League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, MD
LWVMC has cancelled all in person meetings of more than 10 people. Meetings by Zoom are continuing, so watch for new events.
The LWVMC office has reopened By Appointment Only.
Sign up to have the November 3 General Election Voters’ Guide mailed to you.
Nov. 3rd Gen'l Election
THREE VOTING OPTIONS:
- At Assigned Polling places on Nov. 3, 2020
- At Early Voting Centers Oct. 23-29, 2020
- By Mail-in Absentee ballot (2-step process described below)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Unlike the June 2020 Maryland Primary, registered voters will not automatically be mailed a ballot. Instead, the Board of Elections will send all active Maryland registered voters an application for an absentee/mail-in ballot. The application form must be completed and returned to the Board of Elections in order for voters to receive an official Mail-in-Ballot.
You can submit an application for your mail-in/absentee ballot now. Apply online, complete form in English or Spanish and mail it to Board of Elections, Text VBM to 77788 to access the online form, or call the Board of Elections at 240-777-8550 to request an application.
SQUINT – Election Information Integrity
LWVMC members can now be fighters against misleading election information that appears on social media. Sign up to use a MITRE Corp. tracking and reporting app called SQUINT. League members install SQUINT on an electronic device and report election misinformation they see on social media. Local and state election officials are notified by MITRE, and appropriate measures are taken to remove the incorrect information. To be a SQUINTer contact (Joan Siegel at email@example.com);
League members only, please. Read more
Mark your calendar
The LWVMC Civic Education Committee offered its first free summer professional development workshop in civic education to Montgomery County teachers. There were two linked sessions: June 24, 7-9pm and July 1, 7-9pm. Learn how the League of Women Voters can support you in your goal of creating citizens who actively participate in government. Read more.
Register for virtual Student Service Learning (SSL) opportunities offered by the LWVMC. Students can help Get Out the Vote (GOTV), distribute LWVMC Voters’ Guides, be a MoCo county observer for the league, create videos to motivate voters, etc. Take a look at the options.
Women Power the Vote
The League began in 1920 as a “mighty political experiment” designed to help 20 million women carry out new voting responsibilities. Rosanne Skirble, freelance writer for Montgomery Magazine tells the story of LWVMC in the article, “One Hundred Years of Women’s Suffrage in Montgomery County.
Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment at the Montgomery Commission for Women’s virtual celebration on August 19. Featured at the event will be the story of the founder of LWVMC: “Working to Win the Vote for Women: Lavinia Engle.” The video was written, narrated, and recorded by Celeste Headlee and edited by Nicole Williams.