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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

The 2018 Federal Primary for Congressional and US Senate races is Tuesday, June 26th, 2018.

Polls are open 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

1. Website:

2. Enter address and ballot preference (political party).

3. Review candidates' biographical information, links to their social media and websites, positions on a variety of issues plus answers to questions posed by the League of Women Voters.

4. For Primary races, voters who do not have a primary race within their election district will be presented with an option to input their email address to be alerted when information for the September state and local primary is available.

5. Visitors can even ask the site to issue an email or text reminder to vote the night before the primary!

Check with your local Board of Elections for poll locations and other info.

Broome County: 607-778-2172, Tioga County: 607-687-8261.

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, Spring 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

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