LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF LEHIGH COUNTY


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.

Links take you to a non-partisan 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.

We are now on Twitter, @LVCountyLWV

Visit us on Facebook
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.


Check out the Fair Districts PA website


Candidates Night

(details here)

Democratic and Republican candidates for the new 7th Congressional District

will present their views at a forum on Wednesday, May 2

Alumni Hall, Northampton Community College

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.

Bird-window Collision Deterrent Methods and Relative Costs

 

 

* ELECTION 2018 *

Voters Guide, Primary 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.

Map of new districts

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)

Click here for the Pennsylvania election calendar for 2018

 

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.


GOVERNMENT DIRECTORY

Government Directory of Federal and State Officials serving Lehigh County

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:

Lehigh County

School Districts


Do you know the responsibilities of our county commissioners
and other elected officials in the county?
Here is a brief outline


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

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.

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 Planning Commission

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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