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About Us

Election Information, our mission, location, committees, board of directors, nonpartisan policy, our brochure

Our Mission

Our Mission

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Part of the pleasure of belonging to LWVH is participating as a group in community activities.

2020 Programs and Positions

"Programs" is a League term for the priorities or goals we will endeavor to advance. The first step is usually to assign to a related committee.

2014 program planning meeting
In January, members chose topics on which to focus

We are a political organization. Once a position has been studied and a resolution is voted upon, we advocate for that position. We never support or endorse a political party or candidate for elected office. These are items we endorse, but do not actively pursue until such time as the opportunity arises to work on. Positions are reviewed at every annual meeting to see if we still want to keep, update or eliminate.

2019 Programs

2019 Local Positions

The Hamptons

Windmills throughout the Hamtons remind us of our past

The Hamptons, on the East End of Long Island's South Fork, are comprised of the Towns of Southampton and East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York State. We are about 100 miles east of New York City on Long Island. Montauk Point is the eastern end of the Hamptons. We are also honored to have members who reside on the East End of the North Fork.

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons (LWVH) is a member of the Inter-League Organization (ILO) of Suffolk County. We are a 501(C)4 organization. The Education Fund is 501(C)3.

Our Brochure

Board of Directors 2020 -21

Board of Directors elected at May 2019 Annual Meeting

The Board of Directors meets at 2 p.m.on the first Wednesday of each month at the Southampton Community Center in Bridgehampton. Members and visitors are welcome.


Participation on a committee is strictly voluntary. Our committees offer a setting where you can get involved in the issues you're already interested in or choose a new interest -- from the environment to helping people register and vote to influencing health issues on the South Fork. League members enjoy the satisfaction of knowing their hands-on efforts help improve our quality of life and further democracy in action.

Committee Heads

Education: Judi Roth, Therese Wildrick; Health: Valerie King; Government: Ann Sandford and Cathy Peacock; Membership: Vicki Umans and Joanne Samborn; Natural Resources: Chair is open; Publicity: Arlene Hinkemeyer and Judy Samuelson; Special Events: Joanne Samborn and Ginny Poveromo; Voter Services: Barbara McClancy; Voter Design/Production Head: Bruce McGowan; Advertising Manager, Cathy Peacock; Webmaster: Judy Samuelson Off-Board Advisors: Valerie King, Health Committee; Ann Sandford, Govt. Committee

Joining a committee virtually assures the pleasure of working with informed, like-minded individuals and the knowledge that your precious time is well-spent.

Left: Voter Services Committee Thanks Ursula Lynch and Joanne Samborn

Honored at the LWV-Suffolk County post-election breakfast for their tireless work to inform and register voters in 2012

Public Activities

At the 2019 LWVNYS Convention the LWV-Hamptons was awarded the "Victoria Woodhull Get Out the Vote Award" for "the breadth and depth of [our] many projects and events..." noting our successful presentation of the 1st Congressional District Debate last Fall and the visibility gained from our public relations. This program also introduced Girl Scout troops to voting. We were also won an Honorable Mention for the "Anna Lord Strauss Membership Award".

Our 2015 Holiday Party was attended by elected officials as well as LWVH members

SH and EH Anti-Bias Task Forces
A July 2015 public meeting presented Anti-Bias Task Force representatives from both Towns

Our Dec. 8 2014 annual holiday party was enjoyed by all

LWVH co-sponsored a Congressional debate between Tim Bishop (right) and Lee Zeldin on Oct. 16, 2014

Our League enthusiastically participated in the third Annual NVRD on September 23 2014

Joanne Samborn
We registered voters at 12 locations on National Voter Registration Day 2014

Minutes from Annual Meetings

Non-Partisan Policy, Bylaws