Utica-Rome Metropolitan Area

Utica-Rome Metropolitan Area

The League of Women Voters of the United States encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.

The League of Women Voters of Utica-Rome Metro Area serves the people of Utica, Rome, Herkimer and the surrounding areas of Upstate NY.

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3 ways to vote in NYS 

Over the last two months the League has advocated for the expansion of absentee voting options for the November election. We are thrilled that our efforts were successful and now all New Yorkers have three ways to vote in the general election.

1.  Vote by Absentee Ballot:

  • Apply to vote by absentee ballot checking "temporary illness" on the application;
  • Apply to vote by absentee by mail, phone, or online: https://absenteeballot.elections.ny.gov/;
  • Apply to vote by absentee ballot (by phone, online or mail) by October 27;
  • Mail or return your absentee ballot by November 3 (absentee ballot will be mailed to you in late September or early October).

2.  Vote Early:

  • Voters can vote early between Oct. 24 and Nov. 1;
  • Poll site locations and hours vary throughout the state;
  • Voters (except in NYC) can go to any early voting poll site in their county to vote early;
  • Find your early voting poll sites and poll site hours here: https://my.lwv.org/new-york-state/voting-2020-faqs

 3.  Vote on Election Day November 3

 In New York State, voters are allowed to submit an absentee ballot and then decide to vote in person instead during early voting or on November 3 and their absentee ballot will be thrown out. Absentee ballots signatures are compared to poll book signatures from early voting and Election Day. Voters who are determined to have voted in person will have their absentee ballot disqualified.      

Find the races and candidates on your specific ballot at www.vote411.org
VOTE411 is also available in Spanish






Action Alerts

#PROTECT2020 is a national call to action initiated by CISA, the lead federal agency responsible for national election security, to enhance the integrity and resilience of the Nation’s election infrastructure, and ensure the confidentiality,

Action Alerts

Just one week ago, the nation lost a key member of our judicial branch of government with the passing of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who also served as the Supreme Court’s conscience on issues of civil and voting rights.

Event Date: 
Oct 9 2020 - 12:30pm
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Zoom presentation

Utica is less than 100 miles from the birthplace and epicenter of our nation's women's rights movement in Seneca Falls.  Did this promixmity impact Utica and other communities in the Mohawk Valley?

Action Alerts

Leaderosity.org, has made the DEI training course available to ALL LEAGUE MEMBERS at no charge until August 11th! Thus, we invite you to get a head start on your own knowledge base as you lead your league to function through the application of a DEI lens. Sign up at this direct link to participate and spread the word to interested members in your chapter: https://www.courses.leaderosity.org/courses/the-equity-journey.

LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on any basis.