Making Democracy Work

Member Information

May 2, 2018 Annual Meeting Report

2018 Annual Meeting Presentation

2018 Annual Meeting Brochure

Approved Agenda Items:

2018 - 2019 Program
The LWVODC Board recommends that the 2018-2019 Program concentrate on the following local activities, which are consistent with the LWVUS Campaign for Making Democracy Work®: Voting Rights, Improving Elections, and Redistricting.

Our Voter Services Action Team will continue working to expand voting rights, to ensure that existing pro-voter laws are being followed, and to challenge all efforts that limit voters' ability to exercise this basic right. Voter Services will also work to improve the voting experience, expand early voting, and improve polling place management in Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties.

The Fair Elections Action Team (FEAT) will continue its work to educate voters about the impact of redistricting on fundamental voting rights and inform them about the status of LWVNC's various legal actions challenging racial and partisan gerrymandering at the state and federal levels.

The LWVODC Board further recommends that existing Action Teams continue their work for 2018-2019.

2018 - 2019 Elected Officers
President: Krishna Mondal, Orange County
Vice President: Patricia McDaniels, Chatham County
Secretary: Tara Fikes, Durham County
Treasurer: Cynthia LaMaster, Durham County
Nominating Committee Chair: Pamela Oxendine, Durham County

Elected Board Members to serve 2018-2020
Joal Broun, Orange County
Kathleen Wright, Durham County

Current Elected Board Members serving the second year of 2017-2019:
Amy Jeroloman, Orange County
Jennifer Rubin, Durham County

Nominating Committee
2018-2019 Nominating Committee Chair: Pam Oxendine

Bylaws, Non Partisanship Policy, Membership Directory, and Member Interest Survey

  • Bylaws
  • Non Partisan Policy
  • The League maintains a Membership Directory. If you need to locate a League member or would like a copy of the Membership Directory, email: MembershipDirectory@lwvodc.org. You must be a League member to make a request for membership contact information.
  • LWVODC Membership Interest Survey This document was last updated October 23, 2017.
    The Membership Interest Survey is an Excel spreadsheet that identifies the interests of LWVODC members in various League activities and programs. Select the various tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet to choose the program area of interest. This document is password protected. If you forget the password, e-mail: MemberInterests@lwvodc.org and request the password. The LWVODC Membership Interest Survey is for LWVODC Members use ONLY.

League Material and Resources

Administrative

Materials

LWVODC sound system and microphone, LWV banner. Contact Brenda.hyde2@gmail.com if you need a sound system for your League meeting

Media
1. Publicity/Media Process and Contacts, updated April 2018; docx file
2. Sample Press Release, updated Sept. 2012

2018 Membership Handbook
1. 2018 Membership Handbook (pdf file)
2. 2018 Membership Handbook (rtf file)

Resources
1. A Brief Guide to NC Courts
2. LWV Join NowJoin the League Now! The logo can only be used on official LWV documentations.
3. LWVODC 101: Power Point presentation to new members.
4. LWV Logo League of Women Voters
5. League of Women Voters Education Fund Clearinghouse contains studies and research conducted by League members. Visitors may download and print the documents. League members may submit documents for this site

Voter Service Information
1. LWVUS Voter Information - Face to Face: A Guide to Candidate Debates answers all the questions about debate sponsorship in detail.

2. LWVODC Candidates Forum Agreement: Rules and Format, updated Sept. 2013

3. Candidates Forum Sample Materials:
- Invitation letter to candidate - Follow up letter to candidate- Forum flyer

4. Orange County 2017 candidates questions for Vote 411 and 2017 contests in Orange County PDF document Word document

5. Sample Candidate Letters and Candidate Questions from 2009 Chapel Hill Voters' Guide

6. Guidelines for Registering Voters slideshow. Note: The slide referencing voter requirements is no longer correct due to the US Supreme Court's support for the Fourth Circuit Ruling. See information about Statement regarding Fourth Circuit Ruling

Ongoing Voter Service Volunteer Opportunities

REGISTER VOTERS AT NATURALIZATION CEREMONIES Want to attend the inspiring naturalization ceremony and help new citizens register to vote? Volunteers needed on Fridays!

The League of Women Voters of Wake County has asked ODC Leaguers to assist them in voter registration of new citizens at the naturalization ceremony held every Friday at 10 am and a second one at 2 pm. The USCIS facility is on the edge of the Wake-Durham County lines off of Miami Blvd. at 301 Roycroft Drive, Durham, NC 27703. Packages with voter registration forms are provided by USCIS. Volunteers assist new citizens in completing the forms and collecting them. Betty Ellerbee from LWV-Wake will have a Wake Leaguer assist in the afternoon session to collect the forms and return them to the NC Board of Elections in Raleigh within the period as required by law. Please respond by email to Brenda Rogers at Brenda.hyde2@gmail.com or by telephone at 919-968-0833.

Information about the USCIS Office

LWVODC Board Meeting Minutes