Making Democracy Work

About the League of Women Voters

Mission and Roles

The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences pubic policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose candidates or political parties.

The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles.

  • Voter Services and Education: we present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues.

  • Issues and Advocacy: we are also nonpartisan, but, after study, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.


The LWVSSMC bylaws are updated and printed in our Membership Roster periodically. View or download current bylaws

To conduct our voter service and citizen education activities, we use funds from the League of Women Voters Education Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization. The League of Women Voters, a membership organization, conducts action and advocacy and is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) corporation.

Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities.

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