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Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport - Get Involved!

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

Upcoming Event -- Mock Presidential Primary for SMS Students

NEW EVENT: Mock Presidential Primary
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Scarsdale Middle School

LWVS representatives will be running a mock Presidential Primary on Super Tuesday. During their Social Studies classes, all middle school students will be able to privately "register" with a political party and cast their vote at the "polling booth." Information sheets regarding the candidates appearing on the ballot will be provided to the students so they can be informed voters.

Individuals interested in serving as "poll workers" for a 2-hour shift during the school day should email LWVSyouthprograms@gmail.com.

Upcoming Event -- Candidate Forum for Village Trustees Election

NEW EVENT: Candidate Forum for Village Trustees Election
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 will appear to answer questions in a timed format moderated by a trained LWV of Westchester representative.

Recent LWVS Consensus Statements

Village Election System
On Monday, December 9, 2019, LWVS held its annual general membership information session and consensus meeting regarding the 2019 Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC) election. Madelaine Eppenstein presented and answered questions on behalf of the Scarsdale Procedure Committee. Follow this link to view the 2019 CNC Consensus Statement (January 13, 2020). For additional background, follow this link to the Information Session Agenda and to the Procedure Committee's Preliminary Written Responses. For more information, please contact Diane Baylor, LWVS Village Election System Chair, at LWVS.ves@gmail.com.

Proposed SBNC Resolution Amendments
On Monday, December 16, 2019, LWVS held a general membership information session regarding the proposed amendments to the School Board Nominating Committee Resolution. Jordan Copeland, current chair of the Joint Committee, presented and answered questions. Follow this link to the LWVS Consensus Statement on the Proposed Amendments to the SBNC Resolution (January 10, 2020). For additional background, follow this link to the LWVS Questions to SBNC Joint Committee and Responses. For additional information, follow this link to the Information Session Agenda and to the Joint Committee's Preliminary Written Responses. For more information, please contact Amber Yusuf, LWVS School Election System Chair, at LWVS.ses@gmail.com.

School Election System
On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, LWVS held its annual general membership information session regarding the recent SBNC Election and Referendum on the Proposed Amendments to the SBNC Resolution. Felicia Block, current chair of the SBNC Administrative Committee, presented and answered questions. The consensus statement will be posted here when finalized. For additional information, follow this link to view the Agenda for the Information Session and the SBNC Responses. For more information, please contact Amber Yusuf, LWVS School Election System Chair, at LWVS.ses@gmail.com.

2020-21 Programming for Local and Westchester County Leagues and Proposed Update to the LWVNYS Position on the Constitutional Convention
On Monday, February 10, 2020, LWVS held its annual general membership and consensus meeting to discuss programming for LWVS (to be proposed for adoption at the LWVS Annual Meeting in May) and suggestions for programming for the Westchester County League for the upcoming year (to be communicated to the LWVW board for its consideration). In addition, the LWVS discussed a proposed update to the LWVNYS position on the Constitutional Convention. Follow these links to view the current LWVS Local Program and the current LWVW Program. Follow this link to view the materials for use in considering whether LWVNYS should update its position concerning constitutional conventions.

LWVS Board 2019-20

LWVS Board 2019-20