The first program of its kind to involve community groups in finding ways to bring more voters to the polls.
Brought to you by the League of Women Voters of Chicago and the UIC Political Science Department, with sponsorship from the McCormick Foundation.
NOVEMBER 17, 2017
MODERATOR: Sarah Brune - Illinois Campaign for Political Reform
LUNCHEON SPEAKER: Alex Niemczewski - BallotReady
Register for the event by emailing League@LWVChicago.org or call 312-939-5949.
10:30 Panel Discussion: The Issues with Voter Turnout
Moderated by LWV Chicago member Sarah Brune, Executive Director of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, and featuring Lance Gough, Chicago Board of Elections; Andres Torres, McCormick Foundation; Betty Magness, Rainbow PUSH; and Alderman Gilbert Villegas,36th Ward.
Alex Niemczewski of BallotReady will explain how people can use the system to get information before they vote.
1:00 Small Group Discussion
Each table will discuss the challenges of their particular constituencies: Why aren't people voting? Led by LWV Chicago member Catherine Enright and moderated by UIC political science students.
2:00 Voter Service Events to Meet Your Needs
Participants will learn how to tailor events for their organizations. Led by LWV Chicago Voter Services Chair Helene Gabelnick; Jan Dorner, League of Women Voters of Illinois; and Shobhana Verma, Chicago Board of Elections.