Leaguers in the Library
The Registration Committee decided to partner with the Enoch Pratt Free Library system in a program called Leaguers in the Library.
The goal/purpose of Leaguers in the Library is to ensure voter information and voter registration is more local and accessible. Of the 21 Enoch Pratt Free Library Branches, 12 expressed definite interest in having someone from the LWV available and visible within their branch. Ultimately the goal is registering first time Baltimore City Voters. In addition, we are there to answer questions (Can I vote if I have a felony conviction? - Yes. Can I vote if I am unhoused? - Yes. Do I have to wait until I am 18 to register to vote? - No.) and promote the LWV as a resource for voter information.
Currently we are up and running in 9 libraries and still recruiting volunteers for the Orleans St., Pennsylvania Ave and Walbrook branches. Volunteers tend a table for 2 hours in March, April, May, and June in preparation for the July primary and November general election. We provide forms, signage, and our smiling faces; the library provides a space, a table and marketing.
This is a long-range project and hopefully before the Presidential elections of 2024, we will be in all 21 branches on a monthly (maybe even a weekly) basis and communities will know that they can register to vote at their local library. Project lead and volunteer, Paige Bacon-Ortiz, is in contact with other local organizations to recruit volunteers to join us in this effort.
Please contact Paige Bacon-Ortiz with any questions and to volunteer.