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TEXAS VOTE411 LOCAL ELECTION STATS
A total of 8,641 sessions was recorded, with 70% of them new, or 6,058 users.
The Texas Voter
- LWV-Texas publishes the Texas Voter four times a year.
Want Your Name on Voter Registration & Photo ID to Match?
Some Texas voters report that the name on their new voter registration certification is different than in the past.
Photo ID Still Required to Vote
Texas continues to require a photo ID to vote at the polls. The photo ID must be one of 7 photo IDs:
- Texas DPS-issued driver's license, personal ID card, concealed carry license, election identification certificate OR
- US government-issued passport, military ID, citizenship or naturalization certificate.
NEW! Pay Day & Title Loans in Texas Study Committee
A study of Pay Day and Title Loans was approved at 2014 Convention. A representative Study Committee has been formed. Thanks to the following League members for serving:
- Elizabeth Erkel and Stephanie Mace,
Co-chairs, Collin County
- Maxine Barkan, Austin Area
- Linda Eichblatt, Amarillo
- Miriam Foshay, Dallas
- Leslie Taylor, Houston Area
- Sharon Whittington, Tarrant County
Watch for Facts and Issues in August, 2015 to guide local League discussions. Local League consensus reports will be due December, 2015. The LWV-Texas board will adopt a position based on consensus at its February 2016 board meeting.
LWV-TX/LWV-TEF 2012-13 Annual Report
Amazon Smile Program
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On your Amazon account:
- search out Amazon Smile
- select League of Women Voters Texas Education Fund as your charity
Thereafter, for your purchase to count for the donation, log into http://smile.amazon.com The program will send you an email to install buttons into your browser to make this step easier. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your donation!
See your reservoir level!
LWV of Texas
Regional Training for all local Leagues will be held at 3 locations this summer:
- Saturday, June 27- 12:30-4:30 San Antonio: The Radius Center, 106 Auditorium Circle
- NOTE CHANGE IN IRVING LOCATION Saturday, July 18 - 12:30-4:30 Irving - Las Colinas Association, 3838 Teleport Road
- Saturday. July 25 - 10 a,m.-2:30 p.m. Lubbock: St. John's United Methodist Church, 1501 University Avenue
(Presenters will vary by site, depending on availability)
Engaging Texas Voters - Draft plan developed at LWV-Council; accomplishments of legislature; The Voter App
2016 National and State Conventions
Preparing for Consensus; LWV study on Constitutional Amendment & Money in Politics; Time frame
LWV-TX Study: Payday and Auto Loans in Texas: Calendar, resources and local forums
Best practices of Local Leagues
Tools for Success - MLD Membership & Leadership Development Initiative's Event Planning Chart and local League success story
Read LWV-TX President Elaine Wiant's Op Ed on On-Line Voter Registration by clicking on articles below:
- Oppose further restrictions on abortion! (5-21-15)
- Call Texas Senators to vote against SB 1697. The vote will be on Tuesday, May 5 in the Texas Senate. (05-05-2015)
- Ask your State Senator to Vote AGAINST SB 575 (05-04-2015)
House Elections Committee Hearing on Online Voter Registration Monday, April 27!
The 84th Texas Legislature is in session.
The Legislative Newsletter provides news on bills and issues that LWV-TX is following this legislative session. Below is the link to the most recent Legislative Newsletter. For all Legislative Newsletters this session click here.
- Click here to see LWV-TX Action Alerts and Testimony for this session.
- Click here for the LWV-Texas "When You Go To Austin/Capitol Guide" Brochure
The WYGTA brochure lists all members of the 84th Texas Legislature and includes contact information, a seating chart of the Texas House and Senate, and all committee assignments.
The We Support brochure is formatted as a trifold brochure. Print, fold and share this brochure with legislators.
Advocacy Papers explain the LWV-TX positions on the priority issues for the 84th legislative session.
Nominations are now open for the 2016-18 LWV-Texas Board of Directors.
Nominations are now open for the 2016-18 LWV-Texas Board of Directors. Serving on the board is a great opportunity for you and other dedicated League members to work with Board members from across the state setting policy and furthering League goals. Learning from and sharing experiences with others who truly believe the League of Women Voters of Texas can make and is making a difference in Texas is interesting and rewarding--- and fun.
We need your nominations of the outstanding members of your League! Or if this is something you know you would enjoy and benefit from, nominate yourself. The new board will begin its duties on June 1, 2016, and will meet four times a year in Austin for the next two years. The last day for nominations is October 1, 2015.
Please print, fill it out and mail it in. Or print, fill it in, scan, and email it in. Self-nominations welcome.
NEW - REVISED DATE! 2016 LWV-Texas Convention
The 2016 state convention will be held at the Westin Memorial City Hotel, Houston, MARCH 10-13, 2016.
Save the date! 2016 LWVUS Convention
National convention will be held June 16-18, 2016 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Highlights of Local Leagues
LWV-Midland President Karmen Bryant honored "Girl Scouts Honor Women of Distinction"
Read story here
"Columnists to speak on Voter Apathy at LWV-Irving program"
Read story here.
"LWV-Austin Area receives Voter Registration Partner Award from Travis Co. Voter Registrar"
Read the full story here.
Click for references to LWV-TX.
"League of Women Voters Calls on Secretary of State to Expand and Improve Efforts to Provide Election Identification Certificates"
August 19, 2014 Read the press release.
"August 26th Marks 94th Anniversary of 19th Amendment"
Aug. 26 is the 94th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. Read the full story, here .
"League of Women Voters Focuses on Turnout"
Read the Dallas Morning News story here.