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Tuesday Topics–

Department of Corrections Director to Speak

Brian Cole, director of the Shawnee County Department of Corrections, will give an update on the department at the League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County’s Tuesday Topics meeting beginning at 12 p.m., Tues., Sept. 3, at the Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Lunch will be available for $10 at 11:30 a.m. This month marks Tuesday Topics return to its fall and winter location, the public library at 10th and Lane.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization with the goal of empowering citizens to actively participate in their government at the local, state and national levels. Both men and women are welcome to join the League to participate in its volunteer activities.

Vicki Arnett, President


 August 2019 

The President’s Perspective

Vicki Arnett, Chapter President

Note: No August Primary in Shawnee County

As many LWVTSC members know by now, for the first time in forty years, there will be no primary election in Topeka/Shawnee County in August of this year. In order to have a primary in a local non-partisan election, no less than three candidates must file for the office. There will be races on the ballot in November. There are several offices which have no candidate. When no candidates file, the governing body must appoint someone to the office. Appointments erode the electoral process, negatively impacting public trust in the democratic process. This, in turn, diminishes voter turnout.  Read more about other league activities and news from our President


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The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles:

  • Voters Services/Citizen Education: We present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues.
  • Action/Advocacy: We are also nonpartisan; but after study we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.

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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We do not support nor oppose any political party or candidate.