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LWVE Program for 2022–2023
At the May, 2022 League of Women Voters of Evanston Annual Meeting, members in attendance approved areas of focus for the 2022-2023 local program. Leaders in each area will be taking steps in the coming weeks to define plans for the year, and they need your involvement! To get involved in any of these areas, email: email@example.com
LWVE will form a working group to promote civil discourse at public meetings. The
group will identify effective strategies to anticipate potential problems; explore
techniques for defusing tension while protecting public debate and safety and ensuring every voice is heard; and develop effective tactics to anticipate and minimize
disruptions. We will share our findings with local governmental and community
Redistricting in Evanston
A working group will gather information and learn about the process of redistricting in
Evanston to ensure that the League will be prepared to participate and take action as
needed on a new city ward map.
Ranked Choice Voting
A working group will gather information on Ranked Choice Voting and why cities and
states are adopting this electoral method. The group will work in collaboration with state and local leagues to understand how Ranked Choice Voting could be applied to state and local elections in Illinois.
On August 25, 2022, Kristin Meyer, Community Health Specialist at the Evanston Health Department, presented the 2022 EPLAN to LWVE members via zoom. Click here to watch the video recording of this presentation. Click here to read the Health Equity working group findings and recommendations summarized in its April 2022 report.
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Ranked Choice Voting Referendum
Daniel Biss, Mayor of Evanston, and Alisa Kaplan, Executive Director of Reform for Illinois, provide an overview and answer questions about Ranked Choice Voting.
Update: Evanston voters approved the referendum that will bring ranked-choice voting to the city's municipal elections, starting in April 2025.
The vote made Evanston the first municipality in Illinois to adopt the system. 82% of voters approved the measure with 98% of precincts reporting.