13th Congressional District Debate: Submit Questions....
What issues matter most to you in this election year? Illinois Public Media, WAND News, and the League of Women Voters of Champaign County will host debates between primary candidates in the 13th Congressional District. You can help shape these debates. Submit your questions online by May 23 and help ensure the moderators are asking what the constituents want to learn more about. https://go.illinois.edu/shapethedebate
Adapted from Illinois Public Media Facebook post.
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Questions & Answers about the Primary Election
Starting Sunday April 24, and continuing on weekdays leading up to the June 28 Primary Election, the News-Gazette is publishing answers to voting-related questions. The Office of the Champaign County Clerk and the League of Women Voters are providing this series of nonpartisan, factual responses to voters' questions. Below is an image of the first question in this series.
The Voter Ready team is also publishing these questions and answers on the new Voting Q&A page.
Getting Ready for the 2022 Primary: Video from Apr 13 Presentation
If you missed the April 13 session on Getting Ready for the 2022 Primary Elections, the video is now available on the LWVCC YouTube site.
In the presentation, LWVCC's Voter Ready team members covered recent changes to Illinois’ election law, what offices are up for election this year, how the League will be providing candidate information, how local high school students are involved in leading voter registration efforts in their schools, and plans for Get Out the Vote efforts between now and Primary Election day June 28. For more details on the session, see this announcement. Or go directly to the YouTube video.
This webinar is part of the League's Timely Topic series.
Learn about Serving as an Election Judge
Illinois election judges are community volunteers representing both major political parties as required by the Illinois Election Code. Recently the LWVCC Voter Ready team asked former election judges from both major parties to comment on their experience. (Hover over quotes and use arrows to see more statements.)
Want to learn more? For qualifications, duties and application information, visit the County Clerk's Election Judge page.
Source: LWVCC Election Communications team
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Gun Violence Prevention: Video of Webinar Available
If you missed the April20 webinar Educate Yourself About Community Concerns, the video is now available on the LWVCC YouTube site. In the video Lemond Peppers, City of Urbana, and Tracy Parsons, City of Champaign, shared information about gun violence prevention initiatives in the two cities. James Manrique, League of Women Voters of Champaign County, provided a voter education update. More details at the League Event description.
This video was the third in the series "2022 State and County Elections Matter". For more about the series, see the Voter Education page.