Welcome


Welcome to the website of the League of Women Voters of North East Westchester (LWVNEW). We provide voter education and information to the residents of Bedford, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, North Salem and Pound Ridge.

LWVNEW is a local chapter of a national, nonpartisan political organization. We take positions on issues but never endorse or oppose candidates or political parties. The League encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

On a local level, voter service is a huge part of our core mission. To that end, we hold spring and fall candidate forums that are free and open to the public. We hold voter registration drives several times a year. We also produce printed and online Voters Guides that provide valuable information about candidates, candidate forums and polling places.

We held two programs of interest this spring: a screening of the documentary Equal Means Equal and our State of the Schools program featuring local school superintendents. Both events were free and open to the public.

Our youth outreach efforts included voter registration drives at two area high schools and the selection of two local high school students for the Students Inside Albany (SIA) Conference. SIA is an annual program sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation which brings together 60 students from across the state for a first-hand education about New York’s government. The program is designed to increase high school students' awareness of their responsibility as future voters in representative government.

Feel free to email us at LWV.BLNS@gmail.com for more information on upcoming candidate forums, voter registration and programs. We welcome new members. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Membership Chair Kay Tyler at kaykolman@optimum.net.

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Membership is open to all citizens and non-citizens 16 and older.

Students may join at a reduced rate. For more information please email us at lwv.blns@gmail.com