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
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.
Why Kentucky Legislative Redistricting Matters to You
- Kentucky’s House and Senate members will soon redraw all federal, state and local government districts. Your elected officials will be impacted with many being reassigned to different areas or eliminated. Citizens need to choose who represents them, not the legislators.
- NCJW, Louisville Section and the Jewish Community Relations Council hosted a webinar in May 2021 featuring Dee Pregliasco, League of Women Voters Kentucky Vice-President, Redistricting Chair, who explained how redistricting Kentucky’s legislature districts affects Metro, State, and Federal elected officials., why it matters, and how people can voice their opinions.
- Watch the recording here
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.