LWVs of the Oneonta Area and the Cooperstown Area, NY

LWVs of the Oneonta Area and the Cooperstown Area, NY

The LWVs of the Oneonta Area and the Cooperstown Area, NY, worked with the Otsego County Board of Representatives to ensure fair and legal redistricting so all voters are equally represented. Two propositions were voted down and the last one was adopted without a vote by the citizens. The Leagues questioned this adoption with a petition (2245 signatures; only 905 were needed) that the County Board rejected. In a cooperative venture, League members and interested citizens have sued the County to accept this petition, asking for the present plan to be on the ballot in November. League membership is up, probably due to increased visibility.

–Contact: Margaret Winne, president of LWV of the Oneonta Area, NY, mwinne@wilbernet.net

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