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Tallmadge LOWV to meet Jan. 16 at THS

Published: January 12, 2014 12:00 AM

Tallmadge LOWV to meet Jan. 16 at THS

The League of Women Voters of Tallmadge will meet Jan. 16 at the Tallmadge High School library, 140 N. Munroe Road, at 7 p.m.

The public is invited to attend. Program planning will be the meeting's topic, led by member Leslie Zaynor, and featuring Susan Doup, liaison with the League of Women Voters of Ohio. Doup will present the state's perspective, as well as information on a proposal for a new LWVUS (League of Women Voters United States) study on Alternatives to Partisan Primaries. She is working with LWV leagues of Cuyahoga Area, Shaker Heights and the Cleveland Area.

The national study will explore state, county or local primary election provisions to determine the kinds of primaries have the best chance to increase voter participation and provide competitive general elections. The study would concentrate on publicly administered primaries but would also consider effects of party-conducted nominating processes and look at how independent and minor-party voters' interests are considered in primaries.

Doup will talk about the basis in existing LWVUS public policy positions which state that the League of Women Voters believes that every citizen should be protected in the right to vote and that responsible government should be responsive to the will of the people.

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