Welcome! Your vote matters!



Important News!
New Late Nov. Edition of The Voter. See below.
The New Voters Guide is available. Click Here

Click the link below or copy and paste it into your browser for the new Video "Vote It Counts!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8KJhfjQY8g

Become An Informed Voter - Meet Your Candidates

The League of Women Voters-Hill Country along with American Association of University Women, Hill Country Branch, will hold a forum for candidates in the upcoming elections.  Candidates for the following offices were invited to participate: U.S. Representative District 21, Texas Senate District 24, Texas House District 53, State Board of Education Region 5, and Fourth Court of Appeals, Place 6.

Here is a link to the video of the event: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnaumbcsXks

Candidates who agreed to participate in the forum include Tom Wakely and Mark Loewe for U.S. House District 21, Irene Rios and Jason Pulliam for Texas 4th Court of Appeals Place 6, Dr. Rebecca Bell-Metereau and Ricardo Perkins for Texas State Board of Education District 5, Jennie Lou Leeder for Texas Senate District 24, and Stephanie Ertel and Andrew Murr for Texas House District 53.  Brian Holk candidate for Texas House District 53 and Dr. Dawn Buckingham candidate for Texas Senate District 24 declined due to scheduling conflicts.  Invitees who did not respond to invitations were Ken Mercer for Texas State Board of Education, Lamar Smith and Antonio Diaz for U.S. House District 21.

Reminder: The last day to register to vote in the November 8th General Election will be October 11th Citizens can register to vote at their county courthouse or they can register online at: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/reqvr.shtml

“VOTE IT COUNTS!” is a presentation which discusses voter turnout in your county compared to Texas and the nation, the impact of low voter turnout, and why an individual's vote counts. LWV Hill Country is prepared to share this presentation at staff meetings, club meetings, or to any group that wants to encourage voter participation.  Please respond to this email if you would like to have a League member to provide this informative and motivational presentation on voting.  The presentation is approximately 30 minutes.

NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY IS SEPTEMBER 27.  The League will have various sites in the community to register voters on that date and prior to October 11, the last date to register in order to vote in the November 8 General Election.

Your Vote Matters!

Our LWV-Hill Country was awarded a grant for Get Out the Vote Efforts (GOTV) 

We will have brochures available with great information on how to vote, websites to review, etc.  The brochures are both in English and Spanish.  Please email us if you would like some brochures.

Click below to download:


For information about the debates or to contact the League of Women Voters Hill Country President click below:

*For future forums you can submit questions via email.  When submitting questions for forums, your questions should be about the issues you think are important. All questions should be free from bias as they will be asked of each candidate. We reserve the right to disqualify inappropriate questions.

The League looks forward to hosting these forums for the citizens of Fredericksburg, Ingram and Kerrville.






The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages citizens to be informed and active in government.  Being nonpartisan means that the League does not support any political party or candidate.  In a League forum there must be at least two candidates for the same office who agree to participate in the forum. Then the League can host a forum for that contested race.

MY INVITATION TO YOU: Join your local League of Women Voters ~ Hill Country!

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of public policy issues, and influences policy through education and advocacy. See the membership information to your left. Membership questions?
Ask us:
presidentLWVHC@gmail.com

Janice Zitelman

Your League of Women Voters - Hill Country has a solid reputation in our community for our candidate and issue forums, voter registration, and public programs on major issues.  In 2016 we will carry on our efforts in each of these areas.  See the 'Events Calendar' and the 'The Voter Newsletter' in the left margin for the latest League of Women Voters' current happenings.  Meetings are listed on our Events Calendar and on our Facebook page.

Visit our Social Media Sites
Facebook: Click here
Twitter: @lwvkerrville
eLearning Portal: lwvtxedu.org

For more information about education issues visit: http://lwveducation.com

Do take a moment to go to the state website, www.lwvtexas.org; and the national website, www.lwv.org, and see all that your League is doing.

Please look for us on Facebook to updated on LWV news & happenings.  On Facebook, search for League of Women Voters – Kerrville Area & click “like”.  Thanks!


    Janice Zitelman, LWV-HC President 
    League of Women Voters - Hill Country  
    PO Box 290303  Kerrville, Texas  78029-0303

Instructions for Using Vote 411

The League of Women Voters online VOTERS GUIDE is www.VOTE411.org. The League of Women Voters – Hill Country has offered this opportunity to all local candidates in the Nov. Election.  Some have replied and their information is now on www.VOTE411.org.  Go to LWVHillCountryTexas.org for more in information about www.VOTE411.org.

Step-by-step Instructions

Go to the website: www.vote411.org

  1. Enter your address
  2. Then Click on the green box "Get personalized information on candidates and issues".
  3. Click "Show My Races” - green box near your address.
  4. Choose a party and click "Go to My Races”. (You can go back later and change party designation to view the other party.)
  5. Choose language and click "Go to My Races". (This is not published in Spanish, at this time.)
  6. The next thing that will come up is Vote 411 Voter Guide, see a white box "View My Races".  Click on that box to show all races.
  7. Scroll to the bottom to see the County Races among the races that will be on your ballot.
  8. Then click on the race that you wish to review.

For more instructions and access to races outside your area, use these step by step instructions in a PDF format. Click Here: How To Vote 411


WHAT WE BELIEVE 

The League of Women Voters believes:
  • in representative government and in the individual liberties established in the Constitution of the United States
  • that democratic government depends upon the informed and active participation of its citizens and requires that governmental bodies protect the citizen's right to know by giving adequate notice of proposed actions, holding open meetings, and making public records accessible.
  • that every citizen should be protected in the right to vote; that every person should have access to free public education that provides equal opportunity for all; and that no person or group should suffer legal, economic, or administrative discrimination.
  • that efficient and economical government requires competent personnel, the clear assignment of responsibility, adequate financing, and coordination among the different agencies and levels of government.   
  • that responsible government should be responsive to the will of the people; that government should maintain an equitable and flexible system of taxation, promote the conservation and development of natural resources in the public interest, share in the solution of economic and social problems that affect the general welfare, promote a sound economy, and adopt domestic policies that facilitate the solution of international problems.
  • that cooperation with other nations is essential in the search for solutions to world problems, and that the development of international organization and international law is imperative in the promotion of world peace.

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