LWV-CA’s Voters Guide Posts Online, Print Version Available Saturday
Texans can no longer vote a straight-party ticket but the League of Women Voters’ (LWV) Voters Guide, released Monday, can help voters keep straight on candidates and logistical issues for the upcoming 2020 General Election.
Roxanna Deane, president of the LWV-Comal Area, said this year’s Voters Guide, which posted to lwvcomal.org and VOTE411.org , provides information about candidate stances, what’s on local ballots, and general information about things like polling places.
A printed version of the nonpartisan guide also will appear in the Saturday, Oct. 10 editions of the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung and Seguin Gazette.
“Since this is the first time Texas voters will not be able to select the straight-party ticket option available in the past, and some the first-time some voters may be voting by mail, the league is committed to provide each person the information they need to be an informed voter and to ensure that their vote is counted,” she said.
LWV’s guide is considered the nation’s premiere online election resource.
Jerrie Champlin, head of publicity for LWV-CA, said Comal and Guadalupe county residents who go online need only type in their address to get specific information on the candidates and issues. The guide includes candidate answers to questions posted by local leagues on the challenges facing their communities.
Voters can even print a list of ballot choices to take into the voting booth.
LWV-CA is a 501(c)3 nonpartisan political-and-educational organization that encourages the informed and active participation in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
“We envision a democracy in which every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate,” the group said on its website. “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.”