SATURDAY, April 25th, is Auburn CityFest and the LWVEA will be there to register voters! We want to register/update 1000 voters before November 2016 so stop by to update your address (if you have moved recently) or bring you high school senior to register for the first time. We'll be there from 9am until 4pm. Hope to see you there!


Auburn Residents: 2015 Special Municipal Bond Election to be held on Tuesday, April 28th

Go to the City of Auburn website to read the details of the election. Your polling place for this election may NOT be the same as your polling place for the mid-term elections that were held in November. Make sure you go to the correct polling place!

Voting Wards Effective
August 26, 2014

Voting Location

Ward 1 (District 1, Post 1)

Boykin Community Center
400 Boykin Street
(Boykin Street/Mary Brooks Drive)

Ward 2 (District 1, Post 2)

National Guard Armory
1455 Shug Jordan Parkway

Ward 3 (District 2, Post 1)

Frank Brown Recreation Center
235 Opelika Road

Ward 4 (District 2, Post 2)

Frank Brown Recreation Center
235 Opelika Road

Ward 5 (District 3, Post 1)

Dean Road Recreation Center
307 South Dean Road

Ward 6 (District 3, Post 2)

Dean Road Recreation Center
307 South Dean Road

Ward 7 (District 4, Post 1)

Clarion Inn & Suites University Center
(Formerly the Lexington Hotel)
1577 South College Street

Ward 8 (District 4, Post 2)

Clarion Inn & Suites University Center
(Formerly the Lexington Hotel)
1577 South College Street


SAVE THE DATE: LWV of Alabama State Convention to be held in Auburn, AL, May 2-3, 2015

Registration forms and information can be found at http://www.lwval.org/

Transparency in Government Awards to be presented on Saturday, May 2nd, in conjunction with the State Convention

 

The January Voter is here!

  Calendar of Events

April 25 (Saturday) - CityFest Join us at Auburn CityFest as we register voters from 9am until 4pm at Kiesel Park.

April 27 (Monday) - LWVEA Board Meeting The LWVEA board will meet at 5:30PM at 660 East Lane. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

April 28 (Tuesday) - Auburn Special Municipal Bond Election Voters will decide whether to approve funding for construction of a new Auburn High School. If approved, bonds will be issued to finance the new high school, and will be repaid through the Special Five Mill Tax Fund. The city collects this tax already, so there are no new or increased taxes. However, the tax has been used for other projects in the past such as the Yarborough Tennis Center and the Harris Center.

May 2-3 (Saturday-Sunday) - LWV of Alabama State Convention This biennial event will be held in Auburn at the Hilton Garden Inn and will focus on the criminal justice system. The public is encouraged to join us on Saturday for lunch (nominal fee for lunch) and to stay for the afternoon session replete with guest speakers and discussion.

 

August 26 (Wednesday) - Women's Equality Day Celebration The LWVEA will host a party to celebrate Women's Equality board will meet at 5:30PM at 660 East Lane. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 


 The LWV of Alabama has a breakdown of the five amendments on the November 4th ballot. Check out their analysis here.

Find your sample ballot on the SoS website. Be informed before you go to the polls!


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!


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:  

September 2014    August 2014

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!!!
 
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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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