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Welcome to the League of Women Voters
of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Area

 Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

For More Than 100 Years.

Upcoming Events

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Calling High School Juniors and Seniors!!!


 Are you, or do you know, a high school Junior or Senior interested in   public service and government?
 Are you interested in how our elections function? Are you looking for   community service hours?
 Are you looking to bolster your college applications?

Become an Election Judge and serve Lake County!

To be an Election Judge, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be currently enrolled in a Lake County public or private high school
  • Provide written permission from a parent or guardian and principal
  • Have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Satisfactorily complete the election judge training
  • Meet all other qualifications of an election judge

For more information, please see or contact the Lake County Clerk’s office at 847.377.2408 or by email at

Click Here for Our $5.00 Student Membership

Election News

We are proud and pleased to be hosting Candidate Forums for the local contested races.
We provide forums so that residents can learn about the candidates’ positions on the topics they care about.

Lake Forest Mayoral  Candidate Forum
March 16, 7:30 pm at Lake Forest High School Auditorium
Prue Beidler, Paul Hamann, Stanford “Randy” Tack
All candidates have been invited to participate.

Lake Bluff Park District and Lake Bluff Elementary School District 65 Candidate Forum
March 12, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Lake Bluff Middle School  
Park Board Candidates: 
Jennifer Beeler, Don Fawcett, Paul Greenfield, Emily Lane, Rich Martin, Constance McCabe
School Board Candidates:
Laine Bennett, Laura Breakstone, Andy Duran, Anne Hill 
All candidates are being invited to participate

We will be soliciting questions for our forums from the community.
Our forums will be moderated by a trained League member who lives outside the voting district
and has no interest in the outcome.
The League of Women Voters neither supports nor opposes any  candidates.

Election Day, Tuesday, April 4
Local in person early voting begins March 20

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

LWV-LF/LB Response to
November 9, 2022 Lake Forest Caucus Vote  

Letter to LF Caucus

Click Here to Read the Letter including Addendum

The following Letter to the Editor was published in
The Lake Forester on Thursday, January 5, 2023 

Who We Are and What We Do

The League of Women Voters believes responsible government should be responsive to the will of the people, promote the conservation and development of natural resources in the public interest, share in the solution of economic and social problems that affect the general welfare, promote a sound economy, maintain an equitable and flexible system of taxation, and adopt domestic policies that facilitate the solution of international problems.

Voter information, education, registration, and support for voters.
Observation and study of local governmental entities. Issue-based advocacy in our community, in Illinois, and in Washington D.C.
Nonpartisan sponsorship of candidate debates and forums.
In-depth education about current issues facing voters in local, state, and national elections.