League of Women Voters of Saratoga County

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Making Democracy Work®

sealProposed Charter for Saratoga Springs

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at 7 pm

Learn about the Charter before you vote in November. Panelists (all are members of the Charter Review Commission) will be Gordon Boyd - founder of EnergyNext, Inc., former NYS Assembly staff member; Minita Sanghvi -assistant professor, Management and Business, Skidmore College; and Barbara Thomas - community activist, retired health clinic director.

Location: Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry St, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866

National Voter
Registration Day

Tuesday, Sept. 26

Stop by and register to vote, pick up absentee ballot applications, get info about the three ballot proposals and to learn about the League of Women Voters.

  • Schuylerville Public Library 10 am – NOON, 1-pm - 5 pm
  • Town of Ballston Community Library 10 am – 2 pm
  • Clifton Park – Halfmoon Public Library 10 am – 8 pm
  • Saratoga Hospital 7 am – 3 pm
  • SUNY Adirondack Wilton Campus 9 am – 6 pm
  • Skidmore College (Case Center) 9 am – 5 pm
  • Ben & Jerry's Saratoga Springs 2 pm – 6 pm
  • Bow Tie Cinemas (Saratoga Springs) 4 pm – 8 pm

Full details

ice creamAnnual Ice Cream Social at the September Meetup

Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7pm

Meet members and join the discussion about our plans for the upcoming year. Jennifer Wilson, LWVNYS Program and Policy Director, will tell us about legislation that will need our attention. Bring a friend (free!) and no RSVP needed! Flyer

Adirondack Trust Office Building Community Room
(enter through top floor of parking garage on Woodlawn and Church Streets)
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866  Map

Support for the Proposed New Charter for Saratoga Springs

The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County announces its support for the proposed new charter for Saratoga Springs. The board of LWVSC took this position of support for the proposed new charter at its September board meeting, deciding that it met the requirements of the position on the Governance of Local Governments adopted in April, 2017. The membership reached that consensus following a study of local governments begun May 30, 2015.

Constitutional Convention Question

In the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 7th, voters will be asked to decide if New York will have a Constituional Convention. Ballot Proposals

Hands-on work to safeguard democracy

In this past year, the LWV of Saratoga County worked hard to make democracy work. Check out the 2016-2017 Steering Committee Report.

You can be part of a grass roots network of women and men in communities across the country. Here in Saratoga, we are actively involved in making democracy work. We conduct candidate forums, provide voter registration information to local High School seniors, produce an online Voters' Guide, and lobby on many important issues in Albany.

Because your local membership dues also enroll you at the state and national League levels only a small portion of the dues stay here in Saratoga County. We work hard to write grants and raise funds to support our events and activities, so we have been able to keep our dues at the same level for the past four years. Join our vibrant group!

Aside from membership, you can stand with us and support our efforts by making a donation to support our activities.

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