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The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale is a nonpartisan, political organization with a rich history spanning over 99 years in the Scarsdale community. We encourage you to join us as we work to promote democracy and political responsibility at the local, state and national levels through voter education, issue advocacy and the active participation of citizens.

The League of Women Voters
Creating A More Perfect Democracy For 100 Years

COVID-19 Update

Follow this link for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Situation Summary concerning COVID-19.

New York Presidential Primary has been moved from April to June.
Any school board, library board, or village election scheduled to take place in April or May of 2020 is hereby postponed until at least June 1, 2020, and subject to further directive as to the timing, location or manner of voting for such elections.
Follow this link to view all NYS Executive Orders from the Office of the Governor. Additional information will be posted when available.

For the latest information concerning COVID-related changes to the election dates and voter registration deadlines, please visit the Voter Info page of our website.

The League of Women Voters of the United States officially calls on all states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia to expand no-excuse absentee voting and mail-in ballots for the duration of the 2020 election cycle. In light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, it is imperative for state election officials to address voters' and poll workers' fears by limiting the need to cast an in-person ballot. The time to act is now. Follow this link to read the full LWVUS press release. Also, please see NYS Senate Bill 8015A relating to absentee voting.

To advocate for no-excuse absentee voting in New York State during the 2020 election season, please contact our elected officials:
Assemblywoman Amy Paulin
State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Governor Andrew Cuomo

LWVS Information Session and Consensus Meetings (School Budget and Village Budget)

The annual LWVS Information Session and Consensus Meeting on the School Budget, originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020, has been postponed. Follow this link for the District Answers to LWVS Questions re Proposed 2020-21 School Budget. Follow this link for the LWVS Board's Comments re the Proposed 2020-21 School Budget, issued on Monday, March 23, 2020 and for the LWVS Board's Comments re Staffing, issued on Monday, March 30, 3030.

The same is true for the annual LWVS Information Session and Consensus Meeting on the Village Budget, originally scheduled for Monday, March 30, 3030. Follow this link for the Village Tentative Annual Budget 2020-21 and for the Village Capital Budget Presentation. Follow this link for the Village Answers to LWVS Questions re Proposed 2020-21 Village Budget.

Please stay tuned for additional information as it becomes available.

Recent Event -- Candidate Forum for Village Trustees Election

Follow this link to view the Candidate Forum for Village Trustees Election
Please note that video may take a few moments to load for viewing on a browser.
Thursday, March 5, 2020
7:30-9:30 pm at Rutherford Hall, Village Hall

Candidates running for the three at large open seats on the Village Board of Trustees appeared to answer questions in a timed format moderated by a trained LWV of Westchester representative.

Recent LWVS Consensus Statements

Please view our Local Program and Positions webpage for all recent LWVS Consensus Statements.

LWVS Board 2019-20

LWVS Board 2019-20