Women and Men

Making Democracy Work!

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

LWV: Where hands-on work to safeguard democracy leads to civic improvement. Find out more about the informative activities planned by this organization dedicated to involving citizens in government.


What's Coming Next?

Also see Calendar 2014-2015 and Upcoming Events page for more details.

National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, September 23

Celebrating Democracy in America

The theme for this year's National Voter Registration Day is Celebrating Democracy in America.

WHY:  471 Congress seats, 36 governors, 46 state legislatures, and many other decisions will be on ballots in this year's midterm elections. The goal for the 2014 National Voter Registration Day is to increase participation by encouraging Americans to register to vote and come to the polls this fall.

In cooperation with the Gamma Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., LWV-TSC will register voters in 10 locations around Smith County. 

Below are the TIMES for each location:

  • Bullard Community Library, 211 West Main, Bullard 2-4 pm
  • Lindale Library, 200 East Hubbard, Lindale  2-4 pm
  • Tyler Public Library, 201 South College, Tyler 10:30-12:30
  • Troup Library, 102 South Georgia, Troup 2-4 pm
  • Whitehouse Community Library, 107 Bascom Rd., Whitehouse 11am-1 pm
  • Texas College, 2404 Grand Avenue, Tyler 11 am-2 pm
  • Glass Recreation Center, 501 West 32nd Street, Tyler 9:30 am-6 pm
  • Tyler Jr. College Library, 1400 East 5th Street, Tyler 11:30-3
  • Meadowlake Retirement Center, 11245 Shoreline Dr., Tyler
  • ET Farmer's Market @ Jul's Restaurant, 7212 Old Jacksonville

Free Ride to Get Voter ID or to Vote

 Taxi Cab Company of Tyler Offers Voters Free Rides 

 Jamal Mohar, owner of the Taxi Cab Company of Tyler, has agreed to provide transportation to the DPS office to secure state-approved photo IDs and to the polls to vote. This service is offered to people who do not have personal transportation to these facilities. Mohar says he is happy to provide this service free of charge. 

To secure a free ride call 903-592-3232 at least 24 hours in advanceVehicles are available that meet requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

 This service revives a tradition of the League from the 1950s,when the taxi company of that period offered a similar service for voting and paying poll tax.

Voters Guide to Texas General Election

Download Available in October! Hard copy available Oct. 12 at Tyler Public Library and other public and college libraries in county.

The LWV-Texas Education Fund's Voters Guide to all statewide candidates to be on the March 4 ballot is available now for download.  Hard copies can be found at Smith Co. public and college libraries, as well as the Voter Registrar office at 302 West Ferguson, Tyler. Download Spanish version here. Espanol aqui.

Also, watch the Tyler Morning Telegraph for inserted copy of the Voters Guide

Included on the Voters Guide are the following opposed races: U. S. Senator, Texas Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller of Public Accounts, Commissioner of General Land Office, Commissioner of Agriculture, Railroad Commissioner, Texas Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, Courts of  Appeals, and the State Board of Education. 

Early Voting Oct. 20- 31.   LWV-Tyler helps Smith County residents VOTE INFORMED!

Candidate Forum

Candidate Forum Set for October 16, 7 pm

Genecov Room, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce 314 North Broadway , Tyler

Candidates for all area opposed races on the November 4 ballot in Smith County are invited to participate in a candidate forum, with questions posed by a panel that includes Roy Maynard of the Tyler Moraph, League of Women Voters President Mary Claire Rowe, and Tyler Jr. College journalism instructor Marsha Matthews.

The candidates at right have been invited to participate.

What's Coming Next? See also Upcoming Events and the 2014-15 Calendar 


Great Decisions 2015

Wednesdays, January 14 - March 4

Tyler Public Library, 201 South College

See description of topics, speakers, and dates here. 


Focus on Agriculture


 U. S. Agriculture Policy

National agriculture policy was a recent topic of a nationwide study by LWV members. 

If you are passionate about the nation’s food sources and want to learn more, consult the articles at this link:  http://lwv.org/search/content/agriculture%20study 



U.S. Naturalization Ceremonies  Held Throughout the Year

 Next Ceremony TBA

Ceremonies at Federal Courthouse

Your Help Is Needed! Participate in one of the inspiring ceremonies.
Contact Shirley Hightower, eshightower@sbcglobal.net or eddiebaggett@gmail.com

Click here and scroll down to see photos of the July 2012 naturalization ceremony and the debut of "Uncle Sam."