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.
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* VOTERS' GUIDE PRIMARY 2017 *
WHO WON the PRIMARY ELECTION?
State appellate court judges
Plan to attend our monthly !Hot Topics! discussion meetings at lunchtime
on the second Monday of the month, starting in September.
Speakers have been invited to present a wide variety of very interesting topics.
The lunches are open to all. Reservations are required.
Check out the Fair Districts PA newly redesigned website
* ELECTION 2017 *
This year is a Municipal Election year.
Independent candidates and candidates from minor political parties have until August 1 to collect signatures and file their petition to be on the ballot.
List of candidates on the November ballot in Lehigh County.
Wondering about the responsibilities of your elected officials in Lehigh County?
Here is a brief outline.
For dates and deadlines affecting the 2017 elections,
check our election calendar.
We have two 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.
You may also download the workbook and
print out the pages most useful to you.
This is available as a free brochure in libraries and community centers.
To find your local officials:
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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