Our Projects and Activities
In 2019, the LWVBC is focused on continued voter registration and education.
Our educational programs seek to provide the community with relevant, timely information about important issues.
WE NEED YOUR INPUT in selecting topics and planning these events!
LWVBC members conduct voter registration in a variety of locations prior to local, state, and federal primaries and elections. In particular, we register voters at Pellissippi State Community College and Maryville College each semester, and we offer voter registration at Blount County Public library periodically. We are also available to register voters for any group or event upon request.
In preparation for the November 2018 elections, the LWVBC co- hosted a U.S. Congressional District 2 Candidate Forum in April
2018 and a Tennessee State House, District 20 Candidate
Forum in October 2018. As 2020 approaches, we will continue to offer opportunities for voters to learn more about the issues and candidates.
Each Fall and Spring the LWVBC offers public informational/educational programs on current topics of interest. Some previous topics have been "Fake vs Real News", "The State of Children in Blount County", "Updates on Federal Healthcare Reform", and "Tennessee Legislative Updates", "Medicad Expansion in Tennessee", and the Status of Affordable Housing in Blount County.
"Every Vote Matters: Removing Barriers" featured
Dr. Katie Cahill, Associate Director of the Howard Baker Center at UTK
joined by Susan Hughes, Blount County Elections Administrator.
"Voter Registration Training" facilitated by Susan Hughes, Blount County Elections Administrator.
Materials from recent programs. Click on the image:
"Affordable Housing in Knox County" powerpoint:
"Fact Sheet on Housing in Blount County":
"Barriers to Voting" powerpt presentation by Baker Center, University of Tennessee:
Information about new Tennessee Voter Registration Law.