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, September 29, 2020

  1. Arline has 10 lawn signs (with stakes) available.  The signs say Got Your Ballot?  Mail it Now!  If you would like to display one you can contact Arline directly at aloweart@aol.com and arrange to pick one up.  Her address is 311 Pompton Ave, Pompton Lakes.  Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters next week and it was agreed we would not display the signs until we’ve received our ballots.
  2. Pompton Lakes has its own secure ballot drop box located behind the municipal building.  We decided to meet as a group and bring our ballots to the ballot box on Saturday morning October 10 at 10 am.  Lisa will issue a press release and we will take a photo of all in attendance and publish on our website and social media.  We will bring postcards that tell voters how they can confirm that their ballot has been received  via the NJ website and we will have “I Voted Stickers” to hand out to anyone who drops a ballot in the box while we are there.  We will also have some registration forms on hand in case anyone stops by who isn’t registered; the deadline to register is October 13.  We also plan to gather at the ballot box again on Saturday morning October 17 at 10 am.
  3. Arline also put the final touches on a flyer with important election information that we can put in the windows of local stores on Wanaque Ave.  In the past we were able to post the notice for out candidate forum and usually at least half the stores allow us to put one up.  Any volunteers to do that would be great.  I can send you the file.

Our next meeting is Monday, October 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm.  Carol F. will send out the Zoom info as we get closer to that date.