Category Archives: League of Women Voters

September 19 is National Voter Registration Day – Register at the Solano Mall!

League of Women Voters Solano County to register voters at Solano Mall

On September 19, 2023, a coalition of thousands of partners across the country will celebrate National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) with a coordinated democracy blitz aimed at getting every eligible American registered to vote in advance of local elections and next year’s presidential primaries.

League of Women Voters Solano County (LWVSC) is proud to be a National Voter Registration Day partner. On September 19, they invite all non-registered voters to stop by the LWVSC table at the Solano Health Hub in Solano Mall between 11 am and 3 pm to register. Please bring a California Driver’s License/ID card and social security number to fill out the form. Members will be there to help if there are questions about registration status and provide information on voting and future issues.

First organized in 2012, NVRD is the nation’s largest, nonpartisan civic holiday dedicated to celebrating our democracy by registering to vote as many eligible Americans as possible. Since that first 2012 celebration, the holiday has helped more than 5 million Americans register to vote through the collective efforts of thousands of volunteers, nonprofit organizations, businesses, schools, libraries, election officials, and friends just like you from all over the country. Thousands of national, state, and local organizations and volunteers will be the driving force behind National Voter Registration Day 2023.

With this year’s holiday being the last National Voter Registration Day before voters in all 50 states, D.C., and U.S. territories head to the polls for the presidential primaries, there’s no time like the present to get every eligible American registered to vote.

The civic holiday’s website,, provides a listing of National Voter Registration Day events across the country. It also includes comprehensive and state-specific resources on all things voter registration and voting more generally.

For more specific information about voter registration in Solano County, including whether they are registered, where they can go to register, or how they can register via mail or online, people can go to

For inquiries about LWVSC’s National Voter Registration Day activities, please contact Craig Paterson, Voter Services Chair, at

League of Women Voters of Solano County was first founded in Benicia in 2004 and in 2020 expanded to all of Solano County. Its membership includes over 130 members from Benicia, Cordelia, Dixon, Fairfield, Vallejo, Vacaville, Suisun City, and Rio Vista, reflecting the diversity of Solano County. You can contact them at or visit their website at

The National League of Women Voters was founded in 1920 and is a non-partisan organization of women and men that is community-based and organized at the local, state, and national levels. Its mission is to promote political responsibility through the informed and active participation of citizens in governance and to act on selected and studied common-good governmental issues and policies.

Training Workshop: Prepare to register Benicia youth to vote

Repost from a Gayle Vaughan email…

Training Workshop hosted by League of Women Voters Benicia

On March 12, the LWV Benicia is hosting a Youth Voter Registration workshop as the result of a grant they just won. The goal of the grant is to increase the voter registration numbers of high school seniors.

March 12, 2018
– Noon-2:30 PM
JFK Library, Joseph Room
505 Santa Clara St, Vallejo
[RSVP before March 8]

Attendees to the lunchtime training will learn how to use the League’s new power point presentation, how to teach nonpartisan voter rights information, and how to register others to vote.

The meeting will be held at JFK Library, Vallejo, from noon-2:30 in the Joseph Room. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP before March 8 to


Gayle Vaughan
LWV Benicia
Voter Service

Benicia League of Women Voters to host oil train forum, 9/17

Repost from the Benicia Herald
[Editor:  See also calendar of events on  – RS]

LWV to host oil train forum

By Nick Sestanovich, September 4, 2015

As they have for most issues du jour in Benicia, the local chapter of the League of Women Voters will open the floor this month on the subject currently foremost on residents’ minds.

These days, that can only mean one subject: Valero’s proposed Crude-by-Rail Project.

The controversial project will be the subject of a LWV informational forum on Sept. 17.

In 2012, Valero applied for a permit to have crude oil delivered by rail car into its refinery. The move prompted an outcry from some residents over potential environmental and safety concerns.

The matter is currently before the city Planning Commission. Public input is being accepted until Oct. 15 on the latest environmental review of the project.

The goal of the forum, LWV Treasurer Judy Potter said, is to provide clarity in a nonpartisan way on a crucial, complicated topic.

“We’re not planning to present a pro-and-con argument on the crude-by-rail issue,” Potter said. “We’ll just be providing general information on what it is, where we are and what the planning process is.”

She said the forum will feature an overview by featured speaker Leslie Stewart, an energy and air quality reporter for the LWV Bay Area Monitor. Planning, policies and regulation related to the transportation of petroleum and other hazardous materials, particularly as it relates to Benicia, will also be discussed.

“People have lots of questions about how this project, if approved, will impact our community and surrounding communities,” Potter said. “It’s an issue that’s fraught with strong opinions from both sides, so it’s important for the community to get as much information as possible.”

The Sept. 17 forum will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Southampton Swim Club, 10 Chelsea Hills Drive. It is free and open to the public.