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What Happened? What Does It Mean?

Forum co-sponsored with the National Council of Jewish Women Greater Rochester Section and
Led by Professor Timothy Kneeland,
Chairperson History & Political Science Department, Nazareth College

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Asbury First United Methodist Church
1050 East Avenue, Rochester, NY
Accessible Parking & Building Access in the Rear

Click here to register for the forum or call 585.262.3730

Thank you to all the candidates who signed the Fair Elections Practices Campaign Pledge and participated in Vote 411!

A Community Conversation: Breaking the Barriers to Voting in NYS

The problem:
New York State ranked 41st in voter turnout in 2016 with 57.3% of eligible voters casting ballots. Many voters opt not to vote for a variety of individual reasons but systemic barriers exist, especially in NYS.

Possible solutions:
The League held the first two in a series of community conversations focusing on legislation passed or under consideration in the NYS Legislature. This session will focus on solutions that could make it easier for registered voters to cast their ballots, such as Early Voting and Mail-In Ballot/No-Cause Absentee Ballot. Further conversations will be held in 2018.

Click here for information about Forum #1: Barriers to Voter Registration.

Click here to view the presentations at Forum 1 (in 3 parts) and Forum 2.

Our own YouTube channel

The League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metropolitan Area proudly announces that we have our own YouTube channel where you can view our past forums.

Podcasts of our forum panelists on Connections with Evan Dawson on WXXI-1370 FM are available.

Click here for links to the available videos and podcasts of our forums.


The League is a nonpartisan, political organization which encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League is NOT limited to women — men can join in Making Democracy Work as well.

Newsletter - The Voter

You can read the current Voter of the League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metropolitan Area here and of the League of Women Voters of New York State here.

Do you want the inside story of what's happening in Albany? Wait until the new legislative session to read the Capitol Beat blog by Jennifer Wilson, LWVNYS Director of Policy and Program.



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