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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Issue Forum: Measure W Nevada County Ballot Proposition

This forum, to be held at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 19th in the Board of Supervisors Chamber at the Rood Center, will focus on the Measure W ballot proposition to be decided by Nevada City residents in the June 7th election.

The purpose of holding this forum is to provide an opportunity for undecided voters to learn about Measure W in order to make an informed decision. Measure W will read as follows on the ballot: "Shall an ordinance be adopted which (a) bans outdoor cultivation, commercial cultivation and other commercial cannabis activities, (b) limits indoor cultivation to 12 plants per parcel in residential and rural areas, (c) prohibits indoor marijuana cultivation in unpermitted structures and areas used or intended for human occupancy, and (d) allows marijuana cultivation only by qualified patients and primary caregivers and only for medicinal purposes?" The impacts of "yes" and "no" votes will be discussed by a representative of the measure's support and a representative from the measure's opposition, in a Q&A format. Learn more about Measure W here:

Speaking in support of the measure will be Don Bessee, Director, Smart Approaches to Marijuana. Speaking in opposition will be Hezekiah Allen, Executive Director of the California Growers Association. The forum will be moderated by MaryJane Huenergardt.

Audience members may submit written questions at the event. Representatives from local media will ask their own questions alternately with those from the audience. No advance questions are accepted. More information about the June election can be found at,-2016-Election-Information.aspx

Visible partisan or campaign materials, including apparel, will not be allowed. Those wearing such apparel will be asked to turn it turn it inside out, remove it, or leave the forum.

Join the campaign to turn out voters in Nevada County

This election season it's more important than ever for voters to be engaged and informed and VOTE!

That's why we're running a campaign to get everyone working together to enroll and show up on election day. Click here to join the campaign.

May Voter is now available

The May edition of the Voter is now available. Click here to download!

LWV Annual Member Meeting and Luncheon

Please mark your calendar and reserve your seat now for the League of Women Voters Annual Meeting. This will be a very important meeting in which we will vote on important by-law changes.

Date: Saturday, May 14

Place: 151 Union Square, Mill Street, Grass Valley

Note re: parking-- You may choose to park in the lot off South Auburn Street (behind the furniture store) and walk up ramp.

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm. Lunch will be served at noon.

Menu Choices:

1. Jambalaya

2. Lasagna

3. Vegetarian Lasagna

Dessert: Tiramisu cake

Price: $20, gratuity included

Reservations with luncheon choices required by Monday, May 9

Contact Carol Kuczora (530) 273-7771

March 12 LWV Monthly Meeting Presentation

On March 12, Rebecca Slade MFT (Director of Nevada County Health and Human Services Agency) gave a presentation on homelessness in Nevada County.

For those who missed it or want to review the information, we have obtained this presentation for you to download.

Click to download the presentation

Let's turn out the vote in Western Nevada County!

NEVADA CITY, CA--The League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County (LWVWNC) announce the following dates of importance in relation to the California Primary Election:

May 9, 2016 Early voting begins in two locations
- Nevada County Elections Office, 950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 210
- Truckee Town Hall, 10183 Truckee Airport Road

May 23, 2016 Last day to register to vote in the June Primary Election

June 7, 2016 Election Day--polls will be open from 7am until 8pm

The LWVWNC has committed to inspiring the largest voter turnout per capita in the state of California in the 2016 election cycle.

League members are responding to all requests to assist in Voter Registration and are currently scheduled to be in the following locations to assist voters in confirming registration, to respond to voter questions and provide registration materials.

March 19, 2016 9am + 4pm Voter Registration, Truckee Chamber of Commerce, 10065 Donner Pass Road, staff from Nevada County Elections office will be on hand. Tina Vernon, Nevada County Treasurer-Tax Collector will also be on hand from 9am until 12noon to answer questions about property tax, TOT and the County Treasury

March 21, 2016 10am + 5pm Voter Registration-- Natural Selection, 589 East Main Street, Grass Valley

March 21, 2016 5:30pm + 8pm Voter Registration-- SYRCL State of the Yuba Presentation, Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main Street, Grass Valley

March 23, 2016 5pm - 9pm Voter Registration-- Matteo's Public, 300 Commercial Street, Nevada City; In addition, Matteo's will donate 15% of all sales to LWVWNC

April 2, 2016 9am + 4pm Voter Registration, Truckee Chamber of Commerce, 10065 Donner Pass Road, staff from Nevada County Elections office will be on hand.

Please contact the League if you would like a Voter Registration table at your upcoming event. Additional dates, times and locations to register will be announced weekly.

Join or renew online for 2016

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