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  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, October 01, 2022 at 07:00 AM through November 08, 2022

    Get to the Polls Maryland

    Get to the Polls, Get Out the Vote. Celebrate the 102nd anniversary of the 19th Amendment with LWVMD while raising awareness for voter education. Join now!

    People holding signs with voting rights now on them.

    This fall, October 1st through November 8th, we're asking everyone to Protect Democracy and Empower Voters by Getting to the Polls! Join us as participants and get pledges for your miles, donate to your friends for the miles they travel, or simply give to the cause and celebrate the 102nd anniversary of the 19th Amendment with us. Every dollar raised will go directly to helping the League of Women Voters of Maryland's efforts to educate Voters and get out the most reliable nonpartisan candidate information possible.

    Here are the Details:

    Join: Head over to this link and hit the join button at the top of the page. If you would like to join as a Team you can form one or you can join one that was already made.

    Who: Anyone who believes in LWVMD's mission of Empowering Voters, Protecting Democracy! If you want to be certain that voters will continue to have access to information nonpartisan candidate information and voter services this is for you! Or if you just want to do something fun while you log some miles! You do not have to be a League member to participate in Get to the Polls MD.

    When: In the month of September you'll gain pledges. Ask your friends, family, co-workers, and anyone you want to pledge to your miles. Then in October, you'll start logging your miles! From October 1st to November 8th you'll log however many miles you travel so others know. Watch the leaderboard to see who's winning!

    Where: Anywhere you want! Could be around your neighborhood, Maryland's wonderful State Parks, or even from your stationary bike in the comfort of your home.

    How: So how can you log miles? There are many options they may not all be listed here!

    • Walk
    • Run
    • Bike
    • Wheelchair
    • Rollator/Walker
    • Skateboard/Scooter

    Send: While you're out getting your miles, make sure you snap a picture and send it to [email protected]. You could be featured on the League's social media showing others how you #gettothepollsMD

    Join Now

    Monday, October 03, 2022 at 05:30 PM
    The Reginald F. Lewis Museum 830 E . Pratt St with virtual option

    Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

     

    Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate Forum  Monday, October 3rd | Reception - 5:30 pm | Candidate Forum - 6:30 pm  In-Person & Virtual  Free admission. Registration required.  Lived streamed through Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn Confirmed Participants: (left to right)  David Harding, Working Class Party   David Lashar, Libertarian Party  Wes Moore, Democratic Party  Nancy Wallace. Green Party 

    Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

    Monday, October 3rd | Reception - 5:30 pm | Candidate Forum - 6:30 pm

     Virtual 

    At this time in-person attendance is at capacity. This event can also be accessed through lived-stream on Facebook or YouTube

    In less than two months, Marylanders will head to the polls to select their next governor. The Reginald F. Lewis Museum's mission positions it to serve as a catalyst for sustained change by providing bold conversations that educate and challenge.

    It is in this spirit that The Lewis Museum - in partnership with Baltimore City NAACP, Baltimore Votes, Black Girls Vote, the Greater Baltimore Urban League, the League of Women Voters Maryland, and Out For Justice - will host a Gubernatorial Candidate Forum centering issues impacting Black Marylanders.

    Confirmed Participants: (left to right)

    David Harding, Working Class Party 

    David Lashar, Libertarian Party

    Wes Moore, Democratic Party

    Nancy Wallace. Green Party 

     

    At this time in-person attendance is at capacity. This event can also be accessed through lived-stream on Facebook or YouTube

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    LWVMD Provides Voter Education Tool VOTE411

    LWV of Maryland Provides Voter Education Tool VOTE411

    Annapolis– Ahead of the 2022 Midterm elections, the League of Women Voters of Maryland offers the nonpartisan election resource VOTE411.org. This “one-stop shop” for election information provides Maryland voters with simple, accessible tools to help them navigate the voting process. VOTE411 provides personalized candidate information, voter registration details, polling place locations, and other helpful election information for all voters nationwide. LWVMD offers voters a chance to read responses from every candidate who will be on the ballot.

    “From local ballot initiatives to important state races, it is crucial voters in Maryland make their voices heard this election year,” said Nancy Soreng, President. “VOTE411 is the nation’s premiere online election resource that provides voters with the resources they need to make an informed vote this fall. The League of Women Voters of Maryland has published our voter guide on VOTE411 as a resource for all Maryland voters.” Vote411.org goes live on June 4th. In many communities in Maryland LWVMD’s Voter’s Guides in your local newspaper, library, or you will soon be able to go to our website www.lwvmd.org/voting.

    In Montgomery County Vote411 and print Voter’s Guides are available in both English and Spanish, VOTE411 helps millions each year — many of them young people and first-time voters — learn more about what’s on their ballot, where candidates stand on the issues, how to find their polling place, and more.

    “The League of Women Voters of Maryland is pleased to provide this important, nonpartisan resource to Maryland voters,” said Nikki Tyree, Executive Director. “We encourage voters to visit VOTE411.org to make a voting plan so they are prepared to cast their vote confidently on Election Day!”

    Maryland’s Primary Election day will be held July 19th. Voters must be registered by June 28th. To request a Mail-in Ballot you must request one through the State Board of Elections or your Local Board by July 12th. These must be returned to a drop box or postmarked by July 19th to be counted. Early voting begins July 7th and will run through July 14th.

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    The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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