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Find Your Polling Location!

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

Not sure where to vote on election day? It's easy to check on line. Click on your county's Board of Election site:

Franklin County Will Have Early Voting Hours the Weekend and Monday Before the Election

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

Franklin County Early Voting Hours

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

Franklin County Board of Elections offers early in-person voting hours starting October 2, 2012 through November 2, 2012.

Don't wait -- update voter registration today

Monday, Jul. 16, 2012

The League of Women Voters of Ohio and the Ohio Association of Election Officials teamed up earlier this month to issue a news release urging citizens to register or update their voter registration.

Action Alert: Senators to vote on DISCLOSE Act

Monday, Jul. 16, 2012

Contact your U.S. Senator right away to urge support for the DISCLOSE Act on campaign finance reform.

Help wanted: League has job opening for Operations Manager

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The League is seeking applicants for Operations Manager, a three-quarter-time position, to begin Jul. 1.

Members: Homework for annual meeting

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Members are encouraged to prepare for and attend the League's annual meeting Jun. 4.

Action Alert: Give Senators the facts about election law repeal

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2012

This week the Ohio Senate is planning to vote on Senate Bill 295 (SB 295), a bill that seeks to repeal HB 194, the controversial election bill passed last year that is subject to referendum.

LWV-Ohio seeks executive director

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011

The League of Women Voters of Ohio is seeking an executive director.

Voter Information Bulletin Policy

Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2011

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus Educational Fund prepared the material in the 2011 Voter Information Bulletin.

League opposes State Issue 3

Sunday, Sep. 25, 2011

The League of Women Voters of Ohio has announced its positions on the three statewide issues on the ballot in November, opposing Issue 3 regarding the health care mandate.

Learn more about November's statewide ballot issues

Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011

The League of Women Voters of Ohio offers voters a look at the pros and cons of the three statewide issues on the ballot this November.

September 2011 Report

Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011

The following article will appear in the September edition of the League's Voter newsletter.

Redistricting plans due Sunday; public hearing in Columbus Aug. 26

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011

With $5,000 in prizes up for grabs, there is no reason not to submit a plan to redraw legislative district lines by this Sunday's deadlne; Congressional district plans are due Sep. 11.

Action Alert: Election reform at stake

Tuesday, Jun. 21, 2011

In a surprise move, the House leadership has scheduled a vote this Wednesday, June 22, on legislation to abolish the Election Assistance Commission, HR 672.

Action Alert: Tell the President You Don't Want To Breathe Smog

Tuesday, Jun. 14, 2011

Take a deep breath. And another.

Action Alert: Don't strip away voters' rights

Sunday, Jun. 5, 2011

The Ohio Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives have passed bills that will affect the time, place and manner in which Ohioans exercise their right to vote.

June 2011 Report

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The following article appears in the June issue of the League's Voter newsletter.

March 2011 report

Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2011

The following article appears in the April issue of the League's Voter newsletter.

Support Democracy In Action as sponsor, patron, advertiser

Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011

Support the League of Women Voters and our premier citizenship award, Democracy In Action, by becoming a sponsor, patron, or advertiser. Add your personal or corporate congratulations to this year's honoree, Nancy Rogers.

Action Alert: Protect America's Health Care

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011

Tell your Senators to oppose repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Action Alert: Protect Presidential public financing

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011

The House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on legislation to eliminate the presidential public financing system that has served America well since 1976. No hearings or committee meetings are scheduled in advance of the vote.

Action Alert: Don't go backwards on health care reform

Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011

In the next few days, the House is scheduled to vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act, the comprehensive health care reform law passed by the last Congress and signed into law by President Obama.

Action Alert: Pass the DREAM Act

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010

On Dec. 8, the House passed the DREAM Act by a vote of 216-198, and the Senate will be voting on it very soon.

Action Alert: Ratify START Treaty

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010

The Senate is currently considering ratification of the new START Treaty.

Members may apply to serve on national study of privatization

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010

In accordance with direction from Convention 2010, the League of Women Voters of the United States will undertake a study of privatization of government services.

Action Alert: Hold special interests accountable with transparency

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010

In this year's elections, secret money ran rampant. Corporations and unions were able to spend unlimited amounts, without having to disclose their expenditures, to support or oppose candidates.

October 2010 report

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010

The following article appears in the October/November issue of the League's Voter newsletter.

Action Alert: Protect elections from special interests

Tuesday, Sep. 21, 2010

This summer the Senate failed to pass the DISCLOSE Act, which would restore transparency to U.S. elections by requiring disclosure of corporate and union spending in candidate elections.

Issue 12: Columbus City Charter Amendment

Thursday, Sep. 16, 2010

The text of the proposed amendment reads:

Issue 4: Columbus Metropolitan Library Levy

Thursday, Sep. 16, 2010

Replacement and increase: Replacement of 2.2 mills with an increase of 0.6 mill to constitute a tax of 2.8 mills, $0.28 per $100 valuation, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2010.

Voter Information Bulletin Policy

Tuesday, Sep. 14, 2010

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus Educational Fund prepared the material in the 2010 Voter Information Bulletin.

Action Alert: Voters deserve clear ballot language

Friday, Aug. 6, 2010

Take action this Monday to ensure that voters will have clear, accurate information for two local issues on the November ballot.

Action Alert: Protect 2010 elections

Sunday, Jul. 25, 2010

Senate leadership had indicated they will bring the DISCLOSE Act to the floor very soon.

Action Alert: It's now or never for climate, energy legislation

Friday, Jul. 16, 2010

By the end of July, Senate leadership plans to bring comprehensive climate change and clean energy legislation to the floor.

Central Ohio Study of Regional Planning and Land Use

Friday, Jun. 25, 2010

At the League's 2010 annual meeting, members adopted a new study of regional planning and land use.

Action Alert: Defend the Clean Air Act

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Senate is expected to vote very soon on an amendment that attacks the Clean Air Act and would block EPA from taking action against climate change.

Action Alert: Tell Congress to protect 2010 elections

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court handed down a far-reaching decision that allows corporations and unions to spend unlimited advertising funds in candidate elections.

Action Alert: Ask U.S. Senators to act on climate change

Thursday, Apr. 22, 2010

Global climate change is one of the most serious threats to the environment, health, and economy of our nation and our world.

League supports State Issue 1 on May 4 ballot

Friday, Apr. 9, 2010

The League of Women Voters of Ohio has announced its support for Issue 1, a proposed constitutional amendment to extend the Third Frontier program, but remains neutral on Issue 2, the casino amendment.

Absentee voting begins today

Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2010

In-person absentee voting begins today during a period known as the "Golden Week" because voters may both register to vote and vote their May 4 primary ballot at the same time through Apr. 5.

Census deadline fast approaches

Sunday, Mar. 21, 2010

National Census Day is Apr. 1, the deadline for mailing household Census forms.

Representatives urged to pass health care reform

Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2010

In a letter to central Ohio's U.S. Representatives, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged passage of health care reform as it comes to the House floor this week.

Statehouse Day offers updates on key reforms for citizen activists

Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2010

Are you ready for a shot in the arm? Spring is just around the corner, and Statehouse Day is upon us.

Action Alert: Insist that Congress pass comprehensive health care reform

Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2010

The House of Representatives is poised to take final action on health care reform legislation in the next few days.

Public transit study, March 2010 report

Thursday, Mar. 4, 2010

COTA has proposed adding other forms of transit to complement its bus service over a period of years.

Columbus Dispatch: Franklin County voters to be mailed absentee invite

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010

According to an article in this morning's Dispatch, Franklin County intends to send all registered voters an invitation to cast an early ballot.

Wilson to testify before Congress today

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010

League President Mary G. Wilson is set to testify at a House of Representatives Committee on House Administration hearing today about a recent high court decision on campaign finance and possible legislative remedies.

Take the League's democracy survey

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010

The following is an invitation from League of Women Voters national president Mary G. Wilson.

Public transit study, February 2010 report

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010

By Ellen Haider, Co-Chair

Accurate Census count translates to critical safety-net funding

Friday, Jan. 22, 2010

In addition to the need for an accurate population count for redistricting, a compelling argument for League involvement in the 2010 Census is the financial benefit to our communities from federal and state dollars allocated based on Census data.

Action Alert: Stand against efforts to weaken Clean Air Act

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010

The Senate is expected to vote as early as tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan. 20) on an amendment that would weaken the Clean Air Act and block Environmental Protection Agency action against climate change.

Take survey to help develop regional plan for central Ohio

Monday, Jan. 18, 2010

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus is joining with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) to encourage members and supporters to take a brief survey about the future of central Ohio.

Action Alert: Passage of health care bill imminent

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010

The Senate and the House of Representatives have both passed health care reform legislation. But a final bill is not yet ready to go to the President.

Public transit study, January 2010 report

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010

Following is part two of an article about COTA from the Public Transit Study Committee. Part one appeared in the November issue of the VOTER.

Americans fail civic literacy test; take the quiz!

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010

According to the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 71 percent of Americans fail a basic test of civic literacy.

Supreme Court decision on campaign finance will change elections

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009

In a new opinion piece, League of Women Voters national president Mary G. Wilson describes what's at stake in the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming decision on a controversial campaign finance case.

State stands to lose $1.4 billion in education funding

Friday, Dec. 18, 2009

The following spotlight on education funding is provided by Metro Columbus League member Joan Platz, education specialist for the League of Women Voters of Ohio.

Observers provide updates on Copenhagen climate summit

Friday, Dec. 18, 2009

Eight League leaders have been in Copenhagen attending the United Nations Framework Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) as official nongovernmental organization delegates.

Tax credit available for contributions to state campaigns

Monday, Dec. 14, 2009

Ohioans looking for a way to reduce their 2009 taxes and make the campaign finance system more equitable can make a contribution of up to $50 to candidates for statewide or legislative office.

League delegation heading to Copenhagen for climate conference

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009

Eight League leaders are set to attend the United Nations Framework Climate Change Conference (known as COP15) in Copenhagen this week as official non-governmental organization delegates.

Senators asked to include public option in health care reform

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009

In e-mail correspondence to U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus insisted that public health insurance be part of any health care reform measure.

Action Alert: Support strong health care reform legislation

Friday, Nov. 20, 2009

Contact your U.S. Senators today to ensure meaningful reform of the nation's broken health care system.

League applauds health care milestone, condemns anti-abortion amendment

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009

In a news release issued Tuesday, League of Women Voters National President Mary G. Wilson praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962) Nov. 7.

Public Transit Study Reports and Background Material

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009

In June 2009, members of the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus approved a study of public transit in central Ohio.

Public transit study, November 2009 report

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009

By Ellen Haider, Co-Chair

Public transit study, September 2009 report

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009

By Ellen Haider, Co-Chair

Action Alert: House vote on health care reform imminent

Friday, Nov. 6, 2009

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on historic health care reform legislation this weekend. Your Representative needs to hear from you right now!

League airs health care ad, 'Stand Up to the Lies'

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009

Last month, the League of Women Voters began airing a 30-second television ad condemning the intentional lies and desperate tactics of health care reform opponents.

Congress urged to include public option in health care reform

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009

In e-mail correspondence to central Ohio's U.S. Representatives, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus insisted that public health insurance be part of any health care reform measure.

Action Alert: Public option vital for health care reform

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009

Very soon, the House of Representatives will vote on historic health care reform legislation. Your Representative needs to hear from you right now! The public option, which will ensure consumer choice and control rising costs, hangs in the balance.

Statehouse News Bureau, Kluger garner good-government awards

Monday, Nov. 2, 2009

The Franklin County Consortium for Good Government awarded the Statehouse News Bureau and Avram Kluger with its annual awards.

Rosenfield to discuss voting, election procedure on WOSU's 'All Sides'

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009

Election law specialist and Metro League member Peg Rosenfield will be a guest on "All Sides with Ann Fisher" this Monday, Nov. 2 from 10-11 am (repeated from 7-8 pm).

Lawmakers urged to support postponing tax reduction

Friday, Oct. 9, 2009

In a letter to central Ohio's legislators today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged lawmakers to support the Governor's plan to postpone final implementation of the 2005 tax cuts in order to preserve funding for education.

Wanted: Volunteers to staff WBNS-10TV Phone Bank on Election Day

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009

Help educate voters by staffing the League's phone bank at WBNS-10TV on Nov. 3. Two-hour shifts are available from 6:30 am through 7 pm.

League of Women Voters supports Children Services levy

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- CONTACT:
Scott Britton, (614) 364-0541

League endorses Children Services levy

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus yesterday endorsed Issue 4, the Franklin County Children Services levy, on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.

Action Alert: Support postponing state income tax reduction

Monday, Oct. 5, 2009

Support Governor Strickland's proposal to postpone implementation of the 4.2 percent state income tax reduction.

In-person absentee voting begins; sample ballots available

Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2009

The Franklin County Board of Elections opened in-person absentee voting for the Nov. 3 General Election today, and voters may now view a sample ballot online.

Former Justice O'Connor to headline November judicial summit

Thursday, Sep. 24, 2009

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will join the League of Women Voters of Ohio for a November forum to discuss the process for selecting justices of the Supreme Court of Ohio.

League opposes ballot issues on casinos, livestock board

Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2009

The League of Women Voters of Ohio opposes Issues 2 and 3 on the Nov. 3 ballot, and takes a neutral position on Issue 1.

News media forum celebrates Constitution Day

Monday, Sep. 14, 2009

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus kicks off its educational programming this fall with a special forum entitled "Our News Media: Preserving the Public Watchdog in a Changing World," Sep. 24 at the Lincoln Theatre.

Lawmakers asked to include public option in health care reform

Friday, Sep. 11, 2009

In letters to central Ohio's Congressional delegation today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus insisted that public health insurance be part of any health care reform measure.

Public option must be part of health care reform

Thursday, Sep. 10, 2009

In a statement released last month to the President and the Congress, the League of Women Voters insisted that a public option is essential to any health care reform plan.

League objects to deceptive advertising by group with similar name

Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2009

The League of Women Voters of the United States has called on the “League of American Voters” to “cease and desist” from using a name clearly designed to be confused with the League’s in order to disseminate misleading information and block

'Complete Count' strives for accurate 2010 Census

Friday, Aug. 28, 2009

Ohio could lose up to $12,000 in federal support for each person who is not counted in the Census next year.

Senators asked to support treaty on women's rights

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009

In e-mail messages sent today to U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged support for the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

Action Alert: Urge your Senators to support CEDAW

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009

Contact your U.S. Senators today and urge them to ratify the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

Renew dues, complete survey to win chance at $100 restaurant gift card

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009

Members who renew their dues and complete a survey by Sep. 14 will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 Cameron Mitchell gift card.

Women's Equality Day marks 89th year

Friday, Aug. 14, 2009

This Aug. 26 marks the 89th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.

Action Alert: Support strong health care reform

Monday, Aug. 10, 2009

Take action on health care reform by contacting your Senators and Representative today.

Hear both sides of Issue 1, Columbus tax proposal

Thursday, Jul. 23, 2009

Use the link below to listen to or download an audio recording of the Jul. 20 forum on Issue 1 at Broad Street Presbyterian Church.

Coalition wins health care reforms in state budget

Friday, Jul. 17, 2009

After a six-month campaign, and over a year of laying groundwork, Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage won four major health insurance reforms in the individual insurance market that will result in nearly 100,000 adults securing health coverage.

Congress gets carrot, sticks for climate change vote; bill moves to Senate

Tuesday, Jul. 7, 2009

In letters sent today to central Ohio's Congressional delegation, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus followed up on recent passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act.

Action Alert: Climate change bill moves to Senate

Saturday, Jul. 4, 2009

Now that legislation to combat global warming has passed the House, the fight for a strong climate change bill moves to the Senate. Take action today by contacting your U.S. Senator.

League Voter Guide: Arguments for, against income tax proposal

Saturday, Jun. 27, 2009

Issue 1 on the Columbus Aug. 4 special election ballot proposes to increase the current 2 percent income tax to 2.5 percent on all income earned in the City of Columbus.

League supports Issue 1, Columbus income tax increase

Saturday, Jun. 27, 2009

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus today endorsed Issue 1, the Columbus income tax increase, on the Aug. 4 special election ballot.

League of Women Voters endorses Columbus income tax proposal

Saturday, Jun. 27, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- CONTACT:
Scott Britton, (614) 364-0541

Legislators asked to preserve essential social services in state budget

Saturday, Jun. 27, 2009

In an e-mail message sent today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged members of the Budget Conference Committee and central Ohio's legislators to make the responsible choice to bring more revenue into the state coffers.

Action Alert: Social services vital to state budget

Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009

Urge the General Assembly to stop making cuts to vital social services in Amended Sub. HB 1, the Biennial Budget, and make the responsible choice to bring more revenue into state coffers.

Action Alert: Urge your Representative to support action against global warming

Sunday, Jun. 21, 2009

The U.S. House of Representatives is poised for a critical vote on vital climate change legislation. America's Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) is slated to hit the House floor this week, the week of Jun. 22.

League appeals to Senate, House for meaningful education reform

Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2009

In a letter to central Ohio's delegation to the Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus supported meaningful education reform in HB 1, the Biennial Budget.

Action Alert: Ensure real education reform in state budget

Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2009

Take action today to ensure meaningful education reform through the state budget.

League comments on EPA proposal to regulate greenhouse gases

Friday, Jun. 12, 2009

In an e-mail sent today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

EPA offers unique opportunity to submit comments on greenhouse gas

Friday, Jun. 12, 2009

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently declared that greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, endanger public health and welfare, and is now asking the public to comment on the finding.

Take our national health care opinion survey

Thursday, Jun. 11, 2009

The battle over health care reform is under way in Washington. Make your voice heard!

City explains fiscal crisis, Byrd named Member of the Year at annual meeting

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2009

Columbus Finance Director Joel Taylor described the city's structural deficit and laid out the need for an increase in the municipal income tax at last night's annual meeting.

Rally for vital services Thursday on Statehouse lawn

Monday, Jun. 1, 2009

The Campaign to Protect Ohio's Future will hold a rally, "A Reality Check: It's Time for Leadership," Thursday on the West Lawn of the Ohio Statehouse from noon until 2:00 pm.

Senate committee revamps school reform, funding in state budget

Monday, Jun. 1, 2009

The following analysis is provided by the League's education specialist, Joan Platz, as part of her weekly Education Update. See the end of this article for details on how to subscribe to the Update.

Climate change, health care legislation make progress

Friday, May 29, 2009

This week marked important developments for two of League's national priorities: climate change and health care.

State senators asked to increase revenues to ensure essential services

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

In a letter sent today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged central Ohio's state senators to make the responsible choice to bring more revenue into the state coffers.

Action Alert: Vital services threatened in state budget

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ask your state senator to stop making cuts to vital health, human, and other essential government services, and instead to make the responsible choice to bring more revenue into the state coffers.

Historic House climate bill passes first test

Friday, May 22, 2009

The following was released yesterday by League partner Oxfam America.

U.S. Supreme Court recusal case raises questions about judicial elections

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sometime this spring, we can expect a decision by the United States Supreme Court in the case of Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co., Inc.

Curtin, Andrle earn Democracy In Action award for contributions to community

Friday, May 15, 2009

The League of Women Voters' premier citizenship award ceremony drew 150 central Ohioans to the Statehouse Atrium yesterday to recognize Mike Curtin and Fred Andrle for promoting civil discourse and citizen education through communications.

Census 2010 demands that everyone be counted

Thursday, May 14, 2009

With the 2010 Census less than a year away, the League of Women Voters is active in the national effort to ensure everyone is counted.

Action Alert: Support strong climate-change legislation

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Global climate change is one of the most serious threats to the environment, health, and economy of our nation and our world. Take action on important legislation today.

Congress lobbied on global climate change

Thursday, May 14, 2009

In an e-mail to central Ohio's Congressional delegation today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged support for climate-change legislation.

Convention delegates take action

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The 58th State Convention provided a great opportunity for delegates, visitors, special guests, and friends to share ideas and inspirations to carry on the work of the League of Women Voters of Ohio.

Citizen exchange to Russia includes Ohio League member

Friday, May 8, 2009

A League delegation departs next week for Russia to meet with government officials, civil society leaders, and partners of the League in Moscow, Kaluga, and St. Petersburg.

Elections board to post primary voting results

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Franklin County Board of Elections is posting results of today's primary.

First 100 days: League marks its own successes

Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2009

The first 100 days of President Obama's time in office passed swiftly. While the Obama Administration has been hard at work on important issues ... so has the League.

Representatives lobbied on foreclosure rights of renters

Friday, Apr. 24, 2009

In a letter to central Ohio's delegation to the Ohio House of Representatives today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged support for HB 9.

Hilliard city council candidates speak at forum

Thursday, Apr. 23, 2009

Republican candidates vying for seats on the Hilliard City Council participated in a League-sponsored forum Apr. 16.

Action Alert: Support transparent foreclosure regulations

Thursday, Apr. 23, 2009

Ask your representative to support HB 9, Rental Property Foreclosure.

Celebrate Earth Day with the League

Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2009

The following is a message from Mary Wilson, president of the League of Women Voters of the United States.

Ohio House members asked to ban corporal punishment in schools

Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2009

In a letter to central Ohio's delegation to the Ohio House of Representatives today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged support for Am. HB 26.

Action Alert: Ban corporal punishment in schools

Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2009

Tell your state representative to ban corporal punishment in schools.

Meg Flack nominated for president of state League

Monday, Apr. 20, 2009

Metro Columbus League member Meg Flack has been nominated for president of the League of Women Voters of Ohio for the 2009-2011 biennium.

Convention workshops offer League leaders chance to learn, network

Saturday, Apr. 18, 2009

Final preparations are underway for the 58th State Convention in Dublin May 1-3, with a program that offers something for every League leader.

Report says Ohio must resolve voter registration database problems

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2009

Echoing what the League of Women Voters of Ohio has asserted for several years, a new report issued by the Brennan Center for Justice claims the state must improve its voter registration database and assure that voters are not disenfranchised.

League endorses Metro Parks levy

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2009

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus has endorsed the Metro Parks levy appearing on the May 5 primary election ballot.

League Voter Guide: Metro Parks Levy

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2009

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus offers voters the following explanation of Franklin County Issue 1 so that they can make an informed decision at the polls May 5.

League endorses Metro Parks levy

Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- CONTACT:
Scott Britton, (614) 848-4291 or (614) 364-0541

Public comment sought on Ohio's plan for voting procedures

Thursday, Apr. 2, 2009

Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has posted draft amendments to Ohio's Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Plan for review and public comment.

League tells central Ohio delegation to support President's budget

Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2009

In e-mail messages to U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown and to U.S. Representatives Steve Austria, Mary Jo Kilroy, and Pat Tiberi today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged support for the President's budget.

Redistricting competition rules, sign-up form now available

Monday, Mar. 30, 2009

Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has posted information about the new redistricting competition sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Ohio and other reform advocates.

Action Alert: Support the President's budget for health care, climate change

Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2009

Contact your members of Congress now and urge them to support the President's budget.

Budget expert suggests passing one-year state fiscal plan

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2009

The Mar. 18 edition of "State Budgeting Matters" by Richard G. Sheridan examines the proposed budget presented by Governor Ted Strickland.

Columbus Dispatch endorses League's redistricting competition

Monday, Mar. 23, 2009

The Dispatch editorial board has given a nod to the League's proposed competition to redraw Congressional district lines.

Study claims open government laws lack enforcement provisions

Monday, Mar. 23, 2009

As Sunshine Week came to a close last week, a new report was released that makes recommendations for improving Midwestern states' open meetings and open records laws.

Metro Parks levy only county-wide issue on Franklin's May 5 ballot

Sunday, Mar. 22, 2009

Voters in Franklin County will see a number of local tax levies, school levies, bond issues, and liquor options on the ballot May 5, but only one will be voted on county-wide.

New survey finds that up to 9 million voters disenfranchised in 2008

Friday, Mar. 20, 2009

Think the 2008 election was relatively smooth?

Hilliard Republican council candidates to debate

Thursday, Mar. 19, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- CONTACT:
Amy Pulles, (614) 837-1089
Barbi Crabill, (614) 638-8201

Register for Primary Election by Apr. 6

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2009

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus encourages citizens to register to vote or update their registration information by the Apr. 6 deadline in order to cast a vote in the May 5 primary.

Redistricting contest can overcome partisan bias

Saturday, Mar. 14, 2009

The League of Women Voters of Ohio (LWV-Ohio) announced Thursday a groundbreaking competition for redistricting in Ohio.

Columbus Dispatch: Redistricting contest in the works

Friday, Mar. 13, 2009

According to an article in today's Dispatch, the League of Women Voters of Ohio has announced a "redistricting competition."

Support Democracy In Action as sponsor, patron, advertiser

Thursday, Mar. 12, 2009

Support the League of Women Voters and our premier citizenship award, Democracy In Action, by becoming a sponsor, patron, or advertiser. Add your personal or corporate congratulations to this year's honorees, Mike Curtin and Fred Andrle.

League marks Women's History Month

Thursday, Mar. 12, 2009

In celebration of Women’s History Month 2009, the League of Women Voters commemorates the past achievements of women and highlights the successes of women today, making a difference from coast to coast.

Voinovich, Brown urged to cosponsor Fair Elections Now Act

Sunday, Mar. 8, 2009

In an e-mail to U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus asked the senators to cosponsor the Fair Elections Now Act.

League files brief with U.S. Supreme Court in judicial recusal case

Friday, Mar. 6, 2009

In a news release issued Mar. 3, League of Women Voters President Mary Wilson declared, “Citizens need to know that due process and judicial independence will not be compromised for political gain.”

Action Alert: Level playing field with Fair Elections Now Act

Friday, Mar. 6, 2009

Contact Senators George Voinovich and Sherrod Brown and urge them to cosponsor the Fair Elections Now Act. Help level the playing field and maximize participation in the political process.

Judicial independence focus of League town hall meeting

Thursday, Mar. 5, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- CONTACT:
Amy Pulles, (614) 837-1089

Mass transit study committee seeks members

Thursday, Mar. 5, 2009

The Metro Columbus League is gearing up for its first study in many years.

Representatives asked to support DC voting rights, oppose amendments

Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2009

In an e-mail to U.S. Representatives Steve Austria, Mary Jo Kilroy, and Pat Tiberi today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus asked for support for the DC House Voting Rights Act.

Action Alert: House vote scheduled for DC Voting Rights

Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2009

Last week, the DC House Voting Rights Act of 2009 cleared the Senate, and this week the House is set to vote on the legislation. Congressional leaders have scheduled the crucial votes for Thursday, Mar. 5.

Ohio Statehouse celebrates Women’s History Month

Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2009

The Ohio Statehouse will celebrate and honor important women in the history of Ohio throughout March during Women’s History Month with tours of the Ladies’ Gallery and a special display.

Poll: Majority wants firewall between judges, campaign contributors

Friday, Feb. 27, 2009

By overwhelming margins, U.S. adults doubt that elected judges can be impartial in cases involving their biggest election campaign financial supporters, according to a new national poll by Harris Interactive.

Midwest coalition calls on President to support fair elections bill

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

Joining with partners throughout the Midwest, the League of Women Voters of Ohio is encouraging President Barack Obama to support the Fair Elections Now Act.

Answers to 'Who said that?' League birthday quiz

Friday, Feb. 20, 2009

How many did you answer correctly?

Who said that? Take the League's birthday quote quiz

Friday, Feb. 20, 2009

Can you identify who made the following memorable quotes? Celebrate the 89th birthday of the League of Women Voters with our quiz.

Senators asked to support cloture on DC voting rights bill

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

In an e-mail to U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus asked for a cloture vote on the DC House Voting Rights Act.

League releases climate change video

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

A video of the June 2008 National Convention panel "The State of Climate Change: What We Know and What We Don't" is now available online.

Action Alert: The time for DC voting rights is now

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

Please join us for "National Call-In Day" in support of S. 160, the DC House Voting Rights Act of 2009.

Governor's proposal overhauls education funding

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

The following overview of the Governor's proposed education reform plan was prepared by Joan Platz, education specialist for the League of Women Voters of Ohio and a member of the Metro Columbus League.

Midwest Democracy Network offers strategies for Ohio reforms

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009

League of Women Voters of Ohio Executive Director Deidra Reese and lobbyist Karen Rainey shared strategy and developed plans for advocacy with Midwest colleagues at a Jan. 29-30 meeting in Chicago.

Voinovich helps DC voting rights bill move forward

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009

The League of Women Voters yesterday applauded the Senate's Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs for passing S. 160, the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009, on a strong bipartisan vote.

League celebrates 89 years of making democracy work

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

On Feb. 14, the League of Women Voters will commemorate our 89th birthday – and we’ve got a lot to be proud of!

State, local action lead to important League imPACT

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009

In a report issued today, the League of Women Voters of Ohio spelled out its reform agenda and touched on accomplishments to date.

Election audits task force releases report

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009

The League of Women Voters convened a national Election Audits Task Force in spring 2008 with the charge to produce a report taking a comprehensive view of election audits.

Comprehensive report released on Ohio's taxes, tax structure

Monday, Jan. 26, 2009

The Cleveland-based Center for Community Solutions has released a comprehensive report on Ohio's tax structure, the impact of the changes made in Ohio's taxes over past years, and proposed "solutions" to Ohio's "budget woes."

Take our survey about this website

Friday, Jan. 23, 2009

Take the League’s survey about improvements made to this website since September 2008.

League tracks results of 2008 advocacy at state, national levels

Monday, Jan. 19, 2009

As the League of Women Voters looks forward to the 128th Ohio General Assembly and the 111th Congress, we also want to look back at Metro Columbus advocacy in 2008 to see how central Ohio elected officials voted on important issues.

Curtin, Andrle selected for Democracy In Action award

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009

Author and activist Jane Anne Morris once said, “If you don’t know what your government is doing, you don’t live in a democracy.”

Advocates' meeting kicks off League's election reform efforts

Friday, Jan. 16, 2009

The League of Women Voters of Ohio hosted a meeting of election reform advocates Jan. 13 to develop a common strategy to improve Ohio’s election system.

Congress encouraged to renew children's health insurance program

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009

In a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives Monday, the League of Women Voters of the United States urged reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

Budget expert fleshes out state fiscal crisis

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009

In the Jan. 9 edition of his monthly examination of the state budget, Richard G. Sheridan takes a close look at Ohio's revenue crisis, its causes, and possible solutions.

Columbus Dispatch: Absentee balloting breaks Ohio record

Friday, Jan. 9, 2009

According to an article in today's Dispatch, 45 percent of all Franklin County voters cast an absentee ballot, either by mail or in-person -- the highest number in the state.

Annual report highlights League's key voter-service role in 2007-2008

Friday, Jan. 9, 2009

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus and its charitable arm, the Educational Fund, today released its annual report for 2007-2008.

Columbus Dispatch: Smooth vote doesn't quiet critics

Monday, Jan. 5, 2009

According to an article in today's Dispatch, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner faces criticism of her administration of the November election despite the few problems and controversies observed.

Columbus Dispatch: Questioned ballot issues resolved

Friday, Dec. 26, 2008

According to an article in today's Dispatch, questions about ballots cast in Franklin County have been cleared up, with some surprising results.

Columbus Dispatch: Voter turnout highest in 40 years

Monday, Dec. 15, 2008

According to an article in today's Dispatch, voter turnout in Ohio hit 66.9 percent, while the nation as a whole set a 40-year record at 61.6 percent.

Climate change affects women across the globe

Monday, Dec. 15, 2008

Oxfam America, a national partner of the League of Women Voters, has assembled four stories of women around the world and how global climate change affects their lives.

Secretary of State hosts election summit; 'reform bill' fast-tracked

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008

Metro Columbus League members attended and presented at Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner's election summit Dec. 2 at the Ohio Historical Society.

State taxation, finance study report available for members

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008

League members are urged to educate themselves about Ohio's system of taxation and finance to determine if there is consensus for an updated statewide position.

Holiday auction's success relies on generosity of many

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008

Sunday's holiday auction and brunch raised just over $3,000 for the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus.

State senators discouraged from enacting election reform without input

Monday, Dec. 8, 2008

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus contacted state Senators David Goodman, Ray Miller, and Steve Stivers today, urging them to oppose Sub. SB 380, Early Voting Requirements.

In Memoriam: Myron Shwartz, 1921-2008

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus mourns the loss of member Myron Shwartz and extends our condolences to his widow, Phyllis, and their family.

Fair Elections Now Act would take big money out of Congressional elections

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008

The cost of running campaigns for elected office is skyrocketing. The average winning U.S. Senate race in 2006 cost nearly $10 million, and the average winning House race that year cost $1.3 million.

Action Alert: Say no to hasty, ill-considered election reform

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008

Stop Substitute Senate Bill 380, Early Voting Requirements.

Federal court rules against motion to dismiss League's election lawsuit

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in favor of the League of Women Voters of Ohio in response to a motion filed by the State of Ohio to dismiss the case.

Kids Voting, Hadley earn good-government awards

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- CONTACT:
Amy Pulles, (614) 837-1089

State representatives urged to oppose special education scholarship

Monday, Nov. 24, 2008

In a letter to central Ohio's delegation to the Ohio House of Representatives sent today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus opposed Sub. SB 57.

Action Alert: Stop Senate Bill 57

Friday, Nov. 21, 2008

Take action now to oppose Sub. SB 57, the Special Education Scholarship Pilot Program.

WOSU: Governor opens education conversation series in Columbus

Friday, Nov. 21, 2008

According to a segment on WOSU Public Media, yesterday's conversation on education at COSI, hosted by Gov. Ted Strickland, made it clear that tough economic times will hinder the governor's plans to reform school funding.

Save energy, save money with simple household changes

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008

As part of its national project on climate change, the League of Women Voters is publishing a series of articles focusing on easy changes that can make a difference in home energy usage and in home energy bills.

National Popular Vote to be topic of consensus

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008

League members are urged to educate themselves about the National Popular Vote Compact (NPVC) to determine if there is consensus for a new national position.

Gov. Strickland to host education conversation in Columbus

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008

Along with members of his administration, Gov. Ted Strickland is hosting a "conversation on education" in Columbus tomorrow, focused on funding Ohio's schools.

Columbus Dispatch: Some voters still have ballots to cast

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008

According to an article in this morning's Dispatch, 1,667 Franklin County voters can still have their ballots counted if they visit the Board of Elections by Friday.

Stretch your donation to the League with help from The Columbus Foundation Nov. 19

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008

Are you considering making a year-end gift to the League? The Columbus Foundation will stretch your donation with a 50 percent match if you give on PowerPhilanthropy's "Match Day 2.0" Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Columbus Dispatch: Turnout higher in 2004 than 2008

Friday, Nov. 7, 2008

According to an article in today's Dispatch, turnout in Franklin County and across Ohio fell short of predictions, confounding experts.

Reform groups put public financing on agenda for 111th Congress

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008

Joining with other reform groups, the League of Women Voters of the United States today announced an aggressive reform agenda for the new Congress.

Take the League's election survey

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008

The League of Women Voters is asking all voters to tell us about their Election Day experiences by taking our national online post-election survey.

Voter turnout reinforces League mission to make democracy work

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008

While the reports are preliminary, it appears that voter turnout for the nation was near 65 percent, the largest turnout since women gained the right to vote.

Web hits indicate that League is popular election resource

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008

An analysis of hits on this website reveals that the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus was an important election resource in central Ohio in the month leading up to the election.

Holiday auction seeks donations

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008

The League's Annual Holiday Brunch featuring “silent” and “live” fundraising auctions will be Dec. 7.

Election results to be posted

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008

The League of Women Voters encourages citizens to stay on top of election results using their preferred print, broadcast, or electronic media service.

Columbus Dispatch: Wait times at polls should be short

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008

According to an article in this morning's Dispatch, a combination of more voting machines and better distribution of those machines should result in short wait times for most voters.

League issues essential Election Day checklist for voters

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008

Despite an unprecedented number of early and absentee ballots already cast, many voters will still be making their way to the polls on Nov. 4.

Columbus Dispatch aligns with League on key ballot issues

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008

Positions on several state and local ballot issues taken by The Columbus Dispatch editorial board are shared by the League of Women Voters.

Casino issue unfit for constitution

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008

The League of Women Voters of Ohio (LWV-Ohio) announced its opposition to State Issue 6, the proposed constitutional amendment authorizing a privately owned casino in Clinton County.

The real threat to voters . . .

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008

The nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Ohio (LWV-Ohio) believes — without question or qualification — that all eligible Ohioans must be permitted to vote and that all valid votes must be counted. This is the foundation of our democracy.

League calls for halt to partisan fear-mongering

Monday, Oct. 20, 2008

In a statement issued today, Mary G. Wilson, president of the League of Women Voters of the United States, urged Americans to vote, and to rise above partisan politics.

League efforts bring improvements to Ohio election system

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

Members of the League of Women Voters can be proud of the progress that has been made in policy and practice related to Ohio elections.

Ohio News Network to broadcast League's Supreme Court forum

Friday, Oct. 10, 2008

ONN's Mike Kallmeyer will moderate a discussion among the four candidates running for two Ohio Supreme Court seats opening up in January.

Columbus Dispatch: Voters who goof can get new ballot

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008

An article in today's Dispatch explains how voters who make errors on paper ballots being voted absentee or early should get a second chance by asking for a new ballot.

New York Times: Ohio voter purges appear illegal

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008

An article in yesterday's New York Times reports that Ohio and five other states may be violating federal law in purging voters from the rolls.

League endorses Columbus school levy/bond package

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus has issued its support for Issue 75, the Columbus City Schools levy and bond.

League endorses Columbus school levy/bond package

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- CONTACT:
Amy Pulles, (614) 837-1089

Franklin County voters can review sample ballot online

Monday, Oct. 6, 2008

Voters in Franklin County can get a preview of the ballot they will see on Election Day.

Rosenfield to be featured on WOSU's Open Line

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008

The Monday, Oct. 6 edition of WOSU's Open Line with Fred Andrle will feature a discussion of voting issues with Metro League member Peg Rosenfield.

Columbus selected as one of three cities to host Ukrainian observers

Friday, Oct. 3, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- CONTACT:
Amy Pulles, (614) 837-1089

Court decisions protect voters' rights

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

The League of Women Voters of Ohio was on the wining side of the lawsuit to protect voters' right to register and vote during the five-day overlap between the registration deadline and the opening of absentee voting.

Message to voters: Verify registration, vote early

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

This is the last week to verify registration before the deadline. The League of Women Voters encourages you to check your registration before Oct. 6.

Ohio Judicial Voter Guide features least-understood candidates

Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2008

Working with groups including the League of Women Voters of Ohio, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner today announced the launch of the Ohio Judicial Voter Guide.

League’s Ukraine program to focus on civil rule of law

Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2008

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus is excited to host a group of six visitors from Ukraine Oct. 17-25 through a program sponsored by Open World.

Hannah Report: Courts permit same-day registration, voting

Monday, Sep. 29, 2008

According to today's Hannah Report from the Rotunda state government news service, both state and federal courts have ended the controversy over same-day registration and voting.

Voter Information Bulletin informs public about candidates, issues

Monday, Sep. 29, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- CONTACT:
Amy Pulles, (614) 837-1089

Proposal on reproductive health would have negative consequences

Thursday, Sep. 25, 2008

The League of Women Voters of the United States submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services in opposition to a proposed "Provider Conscience Regulation."

Candidates should move ahead with presidential debate

Thursday, Sep. 25, 2008

Today, the president of the League of Women Voters of the United States, Mary Wilson, urged Senators McCain and Obama to move ahead with tomorrow's scheduled presidential debate.

Congress asked to support global warming policy principles

Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2008

In a letter to U.S. Representatives David Hobson, Deborah Pryce, and Patrick J. Tiberi, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged support for the "Principles of Global Warming Legislation."

Voter protection at top of League's list

Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2008

According to the League of Women Voters of Ohio, recent directives from Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner are consistent with League recommendations to improve voting in Ohio.

League takes stand on statewide ballot issues

Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2008

The League of Women Voters of Ohio (LWVO) has issued its positions on five statewide ballot issues to voters.

Hannah Report: League stakes positions on lawsuit, ballot issues

Saturday, Sep. 20, 2008

An article in the Hannah Report, a service of the Rotunda state government news service, covered a news conference organized by the League of Women Voters of Ohio Sep. 17.

ISSUE 5: Referendum may change payday lending practices

Saturday, Sep. 20, 2008

This overview of State Issue 5 can help voters make an informed decision about the ballot measure. However, as of this posting, the issue has not yet been certified for the ballot.

Veterans could register at VAs under federal bill

Saturday, Sep. 20, 2008

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Veterans Voting Support Act Sep. 17.

Stop global climate change

Saturday, Sep. 20, 2008

Take action! Urge your Representative to support the Principles for Global Warming Legislation.

Congress urged to examine energy policy

Saturday, Sep. 20, 2008

Members of Congress have been asked by the League and other environmental organizations to sign on to the Principles for Global Warming Legislation.

Columbus Dispatch: County urges early voting

Sunday, Sep. 14, 2008

According to an article in today's Dispatch, Franklin County officials are urging voters to vote early by mail.

WOSU: Complex bond package awaits voters

Friday, Sep. 12, 2008

According to a segment yesterday on WOSU radio, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and his administration are campaigning hard for passage of a $1.6 billion bond package.

New tool available for overseas, military voters

Friday, Sep. 12, 2008

The League of Women Voters of the United States and the Overseas Vote Foundation have collaborated to create a tool for overseas voters.

Constitution Day event marks 221 years of democracy

Monday, Sep. 8, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- CONTACT:
Amy Pulles, (614) 837-1089

Columbus Dispatch: Voters likely to see five statewide issues

Monday, Sep. 8, 2008

According to an article in today's Dispatch, Ohioans won't vote on mandatory paid sick days on Nov. 4, but they will decide the fate of five other ballot issues.

Dynamic new website to help voters make informed decisions

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- CONTACT:
Amy Pulles, (614) 837-1089

Columbus Dispatch: Where is your polling place?

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008

According to an article in today's Dispatch, the Franklin County Board of Elections says 321 polling centers have changed since the 2004 presidential election.

Debate-watching party kit includes tips, discussion guide, more

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

This election season, bring your friends, colleagues, and family together for a Debate Watching Party.

Same-day registration not a partisan issue

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

By Linda D. Lalley, President, League of Women Voters of Ohio

COTA to run vote ads

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008

Riders on Central Ohio Transit Authority buses will be encouraged to vote by print public service announcements appearing from September through Election Day.

League celebrates Women's Equality Day

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008

Today marks the 88th anniversary of the day that the U.S. Constitution was amended to grant women the right to vote.

Volunteers needed for Election Day Phone Bank

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008

Help educate voters by staffing the League's phone bank at WBNS-10TV on Nov. 4. Two-hour shifts are available from 6:30 am through 7 pm.

Dates for candidate forums announced

Friday, Aug. 1, 2008

The Franklin County Consortium for Good Government and its members, including the League, released the dates for the 2008 Meet the Candidates forums.

Ukrainian visitors to observe civil rule of law

Monday, Jul. 28, 2008

A national grant will bring visitors to Columbus in October on a special mission to learn about America's judicial system.

Senators urged to vote against wiretapping

Tuesday, Jul. 8, 2008

In a letter to U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus opposed H.R. 6304, the FISA Act of 2008.

Democracy In Action honors three members

Friday, May 9, 2008

A May 8 program in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium recognized League members Judith Brachman, Lou Briggs, and Peg Rosenfield for their outstanding civic contributions to central Ohio.