League of Women Voters of Pike County will hold voter registration this Saturday

Hawley. Sidetracked by the pandemic, the League will be celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage and its own birthday by registering voters and answering questions about mail in balloting.

Hawley /
26 Aug 2020 | 05:33

After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the League of Women Voters of Pike County will venture into Wayne County this Saturday to hold its first voter registration event of the year.

From noon to 4 p.m. on Aug. 29 at the Silk Mill in Hawley (8 Silk Mill Drive), volunteers from the Pike LWV will be available to register voters and answer questions regarding mail-in balloting for the November election. The registration table will be located on the terrace next to Cocoon.

The event is part of the “Women Power the Vote” celebration commemorating the League’s 100th birthday in February as well as the final ratification of the 19th Amendment on Aug. 18, 1920, which finally granted women access to the vote.

“We had so many plans to celebrate the centennial locally,” said Liz Forrest, president of the League of Women Voters of Pike County. “Unfortunately, the pandemic side tracked those plans for the present. Even so, the right to suffrage was hard fought by women all across the country, and it is our duty to pass that right on to others.”

Forrest noted that social distancing and masks will be required. The League will provide information kits for registration, mail-in voting information, election calendar deadlines, polling place information, as well as links to Vote411.org, a non-partisan candidate site where candidates provide the content themselves.

“If you plan to vote in Pennsylvania, we hope you will stop by,” Forrest said. “Even if you are registered, family members or friends may not be.”

She noted that students who might normally register at school if they will be 18 by Nov. 3 may not have had the opportunity to do so, or learn how to do it online. There will also be information available for joining the League in Pike, which welcomes Wayne County members.

About the League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to men and women beginning at age 16. With over 750 affiliates across the county, the League is one of the nation’s most trusted organizations.

For more information email LWVPikeCounty@gmail.com, or visit LWVPike.org of facebook.com/LWVPikePA.