Election 2015 Learn More
- Chatham, Durham, and Orange Counties will have local elections on November 3, 2015.
For complete LWV coverage of candidates, forums, and a voting calendar, see our full information page here.
LWV Candidate Forums
Pittsboro Mayor and Town Council
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:00 -- 8:00pm
Agriculture Building Auditorium, 65 East Chatham Street, Pittsboro, NC
Durham Mayor and City Council
October 20, 2015, 6:00 -- 8:00pm
NCCU Campus: H. M. Michaux Building, 700 Cecil Street, Durham 27707
Chapel Hill/ Carrboro School Board
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:30 -- 8:00pm
Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC
Chapel Hill Mayor and Town Council Candidate Forum
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:30 -- 10:00pm
Candidate Responses to LWV Questionnaires
LWV-ODC distributed questionnaires to all Chatham County Candidates. The candidate's responses will be posted here as they become available. See more coverage here.
David Schwartz,Candidate for Chapel Hill Town Council
Candidate for Hillsborough Town Commissioner
Action Team Issues Learn More
- Though the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties educates votes on many issues, our current major areas of focus include:
voter services and voter protection; public education; healthcare & Medicaid expansion; violence against women; gun violence prevention.
Voter Services/Voter Protection
Program Leads: Ruth Ann Groh and Niki Jordan
Health Care & Medicaid Expansion
Program Lead: Janet Hoy
Violence Against Women
Program Lead: Krishna Mondal
Gun Violence Prevention
Program Lead: Kate Douglas Torrey
If you are interested in learning more about our work or volunteering to help with any of these issues, please contact the individuals indicated. It's your chance to get involved and make a difference!
Any citizen over 18, male or female, may become a voting and active member of the League.
LWV CHALLENGING VOTER RESTRICTIONS IN COURT
The fight for voting rights has been urgent in North Carolina, where the League of Women Voters of North Carolina and co-plaintiffs headed to trial in their landmark federal challenge of the state's 2013 anti-voter bill. The law, one of the nation's strictest,
cut common-sense early voting opportunities and stripped Election-Day registration and out-of-precinct voting--all with the result of leaving disproportionate numbers of minority voters on the sidelines come Election Day. While thousands took to the streets
in a massive protest against the law, lawyers for the League and other groups, together with the U.S. Department of Justice, argued in court that the law is discriminatory and that it posed barriers for untold numbers of voters in 2014.
The North Carolina League is actively participating in federal trials to restore poll access across the state. For the most recent news, follow the LWV Blog.
REDISTRICTING VICTORY FOR THE CITIZENS OF NORTH CAROLINA
The League of Women Voters of NC has won a victory for the citizens of North Carolina! The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the 2011 redistricting plan that packed NC legislative and US Congressional districts based on race must be reconsidered by the NC Supreme Court in light of the recent ruling in the Alabama redistricting case.
The League has a long-standing position in support of districts that are compact, convenient, and contiguous; that reflect a community of interest; and that comply with the National Voting Rights Acts. Furthermore, the responsibility for redistricting should reside with an independent agency that is not beholden to a political party. In addition, the League supports an open, transparent redistricting process that allows for citizen input.
Read the latest coverage here.
NC VOTING RIGHTS IN PERIL!
Voting is a Right
The League continues to fight against the destructive effects of voter suppression while also urging full compliance with and protection of important federal laws like the National Voter Registration Act and the Voting Rights Act.
What You Can Do:
Register to vote and VOTE!!!!
Voting is your chance to elect those who will make decisions about our economy, education, environment, and health care. Read more