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The League of Women Voters of the Palatine Area, serving the Barrington area, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, and Schaumburg, encourages informed and active participation in government, and works to influence public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to all persons sixteen years of age and older.

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"We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate."
Attributed to Thomas Jefferson

An important election is coming up on November 5, 2024. Make sure you are one of the people whose voice is heard.

Check your registration and/or register to vote.

Click HERE for detailed voting information.


Civic Awareness Series:
The Role of the National Convention in Shaping Voters' Behavior

Tuesday, August 13, 2024
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Schaumburg Central Library - Rasmussen Room
130 South Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193

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Explore the evolutionary processes for the national convention for the major political parties in the US. There will be a historical examination of how national conventions influence voters’ behavior, nominating the candidate officially for the presidential election, and forming the party agenda. The lecture will also explain the political oligarchy and the activists for each party and how they influence the nomination procedures. Finally, there will be an explanation for the media's power in shaping the candidates' nominations and presenting them to voters.

The Civic Awareness Series is a program brought to you by the Schaumburg Library in partnership with the League of Women Voters of the Palatine Area. You can choose to attend this program in-person or watch online on Zoom. Please indicate your preference when registering.

Join LWVPA Book Club Facilitators Marilyn McCarty-Fulton, Lana Brozik and Mary Pat Fontana

for a discussion of

The Women
by Kristin Hannah

Tuesday, July 23, 2024
10:00 AM
Palatine Public Library

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Learn about this increasingly popular voting system that allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference. Listed below are links to information about ranked choice voting.

In a typical year, LWV of the Palatine Area:

  • Sponsors or co-sponsors numerous candidate forums
  • Holds voter registration drives in a wide variety of locations
  • Hosts or co-hosts public programs related to the environment, voting, immigration, criminal justice, election issues and other important topics
  • Hosts books discussions, field trips and social events
  • Works to improve our democracy by contacting legislators, writing postcards and letters, and joining rallies

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The League of Women Voters of the Palatine Area is a nonpartisan political organization and does not support any political party or candidate.