local and grassroots-based

We serve the people of Bartlett, Carpentersville, Dundee, Elgin, Gilberts, Sleepy Hollow, and South Elgin.

political, not partisan

But being nonpartisan does not mean we lack opinions, or the willingness to express them.

educate and inform voters

in a factual and nonpartisan way

Upcoming LWVEA Events:


1 week ago

LWV of the Elgin Area
Happy Valentines Day AND Happy League of Women Voters Day! ❤️❤️

Happy Valentine's Day AND Happy League of Women Voter's Day! ❤️❤️February 14 isn't just Valentine's Day - it's also League of Women Voters' Day! The League was founded by suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt on February 14, 1920, at Chicago's own Congress Hotel. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

LWV of the Elgin Area
Kane County Clerk, Sheriff, County Board Districts 9 and 23

Learn more about the candidates running in the Primary for Kane County Clerk, Kane County Sheriff, and for the Kane County Board Districts 9 and 23! Get there at 6:30 for a "Meet and Greet." The forum itself will start at 7.
Bring a friend!

Kane County Clerk, Sheriff, County Board Districts 9 and 23Feb 27, 6:30pmDundee Township Rakow Senior Center, 665 Barrington Ave., Carpentersville, IL 60110 (Behind Dundee Township Fitness Center)The LWV of the Elgin Area Rutland-Dundee Townships Committee cordially invites you to participate in a moderated Candidate Forum for the candidates running in the Primary for Kane County Clerk, Sheriff, County Board Dist. 9, and County Board Dist. 23.

During the first half hour, voters will have the opportunity to talk informally to the candidates in a "Meet and Greet" before the Forum begins promptly at 7 pm.

Candidates for the following contested races have been invited to participate:

Kane County Clerk
• Stanton J. "Stan" Bond (Party: Rep)
• John A. "Jack" Cunningham (Party: Rep)

Kane County Sheriff
• Donald E. Kramer (Party: Rep)
• Kevin Tindall (Party: Rep)
• Ron Hain (Party: Dem)
• Willie M. Mayes, Sr. (Party: Dem)

Kane County Board District 9
• Tom Koppie (Party: Rep)
• Connie Von Keudell (Party: Rep)

Kane County Board District 23
• Jim Patrician (Party: Rep)
• Jonathan E. Radke (Party: Rep)

The Primary Election is March 20th.

Candidate Forum - Rules & Guidelines
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan, issue-oriented political organization that holds voter education as a primary mission. This is why the League sponsors forums such as this. We must abide by certain rules to respect the impartiality of the organization and the event. We do not endorse or recommend candidates for office and we are neutral with regard to the candidates who are the focus of this forum. Filming, other than by the League or its partners is not allowed.

· The League is not responsible for the accuracy of statements made by the candidates.
· The candidates will be requested to address a specific question(s) in their opening remarks.
· Audience questions will be written and collected by League members. Questions are to address issues, not personalities. The League reserves the right to screen questions.
· Please write only one question per card, and there may not be time for all questions.
· Time limits for candidate responses will be enforced.
· No campaign buttons, or the like will be allowed in the forum.
· Audience will remain silent and in their seats during the forum.
· Audience will not be permitted to respond in any audible way to the candidates.
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