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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.

Dallas had 1,982 sessions with 68% new or 1,848 users; Plano had 659 sessions with 65% new or 430 users; Arlington had 528 sessions with 332 users; San Antonio 432 sessions with 355 users.

Click here for local local election statistics <strong> Click here for local local election statistics </strong>

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.

Click here for what you need to know. <strong> Click here for what you need to know.</strong>

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.
Photo ID details available here. Information on obtaining ID available here.

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.

Study Description <strong>Study Description</strong>

LWV-TX/LWV-TEF 2012-13 Annual Report

Available here <strong>Available here</strong>

Amazon Smile Program

Do you purchase from Amazon? Donate 0.5% of your purchase to LWV-Texas every time you buy!

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 lwvtexas@lwvtexas.org. Thank you for your donation!

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LWV of Texas
501(c)(4) - Mission Statement

What's New

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

Click Here to Register!

Draft Agenda

(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:

Action Alert!


House Elections Committee Hearing on Online Voter Registration Monday, April 27!

Advocacy Update

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.

"We Support" 2015 Brochure

The We Support brochure is formatted as a trifold brochure. Print, fold and share this brochure with legislators.

Issues We Support

Advocacy Papers

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.

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Current News

League in the News

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.

 

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