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LWVSMC Wins National Award

Reenter-Register-Vote, the LWVSMC project to encourage the formerly incarcerated to register and vote, Annette Scott has won the LWVUS “Building Strategic Partnership” Award, beating out impressive entries from Leagues across the country. Thanks to member Annette Scott, our League volunteers, and our partners at NJ Reentry for their breakthrough work and to all of you who voted for this worthwhile project. The R-R-V Application

LWVUS Resolution on Social Justice Approved

A resolution proposed by the New Jersey delegates to this week’s LWVUS Convention was approved on Saturday, June 27.

As Seen On TV!!

Voter registration for formerly incarcerated

The League of Women Voters is partnering with NJ Reentry, a non-profit organization created to assist those returning to the community from prison to become productive citizens. Our part is to ensure returning citizens take part in our democracy -— specifically, by encouraging and aiding them to register and vote. Here is a link to NJTV coverage of a recent press conference following passage of a new law re-enfranchising citizens on parole or probation.

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LWVSMC 2019-2020 in Review

It was a busy year -- read all about it here. (Please be patient: the year was so busy the file is l-a-r-g-e and takes a while to load.)

2020 Census Update

Submit Your Census Survey Today!

More information is available at the LWVUS website. You might also want to visit the Census data entry page on the Census Bureau website.

Census response rate maps from the federal Census Bureau are available.

Hot Topics: 2020 Census

Have a question about the census? When is it? How does it work? What happens with the data collected? Who gets to see it? And who does not? How is it used? Are you interested in a job with the census? Curious about data visualization tools? Ian Hull, deputy director, from the NY Regional Census Center, along with LWVNJ's Alyssa Moreno, a census specialist, lay it all out for you. They spoke at Temple Shalom-Reform in Aberdeen on January 12.

Prepare to be Counted

See it here.

Hot Topics: Ballot Security

Should your vote be protected with an audit trail? A paper ballot? How secure and reliable are the electronic voting machines? Is vote by mail the answer? How about internet voting? Dr. Andrew Appel, professor of computer science at Princeton, has answers to your questions. He spoke recently at an LWV Hot Topics event in Shrewsbury. You can see video of his talk here.
(Apologies for the audio quality -- technology is complicated and we're still learning. Shooting in the wild proves to be more art than science.)

Next up, David Harris, an attorney with the South Orange Maplewood Association, talks of his experience with community organizing, lobbying local and state legislators to use of paper ballots.

Voting Information From The County Clerk

The Election Division of the Monmouth County Clerk's office has a new website with helpful information about how to register, where to vote, election results, voting by mail, and many more topics, including how to contact the office for further information or answers to questions. Also available are any forms necessary, with details on where to send them.

You can find them here.

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