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Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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Find out what candidates responded to our invitation to participate and answer questions. If they did not respond, contact them and ask why not!

Also view our 2013 Voter Guide containing candidate information, profiles and Q&A for local candidates.

Welcome

Welcome to the website of the League of Women Voters of Broome and Tioga Counties.

We are a nonpartisan grassroots political organization, that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Any person of voting age, male or female, may become a League member.

The League of Women Voters began in 1920 after women got the vote, and is organized on the national, state, and local level. The local League, a growing organization of 140 women and men, has been active since 1948.

How We Work

We are non-partisan, but we are political. Our activities fall into three categories:

Voter Service: The League is well-known for promoting informed voting. We provide voter registration, candidates forums, impartial information on ballot measures, and educational meetings on issues of public concern.

Program: The League of Women Voters takes positions on local, state and national issues only after members have studied and reached agreement on them. These League positions and pertinent fact-finding are the basis for public meetings.

Advocacy: The League never supports or opposes political parties or candidates. Based on positions developed through member study and agreement, the League does take action to support or oppose specific governmental policies.

Our Newsletter

View our current and past Broome-Tioga newsletters here.