Dear Fellow New Yorker:
Are you thinking about not voting on Election Day? Please reconsider. And Vote.
The League of Women Voters began with a challenging mission to give women the right to vote. We succeeded, ninety years ago. The League’s hard fought effort resulted in the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on August 26, 1920. Since that watershed event, the League, with its 850 chapters and more than 150,000 members, nationwide, has persevered in its efforts to improve our system of government and influence public policies through citizen education and advocacy.
During the voter registration drive this year, our local League volunteers listened to expressions of frustration from area residents ranging from apathy to complaints of disenfranchisement. The privilege of our democracy brings with it the right and responsibility to cast your vote for individuals you believe will best represent your interests locally, in Albany and in Washington.
At its very core, America’s democratic form of government can not function or improve without you, the voter. The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Please make the time to vote on Tuesday, November 2. Polls will remain open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For general questions regarding the election, call the Westchester County Board of Elections (914-995-5285). For an absentee ballot application and filing deadlines, go to www.elections.state.ny.us For information on candidates, go to www.smartvoter.org.
Let your voice be heard Every Vote Counts.
Elisabeth N. Radow, President
On Behalf of the League of Women Voters of Larchmont-Mamaroneck