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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.

Links to YouTube recordings of meetings

"LWVH May 24 2018 Congressional Primary Democratic Debate"

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.

Our Brochure


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; Health: Valerie King; Government: Ann Sandford and Cathy Peacock; Membership: Vicki Umans and Joanne Samborn; Natural Resources: Joanne Samborn, Chair Pro-Tem; Publicity: Arlene Hinkemeyer; Judy Samuelson Special Events: Joanne Samborn and Ginny Porveromo; Voter Services: Anne K. Marshall and Barbara McClancy; Voter Design/Production Head: Bruce McGowan; Advertising Manager, Cathy Peacock. Webmaster: Judy Samuelson

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

Guests enjoy Joy Cordery's rose garden
The Special Events committee organized a fundraiser in the lovely rose garden of a member. Guest speaker Harvey Feinstein entertained and informed about roses.

Public Activities

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

2018 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

At our May 2018 Annual Meeting, the membership adopted these as our local programs

"Positions Reaffirmed in 2018"

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.

Panel of soldiers at November 2013
November 2013 panel of female soldiers discussed women in the military

Board of Directors 2018 - 2019

LWVH Board as of Jan. 2019

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.

Off-Board Advisors: Valerie King, Health Committee; Ann Sandford, Govt. Committee

Co-Presidents with Honorary Member Dottie Simons
Co-Presidents Berk and Samuelson thanked Dottie Simons [center]for allowing us to have our 2014 holiday party at Dodds & Eder

Minutes from Annual Meetings

Non-Partisan Policy, Bylaws