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2018 Calendar

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2018 Important Election and Forum Dates

IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES 2018

February 13 First day to circulate and file nomination petitions before the Primary Election for candidates from major political parties

March 6 Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions before the Primary Election

March 7 First day to circulate nomination papers

March 21 Last day for candidates who have filed nomination petitions to withdraw

March 26 First day to apply for an absentee ballot

April 16 Last day to register, change party, or change name or address before the Primary Election **

May 8 Last day to apply for an absentee ballot

May 11 5 p.m. deadline for county election board to receive absentee ballots

May 15 PRIMARY ELECTION. Polls open 7 a.m.to 8p.m.

May 16 First day to register to vote after Primary Election

August 1 Last day to circulate and file nomination papers for independent candidates

August 8 Last day for independent candidates to withdraw

August 13 Last day for candidates nominated in the Primary Election to withdraw

September 17 First day to apply for an absentee ballot

October 9 Last day to register to vote before the General Election **

October 30 Last day to apply for an absentee ballot

November 2, 5 p.m. deadline for county election board to receive absentee ballots

November 6 MUNICIPAL ELECTION.Polls open 7a.m. 8p.m.

November 7 First day to register to votes.

Events and Forums

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
7:00PM
Alumni Hall
Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Rd.
Bethlehem, PA 18020
CANDIDATES FORUM for New 7th Congressional District. The Leagues of Women Voters for Northampton and Lehigh Counties are co-sponsoring a forum for candidates vying for their parties candidacy in the Primary Election, on May 2nd.
The new 7th Congressional District will encompass parts of the Lehigh Valley and a part of Monroe County.
Democrats running are: Roger Ruggles, John Morganelli, Susan Wild, David Clark, Greg Edwards, and Rick Daugherty.
Republicans: Dean Browning.
ALL candidates have been invited to participate in the forum.
Doors will open at 6:30pm, so that there is some time for a 'meet and greet' for the public with the candidates before the forum starts.

This forum is free and open to the public.
For additional information about the event contact the LWV of Northampton County at 610-252-1339, or visit us on Facebook.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Candidates Forum for the County Council
Forks Township Municipal Bldg.
1606 Sullivan Trail
Easton, PA 18040
Candidates Forum for County Council. This event will start with a brief Meet & Greet at 6:30pm, followed by the forum at 7:00pm. There are 5 openings on the ballot for council seats and 10 individuals are running for these positions.

Democrats,in ballot order, are:

Ronald Heckman
William McGee
Tara Zrinski
Lori Vargo Heffner
Peter Melan

Republican, in ballot order, are:

Peg Ferraro
Hayden Phillips
Glenn Geissinger
Seth Vaughn
Ron Angle

Ballot order rules are as follows:
The party of the Governor in office dictates the party that is listed first on the ballot.
Where several candidates of the same party are running for a seat(as in the county council) the lineup is representative of the number of votes received by the individual in the primary election, with the greatest number of votes listed first, and least number, last.

The event is free and open to the public.
For more information contact the LWV at 610-252-1339, or visit us on facebook.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
6:30pm
Room 220 (David Reed Community Room)
College Center Bldg.
Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Rd.
Bethlehem, PA 18020
Candidates Forum for County Executive. The Northampton County League of Women Voters is co-sponsoring,along with the Easton NAACP, a Candidates Forum with the 2 candidates running for the office of County Executive: John Brown, Republican incumbent, and Lamont G. McClure, the Democratic challenger.
A brief Meet& Greet will begin the event at 6:30pm, followed by the forum at 7:00pm.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Beverly Hernandez, VP LWV, at 610-252-1339, or visit us on facebook.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
7:00pm-8:30pm
Cloton Chapel of Lafayette College
South College Dr. and Pardee Dr.
Easton, PA18042
Gerrymandering: How to Recognise and Resist It. This panel discussion is to inform the public about the need for redistricting reform. It is one of a series of presentations being held across the state. The League is one of several organizations co-sponsoring this event.
It is free and open to the public.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
7pm
Bethlehem City Hall
10 East Church Street
Bethlehem PA 18018
A Community Discussion on Ethics for Bethlehem. The South Side Initiative and The League of Women Voters of Northampton County are co-sponsoring a discussion on the principles and concepts of ethics in conducting business and making decisions by government agencies.

The panel will also look into the many ways that ethics ordinances could benefit the people of Bethlehem.

Panelists will include; the Director of Investigation for PA State Ethics Commission, the Director of Policy for the PA Department of State, Director of Enforcement, Philadelphia Board of Ethics, and an Allentown City Council Member.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
6:30pm-8:30pm
Alumni Hall
Northampton Community College
3835 green Pond Rd.
Bethlehem, PA 18020
Meet and Greet for Candidates. All candidates running for US and PA offices, in both Lehigh and Northampton Counties, have been invited to this informal event, sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters for those counties.
The candidates are available to hear from constituents and will have time to share some of their thoughts with the attendees.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
7pm
Northampton Borough municipal Building
Northampton, PA 18067
183rd Candidates Forum. CANCELLED
Please be advised that the Candidates Forum, scheduled by the LWV for Nov. 2nd, between the two candidates, Phillips Armstrong(D) and Zach Mako(R), running for the open position of State Representative for the 183rd District has been CANCELLED due to Zach Mako opting-out to attend another event.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6:30pm
Room 220, the David Reed Room
College Center
Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Rd.
Bethlehem, PA !8020
CANDIDATES FORUM for State AUDITOR GENERAL. All four candidates running for the office of State Auditor General: Eugene De Pasquale (Democratic), John Brown (Republican), John J. Sweeney (Green Party), and Roy Minet (Libertarian), will take part in this forum, co-sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters of Northampton County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Doors will open at 6:30pm to meet-and-greet the candidates, and the forum will begin at 7pm.

This event is, as usual, open the the public.
Come and find out 'Who's in your wallet?"