Making Democracy Work

LWV of Brookhaven

Hotline for Voting Information

As New Yorkers will head to the polls to vote in the New York presidential primary election on April 19, 2016, Election Protection (EP) + the nation's largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition led by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers' Committee) + will ensure that all eligible New Yorkers have an equal opportunity to vote and provide voters with information, guidance and assistance. The 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) hotline will be available to answer calls live on primary Election Day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT.

Hours for Live, Real-Time Assistance:
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
6 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT for English assistance (866-OUR-VOTE)
5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. EDT for bilingual English/Spanish assistance (888-VE-Y-VOTA)

Election Protection's toll-free hotlines, 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) administered by the Lawyers' Committee for English, and 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) administered by NALEO Educational Fund for bilingual assistance (English/Spanish), are available to any voter who needs information, assistance or guidance in understanding their rights. Assistance is also available in six Asian languages--Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Bengali, Urdu and Tagalog--through the 888-API-VOTE hotline, which is managed by Asian Americans Advancing Justice--AAJC and APIA Vote. However, for the primary election, the 888-API-VOTE hotline will not be providing real-time assistance on April 19; voters will be asked to leave a voicemail.

Note that the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline is available to assist voters year-round. However, outside of select election dates, voters may be directed to voicemail and their call will be returned in one to two business days.

Upcoming Events

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF BROOKHAVEN ANNUAL LUNCHEON

Join us on Friday, April 29, 12:00 noon at Mirabelle Restaurant at the Three Village Inn, 150 Main Street, Stony Brook. A farm-to-table menu featuring dishes crafted by Executive Chef Guy Reuge. Awarded four-stars by the New York Times.

With a special presentation by Stony Brook University Political Science Professor
Helmut Norpeth: Trump Near Certain to Defeat Democrat in November.
Get ready for a lively discussion!

Cost: $38 in advance or $43 at the door. Mail checks payable to LWV of Brookhaven to Robbie Fishman, 17 Mott Lane, Brookhaven, NY 11719. Please respond NO LATER than Monday, April 25. Tel.: 631-286-0614

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Wednesday, May 25 / 7pm - 8:30pm
Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue / 631-654-4700

Confused About Our Country's Election Process?

The League Of Women Voters of Brookhaven, along with the Patchogue-Medford Library, is presenting an informative talk which will explain primaries, delegates, conventions, and the process by which presidential candidates are selected. Two Long Island professors will explain the details of our sometimes confusing process.

Neil P. Buffett is Assistant Professor of History at Suffolk County Community College and holds several degrees in History and Political Science.
Nicholas P. Giordano is Professor for Political Science, also at S.C.C.C., and also holds several degrees.

LWV BROOKHAVEN VOTER PUBLICATION

The most recent issue of LWV Brookhaven's Voter publication is now available online.

More about LWV Brookhaven

Who We Are
The League of Women Voters of Brookhaven covers the various communities in the town of Brookhaven. Our meetings are held usually the third Monday of the month at various sites in the town, in the evening or afternoon (depending on the weather).

Special Events
United Nations dinner in October
Annual Luncheon in April

How To Join
To find out more about membership, contact our Membership Chairperson, Robbie Fishman, 631 286-0614.

Voter Service Program
We have an active committee for Voter Services, and provide voter education and registration at various sites around the town, including libraries, colleges, local events, and the Naturalization Ceremonies at the Central Islip Courthouse.
For more information, contact Chairperson Judi Bird, 631 286-3810.

Plans For 2013-2014
During the year we will consider current local issues - water and environmental quality, affordable housing - and county and national issues on the League agenda - agriculture, campaign finance and Citizens United decision, voting rights, education, and access to health services
We can provide a trained facilitator for candidates meetings sponsored by local organizations (contact Nancy Marr, 631 730-6556).

For more information about the League or our program, contact Nancy Marr, co-President, at NMBrookhaven@lwv-suffolkcounty.org or call 631 730-6556