Local News and Event Announcements

Annual Meeting 
March 20, 2021

 

We will hold our annual meeting virtually on Saturday, March 20th at 9:30AM. Look for your invitation in the mail by the end of February!

Call to Action 

Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Resolution 

 

The ERA ensures equal legal rights for all, regardless of sex. The ND Senate has introduced SCR (Senate Concurrent Resolution) 4010, which states that the ratification of the 1972 ERA by the 44th ND Legislative Assembly was only valid through March 22nd, 1979. The League of Women Voters has pushed for the ratification of the ERA since it first passed Congress in 1972. We ask members in North Dakota to contact their State Senators and urge them to vote no on SCR 4010. Find out more about the ERA here.

 

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2020

 

Candidate Forums
September 22 and 23, 2020

The League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley (LWVRRV) hosted candidate forums on September 22nd and September 23rd. 

Click the links to watch the videos:

 

The candidates met in person to answer questions submitted in advance. These forums were live streamed on the City of Fargo website and are also available on the LWVRRV Facebook page. 

To stay updated on local elections and to learn more about the League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley, visit our Facebook page

September 11, 2020
First Friday Public Meeting

Date: September 11, 2020
Time: 12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm
Location: Sons of Norway Lodge, 722 2nd Avenue N, Fargo
Topic: 2020 Elections in Cass County, ND and Clay County, MN

 

Election officials from both Cass County, ND and Clay County, MN will be on hand to discuss polling information, registering to vote, early voting, absentee/voting by mail, election workers positions, and other important information for this year's election. 

This meeting will also be broadcast live on LWVRRV Facebook page. 
Lunch is available for purchase at the Sons of Norway. 
Please wear a mask. 

This LWV event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Mary C. Tintes at (701) 238-0714. 

LWVUS Responds to Police Killing of George Floyd

League of Women Voters - lwv.org Demand Action from Congress to Protect the 2020 Election Call Your Senator Today.

Vote by Mail for the June 9 Election 

Executive order that waives requirement for at least one physical voting location in every county. Mail-in ballots only will be acceptable. 
ND State to mail out absentee voter applications to all voters; voters should complete the form and return it in the postage-paid envelope to the Secretary of State's Office. 

Election Information

Primarys

The North Dakota Republican Party held its 2020 Presidential Caucus on March 10th from 5:00-8:00 PM. click link for locations and details.

The North Dakota Democratic-NPL held its 2020 Presidential Primary on March 10th from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM. click link for locations and details.

Where To Vote

The ND Secretary of State web site will assist you on how to vote in the June 9th Primary Election. 

Voter Forum Videos

The League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley (LWVRRV) invites you to view the candidate forums for the following races:

Approval Voting

Information on Approval Voting in the June 2020 Fargo City Commission election

This year's City of Fargo election is going to be just a little different than we're used to because it's the first time we'll get to use Approval Voting to elect our City Commissioners. 

Now, we can choose all the candidates we approve of - not just one or two.

  • Like several candidates? Vote for them all. 

  • Only like one candidate? Vote for just one. 

  • Only know who you don't want? Vote for everyone else. 

Worried your favorite doesn't have a chance? Vote your favorite plus a few more you like. In the end, those receiving the most votes will win, just like they always have. It's that simple.

 

Voter Forums
May 19 and 21, 2020

The League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley (LWVRRV) is hosting candidate forums on Tuesday, May 19th and Thursday, May 21st from 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm. We are asking the public to submit questions for candidates on our Facebook page by May 14 in the following races:

  • May 19th Fargo City Commission 

  • May 19th Cass County Commission, District 3 

  • May 21st Fargo School Board 

  • May 21st Fargo Park Board

Fargo residents can watch the candidate forums live on May 19th & 21st from 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm.

The videos will also be posted on the Facebook event pages below after the forums have aired. 

To stay updated on local elections and to learn more about the League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley, visit our Facebook page

LWV of North Dakota Files Lawsuit for 
Fair Ballot Signature Match Process

The League of Women Voters of North Dakota filed a lawsuit asking the United States District Court of North Dakota to provide relief for voters from the state's burdensome signature match policy.

read the press release

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