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Membership in the League of Women Voters, 100 years strong, will add your voice to empower voters and defend democracy in the oldest voting rights organization in the country. Our effective nonpartisan grassroots advocacy has altered the landscape of local, state, and national policy.

We invite you to join the League of Women Voters of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Area. Everyone, age 16 and older, is welcome! We are a group of women and men committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Our volunteers work year-round to register Lake County voters, host civic education activities and nonpartisan candidate debates and forums, provide voters with timely dissemination of voter registration and election information, and encourage the training of poll watchers and election judges.
  • As a League, our members increase the understanding of public policy issues through in-depth program, advocacy, and action on current issues at the community, state, and national levels. We seek transparency in government through observation and study of local government entities.

Benefits of Membership

  • Membership with the League of Women Voters of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Area includes regional, state, and national memberships (at no additional cost), offering you multiple options to raise your voice in service of the issues you care about.
  • Gain opportunities to meet others interested in empowering voters and defending democracy through nonpartisan fellowship focused on engaging citizens and seeking a more responsive, transparent government.
  • Receive current information through email, newsletters and publications about key issues at the local, state, and national level.
  • Join an in-depth and objective study group focusing on issues that may result in understanding, and may change and/or shape public policy.
  • Participate in discussions on a broad array of issues and concerns by joining a committee or simply attending a meeting and listening to different views and perspectives. You choose your level of engagement.
  • Discover new interests and meet new people through social activities (in-person and virtually) throughout the year.
  • Contribute valuable service to your community in the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Area. Community service hours are available for student members.
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If you have any questions about joining our League or would like to request a paper membership form, please contact the Membership Director by clicking on the link below!

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Apply for an “Open Door Membership” Grant

Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy. That is the mission of our League. Because participation is key to this mission, we strive to keep our membership dues as low as possible. As an inclusive organization,  we understand that our dues can be a hurdle for some potential or current members.

If you find the current membership fee is a financial hardship, you may be eligible for a free membership grant. Simply contact the Membership Director for more information.

Consider Making a LWVIL Education Fund Donation That Directly Benefits Our League

All League efforts require resources. Your donation to the LWVIL Education Fund will allow our own League to offer enhanced member events and educational programming that further our dual mission of “Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.”

Of the basic $75 membership dues to these national and state Leagues, our local League retains only $9 per member for local voter services, member events and educational programming. Contributions to LWVIL Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation that will be retained solely by our League and allow us to provide additional resources and opportunities for civic engagement and education in our community.

All donors to the LWVIL Education Fund will be provided with a receipt for tax purposes.
Click here to donate to the Education Fund