- June 2, 2014 at 8:36 pm
In September 2013, our local League set up Voter Registration tables at both St. Olaf and Carleton. Not only did this provide us an opportunity to register voters, we also created important connections with college students, some of them becoming members of our League. In the coming year, our goal is to expand our registration efforts to local high schools.
- January 29, 2014 at 9:45 pm
Precinct caucuses are coming up on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at 7:00pm. LWV member Jane McWilliams posted detailed information on the precinct caucuses on Northfield.org.
Caucuses are political party-organized meetings which bring neighbors together to set in motion the structures and political goals of their respective party.
2014 locations are as follows:
Northfield High School
400 Division St. S.
Northfield, MN 55057
Northfield Middle School
2200 Division St. S
Northfield, MN 55057
Owatonna Community Education
122 E. McKinley Street
Owatonna, MN 55060
- November 24, 2013 at 9:59 pm
You may recall that our local League is participating in the MLD program offered by LWVUS through the Ruth S. Shur Fellowship. Local president Ricky Peterson and board members Mary Hahn and Sarah Entenmann participate in a monthly call with our coach, Suzanne Kerwin of the Edina League. The focus of these calls is building membership and developing leadership. Local board member, Bonnie Jean Flom, serves as a coach for the Golden Valley and Edina Leagues. On November 5th when she traveled to Edina to meet with their League representatives, she noticed “Vote Today” signs in the neighborhoods she visited.
- October 31, 2013 at 10:02 pm
A big thank you to all who helped put together the League's Candidate Forum for the Ward 4 Special Election on November 5th. The Forum was held at the Senior Center on Monday, October 28th. We got excellent publicity beforehand and the Northfield News has a good account of the meeting online. You may also watch the full video online at the NTV Vimeo site.
The three candidates vying for the position of Ward 4 City Councilor are Scott Oney, Rick Esse and Jessica Peterson White. Bonnie Jean Flom welcomed the audience and Sarah Entenmann acted as moderator. Many other members made critical contributions to this successful voter education event.
- October 15, 2013 at 3:03 pm
League members are reminded of the upcoming Special Ward 4 Election.
Council candidates are Rick Esse, Scott Oney, and Jessica Peterson White. A bank of questions has been designed by a committee of League members and posed to the candidates. Their responses have been posted on Northfield.org.
The League's Candidate Forum is taking place on Monday, October 28th at 7 pm at the Senior Center - Room 103. Also note that The Contented Cow is hosting a Q & A with the candidates on Thursday, October 17th at 7 PM.
We are pleased to be able to encourage an informed citizenry through a combination of in-person and on-line formats.
- September 30, 2013 at 8:00 pm
We are pleased to announce a Candidate Forum for the Fourth Ward seat on the City Council. It will take place at the Senior Center on Monday, October 28th at 7 pm, with Sarah Entenmann serving as moderator. Candidates Rick Esse, Scott Oney, and Jessica Peterson White have all agreed to participate.
- August 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm
On August 14, Minnesota held its primaries. The statewide turnout was very low, 9% (the second lowest since 1950). In Northfield, 14.2% of registered voters turned out to vote.
Not sure if you are registered? To check your registration status, or your precinct location click here: Voter Registration Look-up
To find out where you vote in November, or to register to vote absentee, see the Secretary of State Mark Ritchie’s website: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=134
- August 17, 2012 at 11:34 am
We are having fora on three dates in October:
- Saturday October 6, 10am-12pm at City Hall - State House and State Senate
- Saturday October 13, 10am-12pm at City Hall - City Council Ward 2 and At Large and Mayor
- Thursday October 25, 6-8pm at Senior Center - County Commissioner District 1 and 2
- July 9, 2012 at 8:08 pm
The League is pleased to bring you several opportunities over the next few months to meet candidates standing for election, and to learn about the issues that we will vote on in November.
- February 9, 2011 at 5:38 pm
- October 18, 2010 at 11:48 am
We're proud to announce the launch of our collaboration with Northfield Citizens Online - the Election 2010 page at Northfield.org. Read about the candidates' positions on a range of relevant local issues in their own…
- October 14, 2010 at 10:40 pm
On Monday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m. Northfield City Hall, there will be a candidate forum for the public to hear Northfield School Board and City Council candidates. They will respond to prepared questions and those from the audience. On Saturday, October 23, at 9:30 a.m., candidates for Minnesota…
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