LWV-MO Convention May 4-5 Weekend

The state League convention will be held on Saturday, May 4 to Sunday, May 5 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.
In addition to the important business of our organization, there will be guest speakers, workshops, the launch of our Oral History Project, presentation of Awards, a fun wine fundraiser, and, of course, a great opportunity to network with other “Leaguers” from around the state.
Official delegates from local League chapters will be joined by non-voting observers. If you are interested in attending in either capacity, please contact the president (or a co-president) of your local chapter.  The registration deadline is April 5.
While in Jefferson City, we have scheduled a guided tour of the old Missouri State Penitentiary, a fascinating place to explore. The tour is set for Friday, May 3, from 3-5 p.m. before the Convention officially begins on Saturday.
For more information on guest speakers, accommodations, planned activities and a printable registration form, see the 2nd Call To Convention 2013 .

Posted on February 24, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Emily Firebaugh

    I am looking for the history of registration. Did Missourians previously have to register by party affiliation? Thank you for any assistance. Emily Firebaugh

    • I’ve submitted your question to the state archives. They may take some time to answer, so I will also try to ask some of the older League members what they recall from personal experience.

    • From the research staff at the State Archives:

      A quick look at the statutes does not seem to indicate that Missourians were ever required to register to vote by party. Statewide voter registration didn’t occur until the late 1970s.

      Chapter 120.460 and 120.470 of the 1949 statutes indicate that in primary elections (except presidential which didn’t exist in MO until 2000), the voter had to be registered (if required in that jurisdiction) and known to affiliate with the party ticket he asked for in order to vote in that primary, or to swear an oath to support the party nominees in the following general election if challenged. I have attached a copy of that section of the statute, which is based off of the 1909 Primary Election law.

      (Let me know if you’d like me to upload that…)

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