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League of Women Voters reminds public of voting deadlines, informational websites

The primary election is a few weeks away. The League of Women Voters of Warren County reminds you that the application deadline for applying for a mail-in ballot is May 26.

June 2, at 8 p.m., is deadline to return your mail-in ballot, which is the new date for the PA primary election.

May 18 is last day to update your voter registration.

More information is online at VotesPA.com, or by calling 1-877-Votespa.

To help with decisions on who to vote for, “Vote411.org” is a national website in which state legislators give their opinions on various issues. At another the site – “Know Before you Vote” at www.fairdistrictspa.com, you can learn PA candidates view of the redistricting reform. All candidates have been invited to respond to these sites to help with voting decisions.

Fair District PA continues to ask state representatives and senators to move these bills into action for “Independent Commission” to draw fair voting district and stop gerrymandering. Citizens are asked to contact local legislators to encourage them to co-sponsor and move the bills out of state committees. HB 22 introduces a constitutional amendment to create and Independent Citizen Commission to draw state legislative districts. HB 23 is a bill to create an Independent Citizen Commission to draw federal congressional districts, including rules for public input, transparency and standards for minimizing splits in electoral district.

More information is available at FairDistrictPA.com. PCN TV network continues the series on gerrymandering through May 24 at 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and repeats on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. The last two show are “Roadblocks to Reform — May 17 and May 24, and “Join the Movement” May 24 and May31.

“Complete Count” is our 2020 census. The time-table has been extended due to COVID-19. Citizens’ responses are needed to assure that the next 10 years, our rural population gets its fair share. Examples are congressional representation, business and residential needs from federal funding for everything from infrastructure, health and human service agencies, school and hospital funding, and many more.

The League of Women Voters member Phyllis Wright – VP for communications — reminds citizens voting is a right of our democracy.

It is your privilege to vote for the candidate that best follows your beliefs of what makes our democracy fair and strong for our county, state, and country.

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