The League of Women Voters invites all residents to drop by the LWV Booth at the Montgomery County Fair July 18-24.

Information will be available about voting, voter registration, and contacting governmental officials. Free copies of FOCUS and the 2014 Political Directory will be distributed.

The League believes government can work IF citizens are informed and involved. BE INFORMED by getting the facts, listen to different opinions, engage in civil discourse, communicate with elected officials and be aware of political party protectionism.

BE INVOLVED by voting! Are you eligible to vote? Applications to register to vote will be available at the LWV booth. You can register to vote in Indiana if you are a United States citizen, will be 18 years old by the time of the general election and a resident of your precinct in Indiana for at least 30 days prior to the election.

"Vote: A Step by Step Guide to Voting and why you should vote on election day" will be distributed as well as palm cards "5 Things You Need to Know on Election Day" and "3 Ways to Make Voting a Breeze." Encourage friends, family to vote and protect the right of all citizens to vote.

Copies of the League's "Governmental Directory for Crawfordsville and Montgomery County 2014" will be distributed. This handy pamphlet contains a wealth of information for Montgomery County residents about town, city, township, and county elected and appointed officials, boards, commissions and councils. Also included are fire departments, town marshals, public libraries, public schools, maps, precincts and voting locations and more.

In addition, there is a section with contact information for the Governor and other state officials, members of the Indiana General Assembly, President of the United States, and our US Senators and Congressman.

Free copies of the 131 page FOCUS on Montgomery County will be distributed. This resource includes a history of Montgomery County, with special sections for Crawfordsville and the townships . "Montgomery County Today" provides information on agriculture, business and industry, economic development, geography philanthropic organizations, postal services, tourism and retail and banking.

Additional chapters relate to county government, city government, towns and townships, voting, courts, public safety, finances and taxes, planning and zoning, transportation, public utilities, public health, social services, education, parks, recreation, the arts and culture.

The League hopes you will stop by the LWV Booth at the County Fair for these materials and more information!

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan, multi-issue political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. All men and women are invited to join LWV where hands-on work to safeguard democracy leads to civic improvement. For information about the League, visit the website, send a message to LWV, POT Box 101, Crawfordsville, IN or