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The League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri is a non-partisan political organization dedicated to active citizen participation in democracy. One of the most trusted and respected organizations in our community, the League is a force for change, shaping the important issues that keep our communities strong.

We are a grassroots organization working to make democracy work. We work to influence policy through education and advocacy.  As the League of Women Voters approach our 100th anniversary, we have adopted the slogan:  Creating a more perfect democracy.    Join us in making this happen! 

Upcoming League Events and Programs

League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri presents
A VOTERS’ FORUM for the AUGUST 7, 2018 PRIMARY ELECTION

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Cape Girardeau Public Library, 711 N. Clark, Cape Girardeau, MO

These candidates are scheduled to speak and answer your questions:

CANDIDATES IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY PRIMARIES
Missouri State Representative, District 146 - Barry Hovis, Tony Laforest
Associate Circuit Judge, Circuit 32, Division III - Brandon Cooper,  Frank E. Miller
Presiding Commissioner, Cape Girardeau County - J. W. Strack, Clint Tracy 

THESE SPEAKERS WILL DISCUSS PROPOSITION A “RIGHT TO WORK” - Donna Lichtenegger, RickMcGuire


For more information, go to www.lwvsemo.org
or Facebook - League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri
or call Janice Miller (573)651-3439 or Jill Young Rickard (573)332-8293.


2018 Ballot Measures
The following ballot measure has been certified for the August 7, 2018 primary election.

Official Ballot Title - Proposition A


Official Ballot Title:

    Do the people of the state of Missouri want to adopt Senate Bill 19 ("Right-to-Work") as passed by the general assembly in 2017, which prohibits as a condition of employment the forced membership in a labor organization (union) or forced payments of dues in full or pro-rata (fair-share); make any activity which violates employees' rights illegal and ineffective; allow legal remedies for anyone injured as a result of another person violating or threatening to violate employees' rights; and which shall not apply to union agreements entered into before the effective date of Senate Bill 19?

    State and local government entities expect no costs or savings.

 Fair Ballot Language:

    A “yes” vote will adopt Senate Bill 19 ("right-to-work"), passed by the general assembly in 2017.  If adopted, Senate Bill 19 will amend Missouri law to prohibit, as a condition of employment, forced membership in a labor organization (union) or forced payments of dues or fees, in full or pro-rata ("fair-share"), to a union. Senate Bill 19 will also make any activity which violates employees' rights provided by the bill illegal and ineffective and allow legal remedies for anyone injured as a result of another person violating or threatening to violate those employees' rights. Senate Bill 19 will not apply to union agreements entered into before the effective date of Senate Bill 19, unless those agreements are amended or renewed after the effective date of Senate Bill 19.

    A “no” vote will reject Senate Bill 19 ("right-to-work"), and will result in Senate Bill 19 not becoming Missouri law.

    If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes.

Source: Missouri Secretary of State, https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/petitions/2018BallotMeasures


Naturalization Ceremony Voter Registration

Friday, April 6 at 11 am in the Federal Courthouse, 555 Independence St., Cape Girardeau.  New US citizens will be naturalized in a ceremony led by Judge Stephen Limbaugh.  League members will register the new citizens to vote following the ceremony.

Power of Women Luncheon and Expo

Wednesday, April 18 at 10:30 am in the Show Me Center.  Come see us at the Expo.

 

Recent League Events and Programs

Town Hall Meeting with Elected City, County and State officials  was held on Thursday January 18, from 7-8:30 pm at the Kimbeland Country Club, 2175 E. Jackson Blvd.   This event was cosponsored by LVW and the Cape Girardeau and Jackson Chambers of Commerce.  The following elected officials or their representative spoke to the crowd of  about 40 citizens: Donna Lichtenegger, State Representative, District 146 , Harry Rediger, Mayor, City of Cape Girardeau, Kathryn Swan, State Representative, District 147, Clint Tracy, Presiding Commissioner, County of Cape Girardeau, James Roach, Jackson City Administrator representing Mayor Hahs of Jackson. Due to business in Jefferson City,Wayne Wallingford, State Senator, District 27, was unable to attend.

 The officials gave a 5 minute summary of accomplishments and issues and then met individually with interested citizens.

Thanks to all of the officials and citizens for participating and making this gathering a success.

 

  National Voter Registration Day

 

The League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri in partnership with the Cape Girardeau County Clerk's office participated in National Voter Registration Day, on September 26.  The day is sponsored by a non-profit group to encourage citizens across the country to register to vote.

We held voter registration events at the Riverside Regional Library, 1997 E. Jackson Blvd., in Jackson and at the Cape Girardeau Public Library , 711 N. Clark St., from 12 noon until 7 pm. 

 

Get to Know the League

The League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri held a social to inform interested persons about the history and work of the League at the Carriage House of the historic Glenn House , 325 S. Spanish Street in Cape Girardeau.  Jan Miller gave an excellent and entertaining talk about women's suffrage and the history of the League. We had a lively time and welcomed several interested people and at least one new member!  Thanks to all ...

 

Voting 101 including the new Voter ID law

Ms Kara Summers, Cape Girardeau County Clerk, spoke about the new MO Voter ID law.

The new law takes effect on June 1, 2017.  Voter registration does not change.  To vote government issued photo ID is preferred, but you can vote with current ID including Voter registration card if you sign an affadavit at the polls.  See the details at the Show it 2 Vote MO Secretary of State site.   

Voter Registration at the Naturalization Ceremony

Eighteen new USA citizens were naturalized in a ceremony at the Federal Courthouse, 555 Independence St., Cape Girardeau, on May 1, 2017 at 11 am.  The LWVSEMO helped the new citizens register to vote.

   

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Voter Information 

Municipal Elections on April 3, 2018.    Click here to find the Cape Girardeau County Sample Ballot Sample_Ballot_April_2018SFDuKF.pdf                                                

How do I register to vote in Cape Girardeau County?                                

How do I register to vote in other SEMO counties?  Go to the lower right corner to select your county and find the location and phone number of the county registration service.                                 

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