• Voting in MoCo


    Thank You

    BECOME A VOTER REGISTRATION VOLUNTEER

    Projections are that in-person voter registrations will resume in the fall.  Contact [email protected] to be an LWVMC volunteer registrant.


    DID YOU KNOW? As determined by a manual audit of 21 of 24 MD jurisdictions, the 2020 MD statewide vote discrepancy was 0.00013%.


    Some GOOD NEWS for 2021


    Maryland State Seal

    Montgomery County begins 2021 with two ambitious plans for creating a better county—plans that we as League members are studying and will observe in their implementation. 

    2021 will also see the completion of the MoCo 50 year general plan: Thrive Montgomery 2050.

    • See the draft Climate Action Plan just released for public review. The plan moves the County to cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 100% by 2035 and has a significant impact on residents’ daily life in the process.
    • The Racial Equity & Social Justice Act creates a racial equity lens for evaluating how county bills and department actions are intentionally designed to guarantee equity and justice for all. The League’s Observer Corps and resource committees will follow the implementation of the RESJ Act.

    Get involved: 2021-22


    volunteer.jpg

    NEW STUDIES CONVENING: JOIN NOW

    LWVMC 2021 Annual Meeting attendees voted to support new studies. Committees are forming; join now! Email [email protected].

    New studies
    • Get Out the Vote—what works and what doesn’t to increase voter turnout
    • Plastics—what’s the status of plastic recycling in MoCo
    • Police Services—the many dimensions of law enforcement in MoCo

    Continuing studies
    • Protecting agriculture in the MoCo Agricultural Reserve
    • Workforce development in MoCo-employment needs and training
    • Aging in MoCo-what issues impact all stages of aging and are local services adequate
    • Local Revenue-what are MoCo’s existing and potential revenue sources


    News from LWVUS


    empower-democracy.jpg

    PRIORITY ACTION ISSUES IN 2021-2022

    • Push Congress to pass For the People Act (H.R.1; S.1) and John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
    • Promote the League’s national redistricting program: People Powered Fair Maps 
    • Encourage millions of women to get involved in all kinds of civic activities
    • Expand the nearly 800 state and local Leagues
    • Fight Voter Suppression

    KUDOS FOR 2020 ACTIONS

    • Protected more than 23 million voters in election-related litigation
    • Combatted mis- and disinformation with facts
    • Vote411, LWV’S nonpartisan election information site, accessed by over 6 million voters