Congratulations to the 2017 Winners of the
LWVPA HS Video Contest!
First Place: Emily Elliott-Hoffman, Archbishop John Carroll High School
Second Place: Theo Wyss-Flamm, JR Masterman High School
Third Place: Jesse Morgan, Line Mountain High School
Delegates to the June 2015 League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania State Convention voted to approve a review and update of current election law positions, "focusing specifically on apportionment and redistricting, election procedures, registration requirements, alternatives to closed primaries and alternatives to ‘winner take all’ election systems.”
The topic is timely, given concern about 2016 primaries and caucuses, interest in alternatives to Pennsylvania's current closed primary system and discussions about other ways to ensure responsive government.
Materials and consensus questions are now ready and available for League and member use here. At the request of local League leaders, the deadline for consensus question responses has been adjusted. Responses for the sections on Voter Registration and Election Day Procedures has been moved back a month to April 1, 2017. The deadline for sections covering Alternative Election Systems and Primaries is now December 1, 2017. Materials divided to reflect this change will be available in early January.
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The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania (LWVPA) is a grassroots citizen engagement organization dedicated to encouraging informed and active participation in government by all Pennsylvanians, working to increase understanding of major local, state, and national public policy issues, and influencing public policy through education and advocacy. The League never supports or opposes a candidate or political party yet helps voters to learn about government issues and candidates.
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