LWVEA Annual Meeting...Tonight!
The LWVEA's Annual Meeting is tonight, Monday, April 14th, with social time beginning at 6PM at the Grace Methodist Church at 915 E. Glenn Avenue in Auburn. A catered dinner will be served at 6:30PM followed by the presentation of our guest speaker at 7:15PM. We are excited to have Circuit Clerk Mary Roberson as our speaker. As a high level election official for Lee County, Mary deals with absentee ballots, poll workers and reporting of county election results. She will speak to us about the new voting changes and what her office is doing to implement those changes. As part of our board meeting beginning at 8:00PM, we will nominate new board members, thank outgoing board members and present two service awards.
Photo Voter ID Law: Documents from the LWV of Alabama
This is our comprehensive guide to contact information for local, state and federal governments.
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.
Past LWVEA Voters:
Calendar of Events
April 26 (Saturday) - City Fest The LWVEA will register voters and increase awareness of the Photo Voter ID Law. More details to follow.
May 1 (Thursday) - Hot Topics Lunch We will meet at Toomer's Coffee on South College from 11AM until 12:30PM. All members are welcome and encouraged to visit and chat.
May 12 (Monday) - Hot Topics Social We will meet at Zazu's Gastropub on Magnolia starting at 5PM. All members and friends of the League are welcome and encouraged to visit and socialize. Please stop by when you can! We will be there for a few hours.
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.
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