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It is with deep and profound sadness the League of Women Voters mourns the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A fierce advocate for women’s rights and civil rights, Justice Ginsburg’s vision for America transcended race, age, gender, and economic lines. She was a beloved champion of justice for all. Early in her career, she was a trailblazer who challenged the status quo and bucked tradition, upending gender norms and societal expectations of women through her strategic litigation approach. When she was denied opportunities, she created her own and ensured that the door was opened for others. Over Justice Ginsburg’s 27-year service on the United States Supreme Court, she was a champion of the Constitution, famously penning a stirring defense of the Voting Rights Act in her dissent to the Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision and the Court’s opinion in the United States v. Virginia, which struck down Virginia Military Institute’s male-only admissions policy. Justice Ginsburg’s wisdom, determination, and dedication to equal rights embodied the League’s belief in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy. She touched each and every one of our lives. May she rest in power.                                                                                                                                            - League of Women Voters President Deborah Turner and CEO Virginia Kase


The League Answers Your Questions about Voting!

You may have seen the League’s tent at the Chappaqua Farmers Market, as we help community members get ready to cast their votes in the election. For answers to your questions, please sign up for our emails and follow us on Facebook. 

The Westchester County League has spearheaded education efforts, including this video with all the specifics about the three ways you can cast your ballot.




    • October 9, 2020 - Last day to postmark voter registration form or to register in person at your county Board of Elections office.
    • October 24 - November 1, 2020 - Early voting period
    • October 27, 2020 - Last day to postmark application for absentee ballot. From the Westchester County Board of Elections: "Please be aware that despite the above deadlines the post office has advised that they cannot guarantee timely delivery of ballots applied for less than 15 days before an election."
    • November 2, 2020 - Last day to apply in person for absentee ballot
    • November 3, 2020 - Last day to postmark ballot for general election (must be received by November 10, 2020)
    • November 3, 2020 - Last day to deliver absentee ballot in person to Board of Elections
    • November 3, 2020 from 6 am to 9 pm - Election Day   
For up-to-date and accurate information on early voting polling sites, how to obtain an absentee ballot, and more, please visit Vote411 and the Westchester County Board of Elections at


League of Women Voters New York CD 17 Candidates Forum

Register to Watch & Submit Questions

The League of Women Voters virtual Candidates Forum for candidates in the U.S. House of Representatives                                       New York CD 17 election will be held 

Tuesday, October 13, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

To register to view the Forum, click here. Viewers may sign-in beginning at 6:45 p.m. 

The Forum may also be viewed on the League of Women Voters of Westchester YouTube channel

To submit a question for the candidates to be asked during the Forum, click here. The deadline to submit a question is Monday, October 12 at 12 p.m. (noon). Questions will not be taken during the Forum or on YouTube.

For information, contact Stephen Cohen at LWVW.CF [at] GMAIL.COM.


League of Women Voters New York SD 40 Candidates Forum

Register to Watch and Submit Questions 


The League of Women Voters virtual Candidates Forum for candidates in the New York State SD 40 election will be held

Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

To register for the Forum, click hereViewers may sign-in beginning at 6:45 p.m. The Forum may also be viewed on the League of Women Voters of Westchester YouTube channel. 

The League also invites the public to submit questions for the candidates to answer during the Forum here. The deadline to submit a question is Tuesday, October 20 at 12 p.m. (noon). Questions will not be taken during the Forum or through YouTube.

For information, contact Suzanne Kavic at lwv.newcastle.president [at]



DeNora Getachew

Did you miss our conversation about how student-led, experiential civics education can equip our students with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions for lifelong civic participation in our 21st century democracy? You can watch it here, thanks to NCCMC.

Action Civics: A 21st Century Approach to Educating Youth for Democratic Participation from New Castle Media Center on Vimeo.



    • Anyone in NYS may request an absentee ballot for the general election and use the temporary illness excuse if they are trying to avoid COVID-19.
    • Voters can apply more than 30 days before the election for an absentee ballot.  The ballots will be mailed out about September 18, 2020. 
    • To be sure that your vote is counted, vote early or apply for an absentee ballot today and mail it back as early as possible.


On July 28th, the Pace Women's Justice Center and the LWVNC partnered to present a program on Title IX sexual discrimination laws. The video can be viewed here.

Conversation with Westchester County Executive George Latimer

The League of Women Voters of New Castle invited the community to join in a Zoom conversation with Westchester County Executive George Latimer on July 16, 2020.