Voter Engagement

Voting and Judaism

Tzedek tzedek tirdof, or justice, justice shall you pursue — this is the guiding imperative of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). Our tradition teaches that we have an obligation to secure access to health care, welcome immigrants, care for those in poverty, ensure fair wages, and much more. We can impact the way the United States lives out these principles by voting.

Purpose of Committee  

To help ensure fair, informative, engaged, and safe voting policies and procedures to strengthen NCJW’s impact and engagement within the community. To know more about this committee and/or to join the Voting Committee please contact its Chairperson, Honi Goldman, at honigoldman@gmail.com.

Information to Know

Even though the Kentucky Primary Elections won’t be until next Spring (May 17, 2022), please keep the following in mind:

  • You may register to vote in Kentucky as a 17-year-old if you will be 18 years old on/by November 8, 2022 and you will be eligible to vote in the May Primary Election on May 17, 2022 
  • If you’ve recently moved to Kentucky, you can also register to vote now
  • If you’re already registered to vote, make sure your information is correct in the system
  • Kentucky has closed primaries, meaning a person can only vote in their choice of political party. If you would like to change your designated party, it must be done before December 31, 2021.

More information can be found at govoteky.com or by calling your local County Clerk’s office

National NCJW voting endeavors can be found here.