League of Women Voters
of Jefferson County WV

The League of Women Voters works to encourage informed and active participation in the democratic process through voter registration, education and the promotion of fair, active and open government. The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County, WV neither supports nor opposes candidates but is engaged in local, state, and national issues of importance to our community. We encourage you to explore our website, attend our forums, and become a member.

League Highlights

Our League is involved in several ongoing projects. Please contact the League if you are interested in participating.

2015 Priorities

League Priorities for 2015:

  • Member engagement with member socials
  • Voter participation, turnout, and registration — On September 22, League members registered 39 voters at Shenandoah Community Health and 6 at Shepherdstown Library. We also went to the IRS Credit Union the previous week to register IRS employees. Thank you to all who helped register and thank you to Carolyn Rodis for organizing the events.
  • Budget 101 and funding growth
  • Water resource issues: Protection, Conservation, Utilization
  • Money in politics and free speech
  • Library Funding: adequate, predictable and sustainable
  • Board of Education Excess Levy

Our Programs

  • Voter Registration
  • Candidate Forums: In carrying out our mission of encouraging informed and active participation in government, the League of Women Voters continues to be key sponsors of candidate debates and forums. When dates have been set, our Calendar will provide details about upcoming local forums.
  • November Legislative Breakfast
  • Observer Program: The League of Women Voters has been an active champion of openness in government throughout its history. In pursuit of this goal locally, the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County has established an “observer program” to monitor the actions of the county government. Local members have volunteered to attend meetings of the County Commission, the Planning Commission, and the Board of Education. Read more…

Important Election Dates

  • September 19 – December 7: All eligible voters can apply for an absentee ballot if unable to vote during early voting or election day. Application form is on County Clerk website.
  • October 27: First day to mail absentee ballots to voters that have completed an application.
  • November 23: Last day to register to vote. Registrations after this date cannot vote in this election.
  • November 28 – December 9: Early Voting at the Courthouse, 9am – 5pm, excluding Sundays.
  • December 12: Election Day. Polls are open 6:30am – 7:30pm.

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