New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele will speak about state election reforms and other issues at the annual League of Women Voters of the Hamptons meeting at the Water Mill Community House on Sunday, May 5, at 2 PM.
Thiele will explain the details of the new combined federal and state primary day on June 25, the new early voting and electronic poll book procedures before the November 5 general election, and pre-registration of 16 and 17-year olds (the latter not going into effect until January 1, 2020). He will also discuss other reforms passed by the legislature.
The League of Women Voters event will also include the presentation of the Betty Desch Student Leadership Award, a $1000 scholarship, to Lindsay Rongo, a senior at Westhampton Beach High School. The meeting will also introduce Brody Eggert and Kendall Stedman, two East Hampton High School students who have been awarded trips to the NYS League Education Foundation’s annual “Students Inside Albany” conference from May 19 through May 22.
The keynote address will be followed by the league’s annual business meeting, which will include the election of officers for the next year.
Information on the league is available by phone at 631-324-4637 or on its website, www.lwvhamptons.org.