Be a Voter!

Be a Voter!

Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.

— Abraham Lincoln

Make your voice heard! The Library is proud to partner with the League of Women of Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County as your go-to place for information on voting and elections. Use the tools you find here to exercise your rights—and fulfill your duties—as a citizen of a democracy.

 


 

Meet Local Candidates for Office

Check out the League of Women Voters newsletter for details on the candidate forum.  You can also view CATS video from the forum.

A forum series presented by the League of Women Voters of Bloomington & Monroe County at the Library allows you to see real live candidates for local public office. Local government often affects our lives more than federal and state government, so the forums are your chance to get involved by hearing what the candidates have to say and asking them questions directly.

Tame the Gerrymander! A Discussion of Redistricting Reform

Be a Voter!

Are you interested in learning how redistricting shapes the way we as citizens are represented in government? Check out Tame the Gerrymander! It is a local event that will focus on the past and present of redistricting in Indiana, and what citizens can do to bring about change. Mark your calendars.

The Election Process: What You Need to Know

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You're registered to vote (right?), and eager to make your voice heard. Now what? Knowing what to expect this General Election Day (November 6) means you'll get to the polls ready to help decide what happens in your community, state, and nation.

The process of participating in an election isn't difficult, but you do need to be prepared for each step in the process. Along with Be a Voter!, resources like the First Time Voters Guide over at Accredited Schools Online are a good place to start for new—and even longtime—voters.

Less Than a Month Until Primary Election Day—Are You Prepared?

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It's hard to believe it'll be early May soon, which means the May 8 Primary Election is just around the corner. That day, Monroe County voters decide, among other things, who faces off in the November General Election as candidates for US Senator and US Representative, as well as for offices like Judge, Sheriff, and Commissioner at the County level—and even Township-level offices.

Last Chance This Year: Meet Your Indiana Lawmakers

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At the final Legislative Update for 2018, 9:30–11 a.m. at Bloomington City Council Chambers this Saturday, March 3, State legislators representing Monroe County discuss the state of the Indiana General Assembly and answer your questions. The Legislative Update, presented by the League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe County, is free and open to the public. It will be taped by Cable Access Television Services (CATS) and aired throughout the current legislative session.

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