Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.
The League of Women Voters of Lexington, KY is the local chapter of a national nonpartisan political organization that works to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government.
The League of Women Voters of Lexington strives to provide a service to our community of citizens. We work to educate people on the importance of voting, addressing voter issues and barriers to free and fair elections. Our programs are expanding, following the interests of new and existing members.
The LWV provides a fair, structured format for candidates to share their ideas and stances with the voting public.
Throughout the year the League identifies concerns in the community, then invites local experts to discuss the issue, stimulate a conversation and inform potential actions.
The League provides voter registration at various community centers, festivals, living facilities and other events and spaces.
Volunteers attend government and community meetings to ensure transparency in decision-making.
Each year the League sponsors an essay contest to challenge local high school students to write thoughtfully about issues related to voting and other topics of public policy.
Within minutes of becoming a citizen, the League is there to help our country's newest citizens take the first step in their civic responsibilities: registering to vote!
Whether it is the challenge of partisan-drawn voting districts or the obstacles faced by ex-felons seeking to regain their civil rights, the League works to identify barriers to a working democracy. Every citizen deserves to have their voice heard and to have fair representation in government.
“The essay contest inspired me to think critically about my democracy in a way that I had never had to before. Not only was I led to examine the problems facing our society today, I was also forced to confront my own responsibility to be proactive and promote real journalism and civic engagement.
I realized that it’s up to us, the citizens, to be aware of what is happening in our government, and to that end was delighted to become more involved with the League and learn about all the steps we can take to support our democracy."
—Sadie Bograd, League member since 2017
There are various ways that you can support the mission of the League of Women Voters! We welcome time, talent and donations!
Not sure if you are ready to join? We welcome people to volunteer (candidate forum, voter registration, naturalization ceremony, or observer corps) as a way to meet other members and see first hand what the League is accomplishing in your community!
Join the League
Become a member of the League of Women Voters, the organization that fought for women's suffrage and continues to advocate for voter rights. It is not just for women!
Have you been wanting to get more involved with what is happening in the world, but don't know where to start? Check out our volunteer opportunities that only take an hour or two!
Make a Donation
Your contribution helps the League provide candidate forums and other voter outreach activities in Lexington.