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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization which encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy
through education and advocacy.

Membership is open to any citizen of voting age.

The League of Women Voters never supports or opposes candidates for office, or political parties, and any use of the League of Women Voters name in campaign advertising or literature has not been authorized by the League.

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Annual Meeting ~~~ June 21, 2014

Guest speaker Charita Goshay (left), award-winning columnist for Gatehouse Media, presented "Remember the Ladies: How Women Helped Shape American Politics."

Many thanks to all who attended and planned this event. We truly appreciate your support throughout the year.


40% of Ohio Voters Didn't Vote in Judicial Races !

Why did 40% of Ohio voters who cast a ballot skip voting in judicial races in the November 2012 election?
The reason many voters gave for not voting for judges was that they lacked information.

The League hopes to make it easier for voters to learn about candidates running for judicial office.

Visit this Judicial Voter Information web page with links to downloadable pamphlets and presentations.
  • Learn more about Ohio's different courts.
  • Learn more about how to evaluate judicial candidates.
  • Be informed.
  • Then vote!

Do not be confused!

The League wishes to set the record straight. LWV – at local, state, or national level – does not ever endorse candidates running for office. A Stark County candidate in this fall’s election erroneously printed that LWV endorsed him. This error has been brought to the candidate’s attention, and we trust it will be promptly remedied.

Unlike another local women’s organization whose name is similar, the League never supports or opposes candidates or political parties and membership is open to any citizen of voting age.

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