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Mission:  Empowering voters. Defending democracy.

Vision:  We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate.

Value:  We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.

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Our Candidate Forums!

Meet the Local Candidates Live & (almost) in Person

 

Are you and your organization’s clients and members ready to vote in the 2024 Primary Election? To help voters learn more about the candidates and their stance on key issues, the League of Women Voters of Tallahassee, the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper, and WFSU Public Media are hosting virtually streamed Candidate Forums. Candidates qualified to appear on the upcoming primary election ballot have been invited to participate. During the forums, panelists from WFSU, the Tallahassee Democrat and the League will pose questions to the candidates, and viewers will be able to ask questions remotely via Facebook, time permitting. The schedule and how to tune in are provided below. Please help spread the word about the Candidate Forums.

The Tallahassee Democrat newspaper, WFSU Public Media, and the League of Women Voters of Tallahassee are hosting virtually streamed candidate forums. Candidates qualified to appear on upcoming primary election ballots have been invited to participate.

 

Tuesday, 06/25/2024, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Tallahassee City Commission, Seat 1

Louis Dilbert.  Rudolph "Rudy" Ferguson, Sr.   Jacqueline "Jack" Porter.

 

Wed., 06/26/2024, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m, Leon County School Board District 2

Rosanne Wood.  Daniel Zeruto.

 

Wed., 06/26/2024, 1:00 pm – 2:00 p.m., Leon County School Board District 4

Laurie Lawson Cox.  Jeremy Rogers.

 

Thursday, 06/27/2024, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Leon County Superintendent of Schools

Rocky Hanna.  Genleah Swain.

 

Thursday, 06/27/2024, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Tallahassee City Commission, Seat 2

Dorothy Inman-Johnson.  Donna Nyack.  Curtis Richardson.  Bernard Stevens, Jr.

 

Tuesday, 07/16/2024, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Leon County Property Appraiser

Akin S. Akinyemi.  Kenneth "Ken" Preston.

 

Tuesday, 07/16/2024, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Leon County Judge Seat 4

Cydnee Brown.  Robert Churchill.  LaShawn Riggans.

Replays: WFSU-FM 88.9 FM on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. (other than July 4)

Get Alerts in Advance of Forums: Download Tallahassee Democrat’s app from the

App Store or Google Play

Archives: Visit Election Central at Tallahassee.Com/elections

 

Important Voting Dates – Leon County 2024 Primary Election

July 22:   Voter registration & party change deadline for Aug. 20 election (register at LeonVotes.gov

Aug. 10:  Early voting begins

Aug. 18:  Last day of early voting

Aug. 20:  Election Day

 

Vote-by-Mail - Request Vote-by-Mail Ballot from the Leon County Supervisor of Elections at LeonVotes.gov or call (850) 606-8683. Return voted ballot by mail at least one week in advance of Aug. 20 or put voted ballot into Secure Ballot Intake Station (AKA drop box) at an Early Voting site (during voting hours) or at the Elections Office (during office hours). Vote-by-Mail ballots must be received by the Supervisor of Elections office no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.

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The Weekly Voter Newsletter

The League of Women Voters of  Tallahassee publishes a weekly newsletter. It is sent to members via email, as well as to interested individuals, local groups and friends of the League.

Read the latest issue and others . . .

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Latest State News (LWV of Florida NEWSROOM)

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA STATEMENT ON ALLEN V. MILLIGAN & FLORIDA REDISTRICTING LAWSUIT

Jun 9, 2023

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On June 8, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld in Allen v. Milligan a lower court ruling that Alabama must create a second . . . READ MORE

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Elections & Voting Rights Activities

 

Voting in local, state, and national elections is fundamental to our democracy.  Following the proper procedures for registering and voting ensures that everyone’s vote is counted, and all voices are heard.

 

With over 100 years’ experience in non-partisan grassroots elections and voting rights, communities count on the League’s presence during every election, and we do not disappoint.  Since the leaders we elect make the decisions that affect us, our families, our jobs, healthcare, energy costs, education and more, not only do we help the citizenry register to vote, but we also provide key dates, any requirements for voting, and information about candidates (from questionnaires to each candidate) to help make informed choices in the voting booth.   

 

Year-round the LWV Tallahassee (LWVT) updates voter registrations, and registers new voters at venues and events that attract high foot traffic: for example downtown markets, churches, high schools, college campuses, and sporting events.  In advance of any field work, our Voter Advocates receive training and certification through the state league.  In addition LWVT works collaboratively with the Leon County Supervisor of Elections office to assure accurate information is relayed. 

 

As elections draw near, LWVT increases community outreach and collaborates with other non-profits to hold educational forums and town halls to Get Out the Vote.  We provide non-partisan platforms for candidates to speak directly to the public.  For example Vote411.org, a nationwide LWV platform that documents candidate responses to questionnaires; and our very successful candidate forums held at WFSU studios and streamed live through WFSU Media.  Content is recorded for future viewing through a collaboration with the Tallahassee Democrat and WFSU Media.   

We support returning and NEW citizens.  Our state League has access to trained attorneys to assist returning citizens in navigating the complexities of various laws.  We make contact information available at all events and also support our partner organization Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. We prepare and deliver materials to our Federal Court System to include in New Citizen packets. 

 

2024 is a Presidential Election Year and LWVT will be highly visible empowering voters and defending democracy.  Key dates include:

 

  • March 19, 2024 - Presidential Preference Primary Election Day

  • August 20, 2024 - Primary Election Day

  • November 5, 2024 - General Election

 

For up to date information about early voting, vote by mail, and election worker information, visit https://www.leonvotes.gov.

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