Tag: Elections

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Blog Gary Zuckett April 25, 2018
New Election App Helps Voters Choose Candidates
On the first day of early voting, WV Citizen Action Education Fund (WV CAEF) is excited to announce a new resource for helping voters identify candidates and issues they support with a new, easy to use election app called BallotReady. BallotReady is a non-partisan civic engagement tool that enables users to find comprehensive ballot information for their own voting precinct. The tool displays candidate bios, stances, endorsements, and relevant news all in one place; and helps users to find their polling place, make a plan to vote, easily save, and be reminded of the information prior to and on Election Day. More
Issues: Civic EngagementElectionsVoting
Blog Julie Archer March 16, 2018
Two Constitutional Amendments Headed for the Ballot in November
During the 2018 legislative session, legislators approved resolutions putting two proposed constitutional amendments on the November 6 general election ballot. The Judicial Budget Oversight Amendment would amend the state constitution to give the Legislature oversight of the judiciary’s budget. The No Constitutional Right to Abortion Amendment is being deceptively explained as an effort to take away Medicaid funding for abortion, but aims to take away reproductive rights for women more broadly. More
Issues: ElectionsFair CourtsHealthcare
Blog WVCAEF March 4, 2018
Campaign Contributions: You, Too, Can Follow the Money
In what is now likely a familiar story to most reading this, Lissa Lucas was escorted from the House chamber after being called out of order for reading a list of campaign contributions that each of the committee members had taken from interests that stood to benefit from the bill before the committee. Lucas is a candidate running for a House seat in this election, but you don't have to be running for office to get access to the information on campaign donors— you can do it too. Try out one of these easy tools and take a look at the wealth of information they have on your legislators’ campaign contributions. More
Issues: DisclosureElectionsMoney In PoliticsVoting
Blog Julie Archer January 2, 2018
Be Registered & Be Ready to Vote: WV Voter Id Law Now in Effect
West Virginia's voter ID law went into effect on January 1, 2018. With many important races on the ballot this year, it's important to make sure you're registered to vote and ready to vote. This means making sure you have your ID, informing yourself about the issues and candidates, and last but not least, getting yourself to the polls. Learn more about the new law, and the various forms of photo and non-photo ID that will be accepted at the polls. More
Issues: ElectionsVoting
Blog WVCAEF December 18, 2017
New Report Details Who Pays for Judicial Elections
A new report from the Brennan Center for Justice and the National Institute on Money in State Politics finds that judicial integrity is increasingly under threat. A torrent of special interest money, often from secretive sources, is flooding state judicial elections. and West Virginia is no exception. The report is the only comprehensive look at all state supreme court elections in the latest cycle, 2015-16. More
Issues: DisclosureElectionsFair CourtsMoney In Politics
Blog Julie Archer October 11, 2017
Without Disclosure, We Don’t Know What Conflicts of Interest Our Judges Might Have
Without common-sense disclosure laws, anyone could end up across the courtroom from another other party who has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to a dark money group supporting the judge ruling on their case. And they wouldn't even have the information, to ask the judge to recuse himself or herself. More
Issues: DisclosureElectionsFair CourtsMoney In Politics
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