November 19th LWV Elkhart Zoom Meeting Invite

10 Nov

We are setting up our ZOOM meeting- please give us your E-mail for Zoom meeting log in.

League of Women Voters

Determining Home Assessments – Property Taxes -Tax Appeal

Do you wonder how the assessed value of your home is determined? What is the formula for calculating your taxes? How do you appeal a property tax bill?

Get the answers to these questions and more by joining our zoom meeting featuring Elkhart County Assessor, Cathy Searcy.

November 19th 5:30 pm

text 596-6052 or e-mail Jevanega71@gmail.com and give her the e-mail you want to use for the zoom meeting. You will receive an E-mail at that address with the zoom log in information. Save the E-mail so you can just click on the site- or copy and paste. How great is that, to get all this helpful information from the comfort of your home. You can hide your video and mute the mic. until you have questions.

Cathy Searcy is a graduate of Goshen High School. She was employed by…

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November 19th LWV Elkhart Zoom Meeting Invite

4 Nov
Determining Home Assessments – Property Taxes -Tax Appeal

Do you wonder how the assessed value of your home is determined? What is the formula for calculating your taxes? How do you appeal a property tax bill?

Get the answers to these questions and more by joining our zoom meeting featuring Elkhart County Assessor, Cathy Searcy.

November 19th 5:30 pm

text 596-6052 or e-mail Jevanega71@gmail.com and give her the e-mail you want to use for the zoom meeting. You will receive an E-mail at that address with the zoom log in information. Save the E-mail so you can just click on the site- or copy and paste. How great is that, to get all this helpful information from the comfort of your home. You can hide your video and mute the mic. until you have questions.

Cathy Searcy is a graduate of Goshen High School. She was employed by the County Auditor in 1997 and transferred to the County Assessor’s office in 1998. In that same year she achieved Level I and level II Assessor certification. She took the position as County Assessor in 2007 and achieved Level III Assessor certification in 2009.

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Election Protection Hotline 1-866-OUR-VOTE

31 Oct

The League of Women Voters of Indiana, Common Cause, ACLU and the State of Indiana want you to PLEASE CALL 1-866-OUR-VOTE AND REPORT ANY IRREGULARITY OR PROBLEMS AT YOUR POLLING PLACE.

Hopefully voting and vote counting in Elkhart county will go smoothly. The State League has formed a rapid response network for election day. So please also report any incident, problems like poling places not opening on time, polling places being changed, poll observers issues, etc. to the league. The LWVUS will be informed and law suits may be filed.

call or E-mail: Linda Hanson lhanson43@gmail.com 765-749-7845 , Barb Schilling bartim@att.net 219-789-5636, Patrice Waidner pewaidner@gmail.com 317-408-8554

Google onyourballot.vote411.org to get LWV Voter Guide for candidates

14 Oct

I have had many complaints about the LWV VOTE411 web site. I am sorry, National has to put more work into making this site user friendly. During COVID when candidates can not get out as easily, our League questions to the candidates become more important to educate the voter. Voters Guides are where candidates answers can be found on the VOTE411 web site. For general voting information Indianavoters.in.gov or the county clerks office www.elkhartcountyclerk.com will have voting places and hours. VOTE EARLY and avoid the lines. All 4 Elkhart county early voting places will include two Saturdays -Oct 24, and 31st. open till 4pm.

Put this on your calendar -I know it is late-you have probably voted by then- but this was the only date MS. Walorski would accept. Also Governor debates Oct. 20th and 27th.
Sept. 17th Police and Public Relations Meeting at St. Paul’s on Beardsley.

Police Chief Kris Seymour, Mayor Rod Roberson, Janet Evanega, F.O.P. president Jason Ray, Moderator Rev Dannell Brown. Video of the September 17th event was shared on TanzieFreedman Nielsen- Thank You Tanzie.

Please go to the League of Women Voters of Elkhart County facebook page to see the video of October 6th District C and D School Board Candidate Forum.

Here is a link for a great Premier arts event- great job ladies.

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October 6th Elkhart School Board Candidate Forum-be an informed voter

29 Sep

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September 22nd is National Voter Registration Day- Go to Indianavoters.in.gov and update your registration.

19 Sep
Day One of Registration at the Midwest Museum of Art. August 18th.
Bev Wiemeri and Janet Evanega
Day Two of Museum Registration , August 19th. Junta Havens & Bev Wiemeri

Kathy Freese, Bev Wiemeri, and Janet Evanega assisted voters in Registration and applying for absentee ballots. You can register until October 5th. Apply for absentee ballot (mail in) until Oct 22nd. But PLEASE DO NOT WAIT. GO ON www.Indianavoters.in.gov now. start by checking your voter registration, this will get you to your voter portal where you can change your registration for address or name change or apply for mail in ballot. This site will inform you (after a few days ) that they have your correct registration,and if your mail in ballot application has arrived. It will also tell you that they have your mail in ballot after you vote. (please mail it in early). DON’T FORGET , YOU CAN VOTE EARLY AS ABSENTEE BY JUST GOING TO THE LINCOLN CENTER. OCT 6- NOV 2. Information on early voting times and places in the county are on https://clerk.elkhartcounty.com/index.php

our voting rights are being challenged- RBG on voting rights

Reminder of September 17th League Meeting

15 Sep

SOCIAL DISTANCEING AND FACE MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED

video of meeting in December of 2019 when police review was released.

A New Study Prompted by Our Reporting Confirms Elkhart, Indiana, Police Department Lacks Accountabil

The  report above includes a link to the whole pdf file of the report released in 2019 if you have time, please check it out. See how our city government is  making changes by applying recommendations. Come and suggest some changes of your own.    VOTER REGISTRATION AND ABSENTEE APPLICATIONS WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE MEETINGS !!!

Informative news and movie clips you may have missed on this subject will be shown before the meeting. So come a little early and check these out

Midwest Museum of American Art Political Exhibit- Voter Registration

13 Aug

VOTER REGISTRATION IN THE LOBBY OF THE MUSEUM AUG. 18TH 10-2PM, AUG. 19TH 10-2PM, SEPT.9TH 10-2PM    PLEASE COME AND HELP ME REGISTER VOTERS AND ENJOY THE EXHIBIT (leave a note under comments and I will get it, thanks  Bev)

 

POLITICS AND RELIGION
August 7 through October 2, 2020.

The Midwest Museum of American Art is pleased to announce a new exhibition Politics & Religion. The exhibit will open on Friday, August 7 and continue through Sunday, October 2, 2020.

Artists have been speaking out about issues that touch many lives for centuries. In Modern times, artists have taken the role in society as a mirror or a sounding board to such issues as the environment, political power, social justice, and religious tolerance. For this exhibit, the Midwest Museum of American Art has selected meaningful ideas reflected in the works of artists from the past 100+ years.

Over 100 works of art are featured in the exhibit, which includes sculpture, paintings, and drawings from some of the nation’s most relevant visual creators. Contemporary works by over 30 artists from Michiana add an additional voice to the exhibit that is punctuated by posters to give a real-world perspective of issues as far back as World War II.

The exhibit will open on Friday, August 7 and continue through Sunday, October 2, 2020.

Admission to the Midwest Museum of American Art is: $10 per adult visitor, $6 ages 8-12, $8 ages 13-18, $8 college students with ID. The Midwest Museum of American Art is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. & Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Find out primary candidates Views, go to League sponsored – Vote411.org

28 Apr

Want to know how Candidates responded to The League’s Questions?

Last week I provided a link to get your at home ballot sent to you or to print one out. Now, if you need inromation on the candidates- since we can not provide debates and forums at this time-go to VOTE411.org.  This League of Women Voters sponsored site shares the information candidates furnished during interviews. They also answered questions submitted by the League. Some area newspapers published candidate information the League obtained as a voter service. Sorry, but not everyone gets the paper anymore.  Please share this valuable resorce site VOTE411.org  with others. Be an informed voter.

Vote from Home: application and submission information for absentee ballots

24 Apr

The League of Women Voters of Elkhart County wants everyone to be safe and everyone to VOTE- the absentee ballot is the way to go. Call the clerks office for any questions.

click below

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