Fair Districts = Fair Elections: Yes on 1

As a staunch advocate for redistricting reform in Ohio, LWVO has endorsed the Fair Districts for Ohio redistricting reform proposal appearing as Issue 1 on the November 2015 ballot. We have been working for such reform for the last 40 years, and are pleased that the Ohio General Assembly came together to approve a bipartisan measure to improve how we draw state legislative districts.

Help us spread the "Fair Districts = Fair Elections" message in our community. Read more at the LWVO Website, where you can also find links to bookmarks, postcards, and flyers to share.

The League also supports Issue 2: to limit writing a monopoly into the state constitution, and opposes Issue 3: to legalize marijuana and create a business structure for marijuana growth and sales. Both positions are based on the League's view of what a Constitution is: namely, a clearly stated body of fundamental principles that is logically organized, internally consistent, and provides for the flexible operation of government. Issue 2 protects the constitution as a document of general principles, but Issue 3 does not. On the subject of marijuana itself, LWVO is neutral since there is no applicable League position.

A Reminder to the Public: it is the policy of the League of Women Voters not to support or oppose any political party or candidate. At this time of year, League members take part in cable television interviews and candidate forums, and work with candidates as we compile the Voters Guide. Any photos taken of League members at any forum, debate, or other event should not be taken as a League endorsement of a political campaign or candidate.


Over 32,000 voters in Montgomery and Greene Counties were recently purged from the voter rolls, a process allowed by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to clear the databases of inactive voters. If you have not voted recently, please check for your name on the list of voters purged in your county: Greene or Montgomery (the files are rather large). If your name is there, you will need to re-register by 5 October, the deadline to register for the upcoming General Election. See the Press Release for additional details.

Miami Valley VOTE!

League of Women Voters Greater Dayton Area invites you to participate in the LWV VOTE Survey. In the 2008 presidential election, around 62.2% of eligible citizens voted. Voter turnout declined to 41.8% in 2010, 58.6% in 2012, and 36.6% in 2014. The 2014 election year represented, by most estimates, the lowest voter turnout in 70 years. In view of this decline, our purpose in conducting this survey is simple: if you did not vote in the 2014 General Election, we would like to understand why.

The survey is available on SurveyMonkey, in both English and Spanish. You may complete the survey anonymously. We at the LWVGDA respect your privacy. Certain questions ask for information such as age, sex, ethnic background and income level. You don't need to answer these, but we really hope you do, since it will help us understand the survey results better. This information will not be used for any other purpose.

Please pass this survey link on to your friends, and thank you for your participation. If you have any questions, please contact the LWVGDA office at 937-228-4041 or by email at league@lwvdayton.org.