EPS School Referendum Election on May 11th

On May 11th there will be a special school referendum to support Edina Public Schools. There are two items on the ballot: renewing the 10-year technology levy and approving a facilities bond. The League of Women Voters Edina (LWVE) supports a system of excellence in Edina’s public schools which is characterized by an adequate combination of both state and local revenue. LWVE is urging you to get informed and to Vote Yes and Yes on these critical funding issues. If the levy renewal does not pass, $6.5 million will be cut from the EPS budget in the first year alone. Cuts of this magnitude would have a devastating impact on every school in our community. You can find more information at Vote Yes EPS website and the Edina Public School website.

EPS Referendum Early Voting Open Now

What can you do? Make a plan to vote, then go VOTE YES. You can vote today through May 11th (hours and location are on the City of Edina website, EPS website, or voteYesEPS.com). We ask you to put this at the top of your To-Do List. Supporting our kids and the future of our schools for the next 10 years needs to be a priority. Schedule time with a partner or a friend, head to the polls together, and Vote YES and YES.

Your vote matters and our community deserves to hear your voice. This decision could greatly impact our public schools - LWVE urges you to make a plan to VOTE on or before May 11th.

Important voting details for the Special May 11th Election:

Early Voting at Edina City Hall has Started: Note that you can early vote at Edina City Hall Monday through Friday from March 26th to May 7th from 8AM to 4:30PM, on Saturday, May 8th from 10AM to 3PM, and Monday, May 10th from 8AM to 5PM.

Edina City Hall is not a polling place on Election Day (May 11) and if you plan on voting on Election Day you should vote at your regular polling place that can be found here: Election Day Voting

Edina Public School Town Hall

LWV Edina and the City of Edina facilitated a discussion of the proposed Edina Public Schools technology levy and bond issue on April 7, 2021. If you missed it, you can now view the presentation on the Youtube channel of the City of Edina.

Screen capture photo of six people in an online meeting

Fair and Accurate Elections Webinar

LWVMN sponsored the event How We Know 2020 Elections Were Fair and Accurate with Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon. LWV Edina was one of the co-sponsors. If you missed it, you can now view the webinar on LWVMN YouTube channel. It took place on Thursday, March 18, 2021, was hosted by LWVMN President Michelle Witte, and features other Minnesota election officials. It was a great and informative presentation.

LWVE and Racial Justice

One of the goals of the League of Women Voters Edina is to advocate and participate in local action to eradicate discrimination and systemic racism. To that end, we have formed the Racial Justice Action Committee, which has three subcommittees, each with a specific focus  to engage our membership and the community. We will be publishing updates to this website as we do our work. Please check the RACIAL JUSTICE page often!