Voter Services Committee and Fair Districts PA

Fair Districts PA is a nonpartisan, statewide coalition of organizations and individuals working to create a process for redistricting that is transparent, impartial, and fair. Visit the site for more information about Fair Districts, gerrymandering and the impact of partisan politics on our districts.

Voting Services

Voter Registration:

Members of the League of Women Voters of Indiana County collaborate with community partners as well as lead voter registration events. Examples of voter registration events held in the past few years are listed below.

  1. Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Community Involvement Fair
  2. Northern Appalachian Folk Festival
  3. Indiana County Farmers Market
  4. Indiana Free Library and local coffee cafes in coordination with National Voter Registration Day
  5. United States Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony hosted by IUP.

Voting and Elections:

Pennsylvania Website:

This official Pennsylvania government website contains information about all aspects of voting in Pennsylvania including the following: 1. Registering to vote; 2. Checking your voter registration status; and 3. Tracking your absentee and mail-in ballots.

League of Women Voters Education Fund:

This League of Women Voters of the United States website includes information about voting and elections including the following: 1. Checking your voter registration; 2. Identifying what is on your ballot; 3. Locating your polling place; and 4. Notifications of debates in your area.

Find Your Legislator:

The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania provides an easy way for you to locate the contact information for your state and federal elected officials.

Legislative Interviews

Members of the League of Women Voters of Indiana County (LWVIC) lead interviews with Indiana County legislators during the months of January and February. The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania (LWVPA) provides a series of questions focusing on the priority issues for the current legislative session. Prior to the scheduled meetings, interview questions are provided to our legislators.

The interviews are an important part of the League’s work. The LWVIC shares what we learn through the interviews with the LWVPA. These Legislative interviews afford us the opportunity to educate our legislators about issues, identify legislation we intend to support or oppose, and they assist us in building and maintaining relationships with our local legislators.

Candidates Night

 Members of the League of Women Voters of Indiana County (LWVIC) host a forum titled “Candidates Night” to provide community members with the opportunity to learn more about candidates. This nonpartisan event allows candidates for office to respond to questions posed by audience members. A screening team of League members accepts written questions from audience members. The event is open to the public and is broadcast over radio station 1160 WCCS. Stayed tuned for 2021 events. 

Priorities for 2020-2021:

The program priorities for 2020-2021 are the following:

  1. Partnering with nonpartisan community groups to improve voter awareness
  2. Researching and directing advocacy of the voting process
  3. Supporting civics education initiatives.

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Indiana County Information

Information about Indiana County can be found at www.indianacountypa.gov including a directory of county government departments, services, contact information for offices and county officials and information on voter registration, elections and voting machines.

Electoral College Presentation

The presentation by members of The Constitution Center on the Electoral College on January 26th was recorded and is now available online. To watch, click here.

Interactive Constitution

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Educational Resources

Citizen Education Subcommittee

The Citizen Education Subcommittee was formed in January 2021 and is working to increase public awareness of voting, civics and government with the aim of empowering citizens to participate in the democratic process.

 

The subcommittee members have discussed how to improve and expand our current programs (e.g., voter registration, legislative interviews, candidate’s forums) as well as developing new programs (e.g., age-appropriate educational materials for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 5, voter registration events for high school seniors, community speaker series).

 

Committee members are divided into teams focusing on the following four audiences: 1. Elementary school students; 2. Secondary school students;  3. Community members; and 4. Elected officials. If you would like to join a team, please contact the team leader by email (Elementary: Misty Nocco – mistynocco@yahoo.com, Secondary: Anne Simmons – annesimmons447@gmail.com, Community/Elected Officials: Joyce Rizzo – rizzojoyce6@gmail.com).

 

League of Women Voters Mission

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.