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 Calendar of Events

August 19 (Tuesday) - Summer Social Please join us at Piccolo's in the AU Hotel from 5-8PM for our Summer Social! Open to all members and friends. Come and see what we have planned for the year!

August 26 (Tuesday) - Board Meeting 660 East Lane at 5:30PM. All members are welcome to attend. PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE.

August 26 (Tuesday) - Auburn City Council Elections Only voters in Wards 1, 3, 5 and 6 will go to the polls. Find more information here. Photo ID will be required.

August 28 (Thursday) - Auburn University Coalition for the Advancement of Women in Public Office From 4-6PM in the AU Hotel and Conference Center. This networking event is designed to highlight the women who are running or have run for public office in Alabama and to encourage more women to enter politics. Invited panelists will speak to the reason they entered politics as well as how they might promote the coalition’s goals.

September 17 (Wednesday) - Naturalization Ceremony at Auburn University The LWVEA will be on hand to register new citizens! Volunteers are welcome!

September 23 (Tuesday) - National Voter Registration Day The LWVEA will be at a few locations to register voters and update voter addresses. Volunteers are welcome! More info to come...

 Auburn City Council Candidate Forum held on August 12th
The League of Women Voters of East Alabama (LWVEA) and the O-A News hosted an Auburn City Council Candidate Forum on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, in the Fellowship Hall of the Auburn First Baptist Church. The event began at 6PM and concluded at 8PM. Over 170 members of the community came out to see the candidates from Wards 1, 3, 5 and 6 answer questions submitted by citizens. The evening concluded with a Meet & Greet Session where audience members could talk one-on-one with the candidates. Check out the O-A News article and the evening news piece!

The election will be on Tuesday, August 26th, for voters in Wards 1, 3, 5 and 6 only. To find your polling place, check, published by the Office of the AL Secretary of State.

Auburn City Council Election is Set for Tuesday, August 26th
Remember to bring your photo ID to the polls!
Here is a list of candidates (I indicates Incumbent):
Mayor - Bill Ham (I) (unopposed)
Ward 1 - Arthur Dowdell (I) and Clemon Byrd
Ward 2 - Ron Anders (I) (unopposed)
Ward 3 - Beth Witten and Wendell McLain (no incumbent)
Ward 4 - Brent Beard (I) (unopposed)
Ward 5 - Robin Kelley (I) and Lynda Tremaine
Ward 6 - Dick Phelan (I) and Brad Donnelly
Ward 7 - Gene Dulaney (I) (unopposed)
Ward 8 - Tommy Dawson (unopposed, no incumbent)

Photo Voter ID Law: Documents from the LWV of Alabama
Fact Sheet: What you need to know to get a Photo Voter ID Card
Examples of Identity Documents
Here is a copy of the booklet from the Alabama Secretary of State that outlines the new photo ID law.

2014 Guide to Your Government
This is our comprehensive guide to contact information for local, state and federal governments.

Legislative Forum for Lee County Delegates held on January 27th
About 60 people attended the LWVEA Legislative Forum held on Monday, January 27th, in the Auburn City Council Chambers. LWVEA League member Ms. Barbara Patton moderated the two-hour forum. Delegates who participated were Speaker Mike Hubbard, Sen. Billy Beasley, Sen. Gerald Dial, Rep. Mark Tuggle and Rep. Pebblin Warren. Questions were prepared by League members and were also submitted by audience members. The panel was asked about 15 questions ranging from the Alabama Accountability Act and public schools to midwifery and a spay/neuter bill. Other topics included Common Core, Payday Loan Reform, Medicaid, Tutweiler Prison, Open Meetings Law and Constitutional Reform.

Here is a link to the article as well as an editorial in the O-A News.

Past LWVEA Voters:  
March 2014       February 2014
January 2014   November 2013
October 2013   September 2013  
August 2013    July 2013

 Tailgate @ the Library
The LWVEA is all set to register voters at the Draughon Library on the Auburn campus! This looks GREAT!!!

Photo Voter ID Law - Update
The Alabama Secretary of State (SoS) has issued the final rules for the Photo Voter ID Law. The LWVEA is pleased with the response by the SoS and his colleagues as most of the concerns put forth by the League were addressed. The final document may be found on the Secretary of State's website. The first time photo ID will be required is in June 2014.

We Need Your Help!
The LWVEA now has active Facebook and Twitter accounts that already have posts and tweets. We need you to go to these sites and "Like" or "Follow" the LWVEA to increase our public presence and to join in the dialogue.

We also need suggestions of who/what to follow.  The LWVEA is already following several news outlets, local politicians and other Leagues but we can always add more! Send a message to
@lwveastal to make suggestions.

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