About Us

Who We Are

Founded in 1920, the League of Women Voters of New Jersey (LWVNJ) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government.

Our name derives from the proud legacy of the women’s suffrage movement.  Today, more than 90 years after our founding, our members include women and men dedicated to safeguarding democracy.

What We Do

PROTECT New Jersey voters by analyzing problems on election days and recommending solutions to state and county officials, such as improving poll worker training.

ADVOCATE for the passage of legislation that extends and protects voting rights, offers equal education opportunities, and increases government transparency.

COORDINATE candidate forums and provide trained moderators to ensure nonpartisan discourse and promote fairness.

PROVIDE a year-round, toll free voter assistance hotline, 1-800-792-VOTE, to answer voting-related questions from the public, with extended hours on election days.

ANALYZE AND INTERPRET ballot questions for voters in clear, nonpartisan terms to help them make informed decisions on Election Day.

INTERVIEW candidates about crucial policy questions and widely distribute this vital information to voters.

PUBLISH AND DISTRIBUTE the New Jersey Citizen’s Guide to Government, a reference book that makes it easy for New Jerseyans to learn about their government and contact their elected officials.

Board Members for LWV Pompton Lakes, NJ

  • Carol Fouts, President
  • Lan Kassover, Treasurer
  • Lisa Ciancarelli, Public Relations, Publicity

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

  1. Election Day 2022 Recap
    We discussed the November General Election. Three members, Lisa C, Anne M and Carol F worked the polls on Election Day. In addition, Carol F worked early voting. All reported a steady turnout on Election Day. Carol indicated that, while an improvement over last years, most voters are still not taking advantage of early voting. All poll workers said they experienced fewer complaints and voter skepticism compared to the 2020 General Election.

    We agreed that in 2023 we must continue to educate voters about early voting opportunities. Many voters are either unaware of it or don’t understand how it works.

  2. Candidate Forum –
    We discussed at length strategies to employ next year to ensure we are able to sponsor candidate forums for both the Mayor and Council and School Board elections. A few ideas we agreed to focus on next year were as follows:
    • Engage directly with candidates early in the year
    • Include the high school faculty and students in the process
    • Involve the PTA and possibly cosponsor a BOE forum

  3. Next Meeting – Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 10th at 4:00 pm via Zoom.