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MISSION...The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. 
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A Guide to the League of Women Voters

Here is a booklet produced by the League of Women Voters of Central Vermont which was adapted from a publication of the League of Women Voters of St. Paul, MN

This booklet offers you a look at:  
  • How the League       works
  •   Questions you might have
  •   Glossary


Here is a brochure funded by the League of Women Voters' Education Fund presented courtesy of the League of Women Voters of Kitsap. Contained is a listing of county, state and federal government officials that represent citizens of Kitsap County.
See How One Vote 
Make a Difference

Kitsap County has had numerous elections decided by as little as a handful of votes dating to the mid-1990s. Since then, we have had six races decided by one vote, and two races were dead heats decided by a simple coin toss. Lower turnout and close elections mean that each vote carries greater importance, particularly for our local election measures and contests.


In 2010, Al Franken became the senator from Minnesota by just 312 votes statewide. That averaged to one extra vote for Al from each of Minnesota's polling places!

In 1985, Jim Chapman won the first U.S. Congressional seat in Texas by fewer than 5 votes per precinct.

In 1978, Marc Garcia won a seat in the California State Senate by 90 votes.

In 1974, Jerry Brown won the race for California governor by a margin of fewer than 8 votes per precinct.

In 1968, Hubert Humphrey lost the presidential race to Richard Nixon by a margin of fewer than 3 votes per precinct.

In 1960, Richard Nixon lost the presidential election and John Kennedy won by a margin of less than 1 vote per precinct. 

League of Women Voters

Even if you ARE registered you can go here to get good elections information such your voting status, your voting  history, and the federal, state and local candidates.
Bremerton Kitsap Access Television

Thank You !

We want to THANK  Bremerton Kitsap Access Television (BKAT) for the great service they  provide by taping many of the League's Candidate Forums and community education programs.

Here are four of the most recent recorded events:

BKAT also recorded a suicide prevention program presented by the Kitsap Community Suicide Prevention  Coalition,  the program initiated by our League in 2014. Watch it here.

To watch all BKAT recordings of our Candidate Forums since 2013 go here.
Tentative Schedule for the
Washington State
General Election Candidate Forums

Sept 8 Treasurer and Auditor at the First Baptist Church in Seattle

Sept 12 Secretary of State at the First Baptist Church in Seattle

Sept 28 Supreme Court (all three positions) at Gonzaga Law School in Spokane

Oct 8 CPL and OSPI at the Quincy Jones Performance Center, Garfield High School, Seattle; 

Oct 13 OSPI and SOS at the Columbia Basin College, Pasco

Oct 20 OSPI at the UW Tacoma

                               CPL = Commissioner of Public Lands
                               OSPI = Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
                               SOS = Secretary of State
2016 General Election Forums

The general election will be here soon, November 8. 
Learn more about the issues and candidates.

Oct. 6, Kitsap County Commissioners Chambers
619 Division St, Port Orchard
26th Legislative District
  Position 2: Michelle Caldier and Randy Spitzer, 5:30 p.m.
35th Legislative District
  Position 1: Dan Griffey and Irene Bowling, 6:30 p.m.
  Position 2: Drew C. MacEwen and Craig Patti, 7:45 p.m

Oct. 17, Norm Dicks Center, 345 6th St, Bremerton
Kitsap County Commissioner, Position 2
  Christopher J. Tibbs and Charlotte Garrido, 6:30 p.m.
Kitsap Transit Passenger Only Ferry Investment Plan and Sales/Use Tax, 7:45 p.m.

Oct. 18, Poulsbo City Hall, 200 Moe St NE
Kitsap County Commissioner, Position 2
  Christopher J. Tibbs and Charlotte Garrido, 6:30 p.m.
23rd Legislative District, Position 1
  Sherry V. Appleton and Loretta Byrnes, 7:30 p.m. 

Oct. 24, Norm Dicks Center, 345 6th St, Bremerton
Kitsap County Superior Court Judge, Position 5
  Jeffrey P. Bassett and Dale A. Magneson, 6:30 p.m.
Kitsap Public Utilities District Commissioner, Position 1
  Debra Lester and John Armstrong, 7:45 p.m.