Making Democracy Work

Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, multipurpose organization of women and men that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences policy through education and advocacy. The League does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. We do provide a forum where all candidates to an office can state their own positions.

2019 Voters Guide

General Election is November 5, 2019.


Find voting information plus read about your state-wide and state level candidates here. Please send corrections and inquiries to

Go directly to your Mississippi ballot:

County Level Candidates - please search your county online for sample ballot

State Convention Held in Jackson June 7-8, 2019

Immediate past presidents l-r Mary Ann Everett & Carolyn Townes with member Barbara Powell (last office: Jackson president)

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Positiions Remain Open

2019-2020 State Officers will take office July 1 and seek to fill the following positions that remain open after convention:

First VP/Membership

Nominations Chair and 2 nominations committee members: responsible for finding members willing to take positions on state board.

Nominees must be voting members of the LWVMS and will hold office for two years. Any voting member can submit a nomination. All LWVMS members, who are current in their membership dues, are considered voting members. Please contact your local president if interested.

All Officers and Board of Directors must participate in four regular meetings each year. Participation may be via conference telephone or similar.

Pine Belt's Catherine Cotton, Ph.D., elected to LWVUS Board of Directors/Trustees

Jackson, MS + The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) held its 53rd National Convention June 28 + July 1, 2018, in Chicago, IL. Founded in Chicago in 1920, the League of Women Voters is active in all 50 states with more than 750 chapters across the county and is open to women and men.

Delegates voted on the priorities that the national organization should focus on for the next biennium. The Campaign for Making Democracy Work® includes ensuring a free, fair, and accessible electoral system for all eligible voters by focusing on Voting Rights, Improving Elections, and advocacy for the National Popular Vote Compact, Campaign Finance/Money in Politics, and Redistricting.

During Convention, Hattiesburg's Catherine Perry Cotton was elected to the LWVUS Board of Directors/Trustees. Catherine Perry Cotton, Ph.D, has a distinguished career in education where she has held teaching and administrative positions that include academic and research positions. As a League member, her emphasis is to build and support viable community coalitions that empower all citizens beginning with the education and voter registration of those at the high schools, colleges, and universities. Currently, Catherine serves as the Treasurer in a new League of Women Voters chapter in the Pine Belt region. Dr. Cotton was instrumental in securing millions of dollars in state, federal, and private foundation funding supporting curriculum development, teacher education, technology innovations and workforce development. Her numerous leadership roles include the Mississippi Academy of Sciences, Humanities Council, and Nature Conservancy Boards. Cotton received her B.A. in Mathematics; M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from West Virginia University; and Ph.D. from The University of Southern Mississippi in Science Education with areas in mathematics and educational research.


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