Be a Voter!

Be a Voter!

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance—it is the illusion of knowledge.

—Daniel J. Boorstin

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.

 


 

Just Four Days Until We Vote

Elections 2018It's hard to believe our Be a Voter! Election Day counter has ticked down to only four, but it's true: next Tuesday, May 8, the winners in each party are chosen in our Primary election, and will go on to face off in November's midterm General Election. Lots of public offices—from US Senator and US House Representative, to state-level reps, to (depending on exactly where you live) more local positions like County Prosecutor and City Council member—are up for grabs.

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.

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 Primary Election Day (May 8) 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.

This Winter: Your State Legislators, Live and In Person

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How often are you on the same guest list as an Indiana legislator?

At the Legislative Updates presented by the League of Women Voters of Bloomington & Monroe County, lawmakers representing our community at the State level are invited to meet with the public to share what's up ahead at the Statehouse. You're invited hear what they have to say, ask them questions, and tell them what's on your mind.

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