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The public is invited to hear about the Sherman ISD School bond election with a time for questions from the audience.

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Need to write your representatives? Add in your zip code for this League of Women Voter's link to get contact information for your reps: http://hq-salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/5950/getLocal.jsp

Not sure who represents you? Enter your Zip code to find your U.S. Senators and Representative, as well as your local legislators.
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Wondering where to vote? Who is on your ballot? Visit the #gettothepolls site now for more info!
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Here is the LWV Voter's Guide link for all Federal/State candidates.

http://www.lwvtexas.org/Voters_Guide.html

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Registering to vote in Grayson County:

http://www.co.grayson.tx.us/default.aspx?name=vote.home

You may also choose to print a voter registration application from this site by clicking on the "Voter Certificate". Once printed you can complete it and return by mail to:
co.grayson.tx.us

Chehttp://heralddemocrat.com/news/politics/local-politics/election-day-polling-places-ballot-informationck this link for voting information in Grayson County:

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Check this link for the local Voter's Guide to the local elections:

fhttp://heralddemocrat.com/sections/news/politics/local-politics/league-women-voter%E2%80%99s-guide.htmlor Grayson County:

The Herald Democrat in Sunday's edition features the League of Women Voters of Grayson County Guide to the 2012 general election. The guide features answers to questions the League put to candidates running in local races. The candidates were each given a set of the questions and the specified word…
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Information about the Proposed Constitutional Amendments on the November 5 and early voting ballot can be found at the following link:

http://www.votetexas.gov/november-3-2015-constitutional-am…/

GRAYSON COUNTY EARLY VOTING
NOVEMBER 3, 2015 ELECTION
Registered voters in Grayson County may vote at any location.
Early Voting Locations:
~Grayson County Election Administration, 115 W. Houston, Sherman...
~Grayson County SubCourthouse, 101 W.
Woodard, Denison
~Pottsboro ISD Administration Building, 105 Cardinal Lane, Pottsboro
~Whitesboro City Hall, 111 W. Main, Whitesboro
~Grayson College, 1455 W. Van Alstyne Pkwy., Van Alstyne
~Collinsville ISD Administration Office, 500 Reeves, Collinsville

EARLY VOTING DATES AND TIMES
OCTOBER 19-23
MONDAY-FRIDAY...8:00 am –5:00 pm
OCTOBER 24 SATURDAY...7:00 am –7:00 pm
OCTOBER 25
SUNDAY...12:00 pm –5:00 pm
OCTOBER 26-28
MONDAY-WEDNESDAY...8:00 am –5:00 pm
OCTOBER 29-30
THURSDAY-FRIDAY...7:00 am –7:00 pm
PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED FOR VOTING IN TEXAS
For additional Photo ID information visit:
www.
votetexas.gov
Grayson County Election Administration
903-893-8683 (VOTE)

FINAL DAY TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO VOTE BY MAIL:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015

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Today Carolyn J.
and I registered
new voters at AC.
Carolyn also did
this last Thursday and...
and Friday. We
have probably registered 75
new voters. I wish more members would volunteer for this rewarding activity.
--Avo Butler
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Update on voter registration:
October 5 is the last day to register to vote. If you are in Grayson County, please check out this link to register:
http://www.co.grayson.tx.us/default.aspx?name=vote.home

Early Voting starts October 19 and ends October 30.

You may also choose to print a voter registration application from this site by clicking on the "Voter Certificate". Once printed you can complete it and return by mail to:
co.grayson.tx.us
League of Women Voters of Grayson County Texas added a post from August 6, 2015 to their timeline.
August 6, 2015

From the President of the LWV United States Elisabeth MacNamara:

August 6, 2015

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. When Lyndon Johnson signed the bill into law, he called it a triumph for freedom. In fact, the Voting Rights Act is one of the most significant pieces of legislation in American history. Over the years, the VRA has been renewed and its protections expanded. The VRA ensures the right to vote of every eligible American regardless of race, et...

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Take action against the Citizens United decision. Restore democracy to elections by encouraging your representative to support HR 425 Click on the link below for more info

Rooted in the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government by working to educate voters and to increase understanding of major public policy issues, including pro…
participate.lwv.org

Our Annual Meeting is today May 9, from 10-1 at the United Way Building in Sherman. We hope you can stop by!

LWV Texas ACTION ALERT! CITIES LOSING LOCAL CONTROL WHICH PROTECTS PUBLIC HEALTH: STOP SB 1165

A committee substitute for Texas HB 40 was voted out of the Energy Resources committee yesterday. We presented comments at the hearing opposing the bill. Our position supports: "Maximum home rule for municipal and county governments with coordination of overlapping functions."

SB 1165, the Texas Senate companion bill to HB 40 was voted out of committee last Tuesday and is soon h...eaded for a Senate floor vote. These bills provide preemption of regulation of oil and gas operations and the exclusive jurisdiction of those operations by the state.

Over 300 speakers went to the House hearing. Citizens and city officials spoke against the bill while the industry supports the bill which will allow them to surpass local control to get approval to drilling next to homes, hospitals, schools, businesses, etc. Emissions from drilling sites emit numerous harmful and carcinogenic chemicals into the air and water. If the oil and gas industry can take away local control on drilling within city limits, public health will be affected as research has shown that public health is affected when drilling is as close as a mile away. Government is best when it is nearest to the people. Every city and site has special considerations that need to be met to ensure the health and safety of its residents. Accidents happen often but are not generally publicized. For example, a 750' wide hole was made at one drilling site by an oil rig explosion.

Maintain local control in your city, county and stop preemption of regulation of oil and gas regulations and the exclusive jurisdiction of those operations by the state.

Contact your state senator to vigorously oppose and SB 1165. This bad bill, among many others, simply cannot be allowed to pass. Click here for the Texas Tribune's Senate directory to find your senator and contact information.
http://www.texastribune.org/directory/#texas_senate_tab

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Learn more about the occupants of Texas' highest offices at http://www.texastribune.org/directory/
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