Archived Events June 2017 - May 2018

Forum: Democratic Candidates for Princeton Council

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area and Princeton Community TV co-sponsoried a forum among the Democratic candidates running for Princeton Council in the June primary election.

The forum took place on Tuesday, May 1 at 7 PM in the main meeting room of Witherspoon Hall, the Municipal Building at 400 Witherspoon Street.

The forum was videotaped and will be posted at,, and Rebroadcasts on Princeton TV will be on the following dates and times:

Annual Dinner May 2018

You are invited to our annual meeting and dinner.

Monday, May 21, 2018

6:00 to 6:30 p.m. - Annual Meeting, for members only

Documents to be voted upon will be sent prior to the meeting.

Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey M. Brindle, Executive Director, Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC)

Topic: The Challenge of Campaign Financing Regulation in the 21th Century

Since 2009, Jeffrey Brindle has led ELEC, the agency that was established in 1973 to monitor the campaign financing of all elections in the State of New Jersey under the “The New Jersey Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act.” Executive Director Brindle has authored 20 in-depth, analytical white paper reports on campaign financing and lobbying, many of which had a major influence on legislation. He also has published more than 140 articles in newspapers, magazines, and periodicals. His academic credentials include a B.A. degree from Rutgers University and an M.A. degree in political science from Villanova University.

NJ March

Women's March on NJ

Chrystal Schivell and Ellen Kemp participated in the Women's March on New Jersey.

2017 Candidates Forums

Princeton Board of Education - Monday, October 2, 7 PM

The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area and Princeton Community TV sponsored a forum among candidates for Princeton School Board on

Monday, October 2, 7 PM

Witherspoon Main, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton

Video of the forum was rebroadcast on Princeton Community TV

The video is available 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 co-sponsored a forum among candidates for the 14th Legislative District, which includes Plainsboro on Wednesday, October 18, 7 PM, Monroe Township Senior Center.

Video of the 14th Legislative District Forum was rebroadcast on Princeton Community TV.

The video is available at and is now available on the League's website; please click here.


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

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 was 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

The LWV of Lawrence Township hosted a presentation by Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami-Covello. She spoke 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