All voters may choose to cast a ballot by mail in the upcoming June 2, 2020 Primary Election. Print application from here

14 May

FIND CANDIDATE INFORMATION AT VOTE411 & LWVEC OR ADP FACEBOOK

June 2nd voting places are going to be decreased, recommend voting from home, or voting early in person– all information is here

 YES! EVERYONE CAN VOTE BY MAIL NOW. There is so much dis-information out there. THINK ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO DO NOT WANT YOU TO VOTE, WHO HAVE BEEN PUTTING UP OBSTACLES TO VOTERS FOR YEARS. These are rumors: that mail in votes will not be counted, that they won’t be opened if sealed by licking (true, they do prefer you use another way) ,that it is not valid and is a cause of voter fraud. So exercise your right and VOTE in the comfort of your home.

According to NBC, President Trump applied for a vote by mail application while in Florida.  Military personnel, home bound, and people who travel or have two homes have all voted by mail for years. The League of Women Voters, Brennan Center for Justice, AARP, NAACP, and NCSL (national conference of State Legislators) promote vote by mail and have found that more people vote when offered this choice.  They also found that an increase in votes should not favor one party over the other.

Click here for printable ballot application. Note, you don’t have to have a reason you are voting from home. If you have an older application, just leave the reason part blank.

Indiana Absentee Ballot Application

Fill it in and E-mail to:   Elkhartcoabsentee@elkhartcounty.com  or  fax 574 535 6471

Mail to: ATTN: Christopher, Elkhart County Election Board, 101 N. Main St. Rm 204, Goshen, IN. 46526

APPLICATION FOR MAIL IN BALLOT MUST BE IN BY MAY21ST  11:59 pm

Please share this information- even print friends the application form. For voters without computer access, phone Clerks office:  574 535 6469 for applications.

Absentee Voting in Person Information  

Absentee voting in person for the 2020 Primary Election will begin,May 26th.

Absentee voting in person for the 2020 Primary Election will end at 12:00 noon, Monday,  June 1, 2020.

Voters will need to show a photo ID that meets ALL of the following criteria:

1.Displays the voter’s photo,
2.Displays the voter’s name,
3.Displays an expiration date, and must either be current, or have expired after November 6, 2018, AND
4.Must be issued by the State of Indiana, or the Federal Government*

*In most cases, an Indiana driver’s license, Indiana photo ID card, Military ID or US Passport is sufficient. A student ID from an Indiana State school may only be used if it meets all of the 4 criteria specified above. A student ID from a private         institution may not be used for voting purposes.
NOTE: An ID issued by the US Department of Defense, a branch of the uniformed services, the Merchant Marine, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (or Veterans Administration), or the Indiana National Guard is not required to have an expiration date, or may state that the document has an “Indefinite” expiration date.

Locations – FOR EACH LOCATION, NOTE SCHEDULE BELOW

Goshen – First Presbyterian Church, 215 E. Lincoln Ave., Goshen
Elkhart – Lincoln Center, 608 Oakland Ave., Elkhart

Middlebury – Middlebury Brethren Church, 507 Bristol Ave., Middlebury
Nappanee – First Brethren Church, 1600 N. Main St., Nappanee

 Schedule – Please follow our Facebook page for any schedule changes and daily reminders. 

Tuesday May 26th thru Friday May 29th; 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Goshen, Elkhart, Middlebury, Nappanee)
Saturday May 30th; 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Goshen, Elkhart, Middlebury, Nappanee)
Monday June 1st; 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM(noon) (Goshen, Elkhart)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

47090 fill-in

Elkhart League Primary forums and Debate events for April Cancelled

20 Mar

 

April 15th-Contested State Representatives from Districts 22 & 49, Goshen Library —CANCELLED

April 20th- District 2 Congressionl debate between Ellen Marks and Pat Hackett-Cosponsored by ADP of IUSB and The Community Foundation- Lerner Crystal Ballroom- CANCELLED

April 22nd- Contested candidates for superior Judge, County Commissioner, and County Councilman at Large-cosponsored by American Democracy Project of IUSB at the ELkhart Campus–CANCELLED

GET TO KNOW THE CANDIDATES: Candidate information will be on VOTE411.org another source is Indianavoters.in.gov .

CLICK BELOW FOR MAIL IN BALLOT APPICATION ( Vote by mail, You do not have to go out if that is impossible or risky for you due to Coronavirus)

application

Print it out- (clerks office said no electronic signature) mail to :

Elkhart co. Election Board -101 N. Main st. Rm. 201 – Goshen, IN. 46526

Applications for mail in absentee ballots can also be obtained now thru elkhartcountyclerk.com . If you know someone who does not have access to a printer: phone 574 535 6469 or 574 534 5671 or E-mail- elkhartcoabsentee@elkhartcounty.com and an application will be mailed to them.

LWV March 19th Meeting cancelled

15 Mar

The Beacon Children’s Hospital Meeting at the Aquatic center has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. We want our members to practice safe social distancing.

Information on these Primary debates and forums will be E-mailed Streaming on our facebook page is being considered.

The April 15th State Representative District 22 and 49 Forum at the Goshen Library 6pm-7:30 pm

The April 2oth Debate with District 2 Congressional Condidates Hackett and Marks at the Crystal Ballroom 6:30-8:30pm

The April 22nd Meet and Greet for Contested Candidates running for Superior Court Judge, County Commissioner and County Council at Large IUSB Elkhart Campus 2nd floor 6:30-8:30pm

Martin Luther King Day event and Photo’s from League Day at the Statehouse

17 Jan

League of Women Voters of Elkhart County Board member Rev. Willie Jean Mayes will be on the panel

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Repairing the Harm: A Community Conversation on the Systemic Exclusion of
African Americans in Elkhart

Monday, January 20 | 2 – 4 p.m.

3003 Benham Avenue- Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary Elkhart. Free and open to the public.

Join us on Monday, January 20, as the  <https://www.ambs.edu/about/icur>
Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism (ICUR) team honors Dr. King’s
legacy with a panel discussion and community conversation featuring local
Elkhart voices, including Rev. Jean Mayes and Jean Robinson, and special
guest Benjamin J. Tapper, host of the Invisible Truths podcast. The event is
free and open to the public.

The goals of the program are to:

*    Name local incidences of harm against the African American community
and the ongoing impact
*    Highlight ways these harms have and have not been systematically
addressed
*    Encourage work for change and redress for the benefit of the whole
community

Press release Click to read about League day at the Statehouse. January 16th 1920 was the day the Indiana Legislature ratifyed the 19th amendment. Below Photos from Atrium meeting where Janet Holcomb and Suzanne Crouch (Lt. Gov) gave the welcome speech.Shots from Governor’s office and senate seat of Linda Rogers.  Beverly Wiemeri and Zanzer Anderson attended.

MERRY CHRISTMAS! The League still has a few Suffragette Calendars

20 Dec

ONLY A FEW LEFT- THEY MAKE WONDERFUL  CHRISTMAS GIFTS

 Fund raising Calendar Sales by the League

These are on sale on Amazon for $20- But if you buy them from us, the profits will all go to the Elkhart County League. League members can get them for $15 each. If non members order more than one, you can get the League price. We want as many of these out to the public as possible for educational purposes. These are not just calendars, each month has a lesson on the early fights for voting rights. I have ordered several to give to teachers since there is not a lot of material out there for the young to learn about the women’s right to vote struggles. Here are some photos of the calendar.

Contact  Bwiemeri@gmail.com  574 206 0732 or 574 596 9810-  What a great gift for the young women in your family.

Photos from November 21st League Meeting

1 Dec

The November meeting on Homelessness was well attended and we had excellent media coverage for this important community issue. Click here for a link to the Truth article

Photos from the meeting will be at the end of the blog.

I am sorry to report the death of a long time League member, Mary Lou Thomas

Mary Lou Warner Thomas

Nov. 29, 1929-Nov. 18, 2019

Memorial Services will be held December 7th at Trinity on Jackson United Methodist Church

2715 E. Jackson Elkhart           10 am visitation      11am service

memorial contributions may be sent to: Habitat for humanity Elkhart County, Church community services of Elkhart or Trinity on Jackson United Methodist Church        click here for obituary

www.hhhfunerals.com/obituaries/Mary-Thomas-103

Homelessness in Elkhart County meeting phhotos

 

Reminder- Homelessness in Elkhart County, Thursday Nov. 21st 5:30- 7pm IVY TECH

20 Nov

Bring some items for the shelters and learn what the community is doing for the homeless in ELkhart County

Thursday night Nov. 21st  5:30-7:00pm

Ivy Tech Community Center 22531 CR 18

SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED

  Presented by: Chris Ulery, Director of Saving Grace and member of Elkhart City Homeless Coalition

Kevin Farmwald, Team Leader of the Project for Assisting in the Transition for Homelessness and

Chairperson for the Elkhart City Homeless Coaliton and Goshen City Homeless Coalition

Reservation appreciated: Carol Wiegner 262 3226 or respond thru comments here on LWVEC.org

PUBLIC WELCOME TO ATTEND NO CHARGE-But Would help if you could bring- personal care items-gloves-socks-(both sexes) blankets and outdoor clothing

Fund raising Calendar Sales by the League

These are on sale on Amazon for $20- Buy them from us and profits will help the Elkhart County League. League members can get them for $15 each. If non members order more than one, you can get the League price. We want as many of these out to the public as possible for educational purposes. These are not just calendars, each month has a lesson on voting rights for women and blacks. I have ordered several to give to teachers since there is not a lot of material out there for the young to learn about the women’s right to vote struggles. Here are some photos of the calendar.

Contact  Bwiemeri@gmail.com   574 206 0732 to order . Makes a great gift for the young women in your family.

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League of Women Voters of Elkhart County November 21st meeting-bring an item for the shelter

13 Nov

via League of Women Voters of Elkhart County November 21st meeting

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