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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.


Welcome to the website of the League of Women Voters of Broome and Tioga Counties!

We are a nonpartisan grassroots political organization, that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Any person of voting age, male or female, may become a League member.

The League of Women Voters began in 1920 after women got the vote, and is organized on the national, state, and local level. The local League, an ever growing organization has been active since 1948.

Electronic Voter Guide

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How We Work

We are non-partisan, but we are political. Our activities fall into three categories:

Voter Service: The League is well-known for promoting informed voting. We provide voter registration, candidates forums, impartial information on ballot measures, and educational meetings on issues of public concern.

Program: The League of Women Voters takes positions on local, state and national issues only after members have studied and reached agreement on them. These League positions and pertinent fact-finding are the basis for public meetings.

Advocacy: The League never supports or opposes political parties or candidates. Based on positions developed through member study and agreement, the League does take action to support or oppose specific governmental policies.

Our Bulletin - The Broome-Tioga Voter

The Broome-Tioga Voter is published in the Fall, Winter and in April for the Call to Annual Meeting held in May.

Files open as a pdf document.

To view our 2018 Call to Annual Meeting: click here

The Fall 2018 Broome-Tioga Voter: click here

The Winter 2019 Broome-Tioga Voter: click here

To view our 2019 Call to Annual Meeting "click here"

Past bulletins are posted and archived periodically on the LWVNYS website.