State Lend Use and Growth Management Report
(from the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association)

Natural Lands Trust

Verified Voting main page

Voting Rights

Early Voting in Pennsylvania

"Fair Vote"

Campaign Finance Reform

Size of state legislatures
(number of districts; population in each district)

Campaign Legal Center

Crude Oil Transport
 

                   WATER ISSUES

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:

Environmental Protection Agency
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Delaware River Basin Commission
Wildlands Conservancy

Sierra Club

 

How to contact us

League of Women Voters, Lehigh County
P.O. Box 3275, Allentown, PA 18106

610-432-1456
lwvlehigh@yahoo.com
League of Women Voters, Northampton County
P.O. Box 523, Bethlehem, PA  18016

 
610-252-1339
lwvnorthco@yahoo.com

http://lwvnorthco.org
State Office
226 Forster Street,
Harrisburg, PA 17102-3220
(717) 234-1576
www.palwv.org; info@palwv.org
LWVPA Hotline 1-800-564-6598
National Office
1730 M Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036-4508

 

(202) 429-1965
www.lwv.org

 

 
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