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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

Voter Guides:

2016 General Election: Where, When & How to Vote in Kane County, Illinois

Are you registered? If you’re not sure, check your status at Kane County’s Voter Registration site See the locations and hours for Grace Period Registration and Early Voting at: http://www.kanecountyelections.org/guide.pdf See what the candidates had to say in response to our questionnaire leading up to our Candidate Forums:   Learn more about who is on your ballot…

Candidate Questionnaire from October 27, 2016 Forum

Candidates for the following contested races have been invited to participate: Election Day is November 8th; Early Voting Starts October 24th Campaign Policy Elections and voting are core concerns for the League of Women Voters. Year in and year out, Leagues are committed to providing fact-based information about issues and the positions candidates take on those issues to…

Candidate Questionnaire from October 6, 2016 Forum

Candidates for the following contested races have been invited to participate:   Election Day is November 8th; Early Voting Starts October 24th Campaign Policy Elections and voting are core concerns for the League of Women Voters. Year in and year out, Leagues are committed to providing fact-based information about issues and the positions candidates take on those issues…

Candidate Questionnaire from February 25, 2016 Forum

Candidates for the following contested primary races (Republican and Democrat) have been invited to participate:     Primary Election Day is March 15th; Early Voting Starts February 29th Campaign Policy Elections and voting are core concerns for the League of Women Voters. Year in and year out, Leagues are committed to providing fact-based information about issues and the…

How We Choose Our President: Primaries and Caucuses (Part 1)

Are you curious about what exactly “Primary Season” is? Well take a look at this fantastic nonpartisan explainer video made available by SeePolitical. It was produced in collaboration with students at the Otis College of Art and Design and their creative partner Imaginary Forces.

Upcoming 2013 Candidate Forums

Reservations are not required for any of these events, but clicking “attend event” will give you the option of adding the event to your calendar. Gail Borden Library Board & Elgin Township Board Candidate Forum Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Please contact Sigi if you can volunteer for this event….

Voter Guides for Area Congressional Districts

In partnership with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and other sister organizations across the collar county area (Suburban Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties), the League of Women Voters of the Elgin Area is participating in the It’s My Vote: I Will be Heard campaign. The target of this voter engagement campaign is Millennial women (ages 18…

Voter’s Guide: 2012 General Election Candidates

The LWVEA has compiled a summary of the upcoming election. To determine which offices are applicable for your address, look up your name and address at the Kane County Voter Information site. For further information or updates, please be sure to use the source links to the Kane County Elections site: Kane County Offices For Circuit…

Not Sure Where to Vote?

Kane County Polling Places Cook County Voter Information Additional Voter Information brought to you by the League of Women Voters: Vote 411

Elgin Mayoral Voters’ Guide for the 2011 Consolidated General Election

The LWV of the Elgin Area sent three questions to all candidates certified for the 2011 Elgin Mayoral Position. Candidates were requested to limit their response to 150 words in total, and we would not edit their answers. All candidates are listed in alphabetical order. The following are their replies.

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