League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, MD
The LWV encourages informed and active participation in government to increase understanding of major public policy issues and to influence public policy through education and advocacy.
PROGRAM PLANNING: Attend a session on January 10 or 11 to review League positions, studies and recommend any changes. More information can be found in the January issue of the Montgomery Voter and the Discussion Group page.
TRENDING TOPICS: Ranked Choice Voting: Greater Choice? Stronger Voice? Watch online January 24, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., register here. For more information, click here. Recordings of our Trending Topics can be found on our YouTube channel. Be sure to Like, Comment and Share while you are there!
Voting in MoCo
Maryland Primary Election is June 28.
Three ways to vote
- Vote by mail – request application now
- Vote early – 14 centers – June 16-23
- Vote on Election Day – at your precinct polling place.
Candidates have until February 22, 2022 to file.
Learn about the offices and candidates from the League’s Voters’ Guide and vote411.org.
- Published 4 weeks before the election.
- Available in English and Spanish.
New Council District Boundaries
- New Council District map has been approved.
- Seven Council Districts instead of five.
- Unchanged - four At-large members.
New Congressional District Boundaries
New Legislative District Boundaries
Maps for State Senators and Delegates will be approved in the regular General Assembly Session that begins January 12.
How this affects you.
Get involved: 2021-22
NEW STUDIES CONVENING: JOIN NOW
LWVMC 2021 Annual Meeting attendees voted to support new studies. Committees are forming; join now! Email [email protected].
• 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
• 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
Priority Action Issues in 2022
- Push Congress to pass the Freedom to Vote Act (S.2747) and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R.4/S.4)
- Support statehood for Washington DC
- Promote the League’s national redistricting program: People Powered Fair Maps
- Encourage millions of women to get involved in all kinds of civic activities
- Fight Voter Suppression
Kudos for 2020/2021 Actions