The Voter Service Action Group/Committee is best-known for its time-honored nonpartisan Forums, Voter Guides and Voter Registration Drives. Non-partisanship is the core principle guiding the League’s Voter Service mission, to provide unbiased, factual information for citizens to use in making their own informed decisions on election day. This educational initiative is always separate from advocacy.
The Voter Service Committee oversees and coordinates the League’s efforts not only to provide nonpartisan information to voters but also to promote citizen participation in elections.
These volunteers develop a plan and set goals for providing as many voters as possible with accurate, timely and useful nonpartisan information on candidates and election issues. They work together to develop strategies for promoting voter turnout on election day, with special focus on groups with historically low turnout.
Below are some of the ways the Committee makes an impact in our community.
- Identifies other community organizations, individuals, or entities with an interest in promoting an informed and active electorate.
- Invites groups to partner with the League in one or more Get Out The Vote (GOTV) activities.
- Obtains from the state League and local election officials basic registration and voting information as well as accurate dates and deadlines for the current year and disseminates this information throughout the community, especially any changes in election law affecting the public..
- Compiles and publishes the responses to local candidate questionnaires (online and printed Voter Guides).
- Prepares and publishes pro and con information on local ballot issues.
- Organizes local candidate forums, observing state and national League guidelines to assure nonpartisanship.