Summary of LWVJC Activities for 2015-2016
VOTE411.org Comes to Iowa
VOTE411.org goes live for Johnson County in September
The League of Women Voters of Johnson County is working to align with state and national League organizations with the launch of a new website aimed at increasing voter participation by helping voters learn about candidates and voting.
The new site, VOTE411.org, will go live for Johnson County, in September and will be available throughout the United States in ample time for the National Presidential Election, Tuesday, Nov. 8. The site provides voters personalized information about local, state and national candidates. Watch for additional news releases and radio spots which will run in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day, September 27th.
Local League members invited Johnson County local and state candidates to attend a VOTE411 Q&A- training session on Monday, Aug. 15th. Five candidates attended; Amy Nielsen, Royce Phillips, Rod Sullivan, Lisa Green-Douglass & Kurt Friese. Candidates learned how to add a profile and respond to questions about their candidacy and campaign. Invitations were released to all 15 candidates August 15th inviting them to participate in VOTE411.org.. Two candidates have submitted their information and the committee will be working with the candidates to get further participation.
In addition, visitors can check their voter registration status, including verifying address, find polling locations and hours, and whether or not they will need to show an identification to vote. New voters can also register to vote by providing and verifying citizenship status.
To learn more about the upcoming elections voters are encouraged to visit VOTE411.org. Individuals who do not have access to a computer are urged to visit the Iowa City Public Library to use the new website.
LWVJC VOTE411 committee members include Cathy Eisenhofer, chair, Polly Horton, Patty McCarthy, Nancy Porter, Dhuha Tawil and Paula Vaughn.
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