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September 2011
Calendar of Events

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Honor Ruth K. Nelson as PathfinderPathfinder Award Dinner Invitation

You won't want to miss this year's Pathfinder Award dinner Tuesday, Sept. 27 honoring Ruth K. Nelson for her years of dedication and service to those in need.

This exciting evening will include a service auction that offers an opportunity to underwrite important League work.

Sponsorships are still available. Make your reservations today!


Is it time for Instant Runoff Voting?   voting booth
The September unit meetings will begin the Tulsa League's discussion of Instant Runoff Voting. Regularly practiced in Europe and Australia for years, it's beginning to catch on here. Several cities across the country have adopted this form of voting.

Attend the September unit meetings to help the League decide whether this is a practice we want to adopt in Oklahoma. Read on.


What ID will you take to the polls?   Vote ID Required sign
Tulsa County Election Board Assistant Secretary Shelly Boggs met with League leaders in late July to discuss the new Voter ID law.

Bottom line: Voters may use their voter registration card as identification or any number of photo IDs issued by state, federal or tribal governments.

No ID? Vote a provisional ballot! It will take a little more time to do the paperwork, but the Tulsa County Election Board says your vote will be counted if you fill out the affidavit correctly. Poll workers are not permitted to assist voters with the paper work, so be sure to take your time and read the instructions carefully. Be sure the name you put on the affidavit matches what is on the voter rolls. This is the most important step in voting your provisional ballot. If the name on the affidavit that accompanies the provisional ballot substantially conforms to the name on the voter rolls, that vote will be counted. Read on.


In This Issue
Pathfinder Award Gala is Sept. 27
Unit Manager Named
What ID will you take to the polls?
Instant Runoff Voting?
Voter Guide is Online
LWV in the News
Unit Manager Named
Bernadette Riley
Bernadette Riley, a Tulsa League member for more than 5 years, has been appointed the League's Unit Manager for the next year. Read More.


LWV in the News

Tulsa World endorses League stance against charter change proposals. Read it here.

Chamber of Commerce joins League in opposing charter change.
Read it here.

League Op-Ed Against Charter Change Proposals

Read it here. 



Primary Voter Guide is Online
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The Primary Election is Sept. 13. Meet the candidates and make an informed choice: lwvtulsa.org.


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