Welcome to the Home Page of the Shaker Heights chapter of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland.  You may join the League or renew your membership by mail or online using a credit card. Just click the “Join” link at the top of this page.


Verify and update your voter registration!

A voter roll purge in Ohio has removed many voters who have not voted since the last presidential election. Cuyahoga County residents can use this link (click here) to update their registration. Residents of other Ohio counties (click here).


 2016 General Election Calendar
Click here for a calendar detailing  the voter registration deadline election dates and early voting hours.


The Mayor’s Financial Task Force has recommended that the Shaker Library Board enter into negotiations to join the Cuyahoga County Library system. The Task Force functions to provide the Mayor with a community-wide perspective on financial issues. Read the report: Mayor’s Financial Task Force Report 8/29/16.


Coming Events:


Master Plan Community Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6-7:30 pm
Shaker Heights Middle School auditorium


The Shaker Heights Board of Education is convening a Master Plan Community Meeting. The focus of the discussion will be a proposal to finance several necessary preventive maintenance projects, technology and security enhancements, and to replace the current Shaker Middle School building.


If you want to learn the details of the Master Plan,  review the documents posted on the District’s Master Planning page. 


Election 2016:
Inform, Empower, Take Action

Tuesday, October 4

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Flora Stone Mather Center For Women, CWRU
10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106


Draw the Lines, Make the Rules
Author David Daley on the Gerrymandering of Ohio

Friday, Oct. 7
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Westshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard, Rocky River, OH 44116
co-sponsored with West Shore Social Action Committee


Author David Daley (Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy) explains why the gerrymander of 2010 and 2011 was different from any in modern political history — and how difficult it will be to undo in Ohio and states nationwide.


Northeast Ohio Public Policy Forum:

Sports Financing in Cleveland: What Will They Want Next?

Tuesday, October 11

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Lakewood (Main Branch) Public Library
15425 Detroit Ave., OH 44107


Panelists: Len Komoroski, CEO, Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena; Peter G. Pattakos, Lawyer, sports fan and vocal opponent of the “sin tax”

Moderator: Peter Krouse, Editorial Writer, Cleveland.com


Should the taxpayer be responsible for financing sports stadiums, training facilities, etc? That’s been the case in Cleveland. Is this right? Or should the owners of the teams be required to maintain the venues out of their own profits?
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With a crucial election coming up, it’s important to know about the candidates who will be asking for your vote!  Candidates from Ohio House Districts 6, 8, 9; Ohio Senate District 24 and Ohio Board of Education District 11 participated in a Candidates Forum co-sponsored by the LWV and the National Council of Jewish Women. Click here to listen to the candidates’ stances on issues that matter to you.


Video of the Regionalism and Shaker Heights Forum

Thank you to Judy Rawson, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, Mayor Earl Leiken, Hunter Morrison and Edward Krauss for their presentation of the benefits that Shaker Heights and Cuyahoga County can realize through regional pooling of resources. If you’d like to see the presentation Click here to watch the video.


Video of the Internet Bandwidth Forum 

Thank you to Lev Gonick, Deb Socia, Angela Siefer, Morris Wheeler, Patrick Holland and Craig Stout for educating us on the benefits of fiber optic broadband for Shaker Heights. If you weren’t able to attend the forum, here it is Click here to watch the video.


Video of The Van Aken Project in Shaker Heights

Thank you to Steve Litt, Mayor Earl Leiken, Luke Palmisano and Roby Simons for participating in a discussion of the Van Aken Development District. The city hopes the new district will add to the overall vibrancy of Shaker Heights – and to it’s tax base. If you missed it you can learn about the project and its proposed impact on the community. Click here to watch the video of the forum


For those who couldn’t make it, here is the speech Mayor Earl Leiken gave to the Shaker Chapter of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland. Click here



Election 2016 Voter Guides

Learn about the candidates and issues on YOUR BALLOT. The League of Women Voters has the information you need. We will be questioning the candidates in contested races and in some uncontested races. Visit Vote411.org.


Judicial Races:

Judge4Yourself.com and JudicialVotesCount.org. You’ll learn how the candidates are rated, how voting for judges works in Ohio, and much more.