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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.

2014 August Primary Voter Guide

The LWV of The Villages/Tri-County Area, in collaboration with the LWV of Marion County, is pleased to provide a guide to the August 26th Primary Election. This guide includes Congressional, State Representative, County Commission, School Board and Judicial Races. To view the Guide and see who will be on he ballot, click here

To provide some answers to questions about judicial elections and merit retention of judges in Florida, click here for a Guide for Florida Voters prepared by the Florida Bar Association.

The Florida Bar Association also posts voluntary self-disclosure forms for judicial candidates running at the Circuit and County Levels. Click here to access the page for more information on judicial candidates on the August ballot.

Be Ready to Vote

The League of Women Voters of Florida has made it easy to be ready to vote: with one scan of your smartphone, our Be Ready Tag below can connect you to the Florida Division of Elections to check your voter status. If you need to make a change, we can connect you to your local Supervisor of Elections via phone, email or website link to register, change party affiliation, address, name, signature or renew your absentee ballot request.

Don't know what a tag is? Find out by clicking here: Be ready to Vote in 2012

www.bereadytovote.org and www.vamosavotar.org then go to your smart phone and get a free download for the tag mechanism at http://gettag.mobi. Once that's on your phone you can scan the tag from the image above.

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LWVF Charter School Study

In 2012-13, the League initiated a study to better understand the oversight of public moneys that are allocated to charter schools and other private educational institutions. The League recognizes first and foremost it is a paramount duty of the state to provide for education and that charter schools, while privately owned and managed, are under contract to public school districts, funded by the public and must be accountable to the public. The League does not support direct or indirect tax credit funding for private schools.

Local Florida Leagues from Miami-Dade to Escambia counties conducted studies and held consensus meetings to formulate the League's positions on school choice. The results of each local League's work can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate location on the Florida map below

Additional studies from Broward, Marion and Miami-Dade counties are underway and the results will be published soon.

To view the Final Report, click here.

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