2017 Candidates Forums

posted Sep 23, 2017, 8:09 AM by Sandra Shapiro   [ updated Oct 11, 2017, 10:14 AM ]

Princeton Board of Education - Monday, October 2, 7 PM
The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area and Princeton Community TV will sponsor a forum among candidates for Princeton School Board on 

Monday, October 2, 7 PM
Witherspoon Main
400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton

Video of the forum will be rebroadcast on Princeton Community TV 
Rebroadcasts will be shown on the following dates:
October 10 at 8 p.m.
October 11 at 10 a.m.
October 14 at 2 p.m.
October 20 at noon
October 21 at 8 p.m.
October. 28 at 10 a.m.
October 29 at 8 p.m.
The video will be posted at and is now available on the League's website; please click here.

14th Legislative District - Wednesday, October 18, 7 PM
The Leagues of Monroe Township, East Windsor/Hightstown, and the Princeton Area will co-sponsor a forum among candidates for the 14th Legislative District, which includes Plainsboro.

The forum will take place on

Wednesday, October 18, 7 PM
Monroe Township Senior Center
12 Halsey Reed Road, Monroe Township

 Video of the forum will be posted on and the Leagues' websites.

Forums among candidates for the 16th Legislative District, Somerset County Freeholder, and Montgomery Township Committee had to be canceled because one of the parties did not accept the League's invitation.

NJ Gubernatorial Debate October 2017

posted Aug 21, 2017, 1:59 PM by Sandra Shapiro   [ updated Aug 21, 2017, 1:59 PM ]

League of Women Voters of New Jersey and 
New Jersey Performing Arts Center to Co-Sponsor 
1st Official NJ Gubernatorial Debate
October 10, 2017

The first of two public debates between the Republican and Democratic candidates in the New Jersey gubernatorial race will be held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, N.J. on October 10, 2017.

The NJPAC debate between former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy (D) and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno (R) is co-sponsored by El Diario; Lead NJ; League of Women Voters of New Jersey; National Association of Latino Elected Officials; NJ Advance Media; NJBIZ Magazine; NJ Spotlight; Rutgers University; Twitter; WABC-TV, WADO-AM radio and Univision, all in New York; WBGO-FM radio, in Newark; and Univision65, WHYY-FM radio and WPVI-TV, all in Philadelphia. The debate will be broadcast on both ABC-TV affiliates and Univision, as well as on WBGO and WHYY.

"The League of Women Voters of New Jersey has a long and impressive history sponsoring debates at all levels of government, from school board to U.S. Senate," said Jesse Burns, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey. "This wide ranging partnership will help us better serve NJ voters with a high quality, issue-oriented debate that will reach a remarkably large audience."

Twitter will broadcast the debate as a live feed from its website, enabling users of the platform to follow and interact in real time as Sade Baderinwa and Jim Gardner, of ABC's New York and Philadelphia affiliates, moderate questions asked by a panel of journalists.

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission selected NJPAC as the site for the debate from among 12 applicants that included universities, media organizations and nonprofits.

"As the premier venue for important conversations about New Jersey politics, arts and education, NJPAC is a natural location to host the first debate, and we're proud to do so," said President and CEO John Schreiber. "With just two gubernatorial elections in America this year, nationwide interest in the New Jersey race is high," Schreiber said.
"Our broadcast partners will enable the entire country to not just watch and listen to the debate, but to actually participate as well."

The second gubernatorial debate will be hosted by William Paterson University. A debate between the candidates for lieutenant governor is to be held at Montclair State University.

Fair Election Process

posted Jul 25, 2017, 1:32 PM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Jul 25, 2017, 1:32 PM ]

The LWV of Lawrence Township is hosting a presentation by Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami-Covello. She will speak about her new, county-wide vote-by-mail initiative, our aging voting machines, and other challenges facing the fair elections process.

Wednesday, September 6 at 7 PM

Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library, at the corner of Route 1 and Darrah Lane

Parking is available in the library parking lot. Join your colleagues for an informative discussion.

Business Meeting Schedule 2017-18

posted Jul 20, 2017, 11:52 AM by Ellen Kemp

September 12, 2017 Business Meeting: Lee

  • Welcome new members; focus on Voter Service for Nov. election 

Nov. 14, 2017 Leadership Committee/business meeting: Sandy Smith

  • Plan for rest of year 

January 9, 2018 business meeting: Lee

  • Program Planning 

April 17, 2018 Leadership Committee/business meeting: Chrystal

  • Plan for next year

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