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Glen Ellyn civic groups to present panel on voting

GLEN ELLYN – The League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn and the Glen Ellyn Newcomers and Neighbors Club will present a community meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 on the importance of the local vote and the offices that residents vote for at the village, school board, library, park district, township and county levels.

The public is invited to the event in the Community Room at the Glen Ellyn Police Department, 65 S. Park Blvd. it also will be available as a live stream on the local League’s Facebook page.

Attendees will hear from leaders representing the Glen Ellyn Civic Betterment Party. Also speaking will be two political science professors from College of DuPage, offering additional perspective on local elections, voter turnout and recent trends. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation titled “Be Vocal. Vote Local. The Importance of Local Politics & Elections and Understanding the Civic Betterment Party.”

Participating speakers include the following.

• Civic Betterment Party: Barb Lemme and Steve Butkus. Both also serve on the CBP nominating committee.

• COD political science professors Mellisa Mouritsen and Bill Enright, an adjunct faculty member and a LWVGE member.

The Glen Ellyn Civic Betterment Party recruits potential candidates for Glen Ellyn village and library elected offices, mentors them about the duties of office and presents a slate of candidates at a village meeting. The winners go on to be on the ballot in consolidated elections. Attendees will have a chance to understand how local elections are conducted in Glen Ellyn, with the added perspective of political science professors.

For information, visit lwvge.org or facebook.com/LWVGE.

With nearly 200 members, the League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn is a nonpartisan political organization promoting voting rights, voter education and voting access. League membership is open to both men and women, as well as youth. For information, visit lwvge.org or contact Karin Daly at lwvge.comms@gmail.com or 978-760-0603.