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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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Primary Election: March 19, 2024

Key Dates:

  • 02/20/24 - In-person voter registration closes
  • 03/03/24 - Last day to register to vote by online application
  • 03/04/24 - First day of early voting for most locations (check your county website)
  • 03/14/24 - Last day to request a mail ballot (applications now being accepted)
  • 03/18/24 - Last day of early voting
  • 03/19/24 - Last day mail-in ballots may be postmarked is ELECTION DAY
For detailed information about voting in the upcoming Primary Election, click HERE.
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The League of Women Voters of Illinois has issued a warning about a voter registration scam. Click for more information.
The League of Women Voters of Illinois has issued a warning about a voter registration scam. Click for more information.

Voter Registration Scam

We have recently been alerted about a voter registration scam. Some Illinois residents have received a text which includes the recipients’ home addresses, and asks them to click a link to confirm their registration status and/or register to vote. 


We have confirmed with the Illinois State Board of Elections that it does not send requests for your personal information. Please alert your communities: Do not click on links, return calls, or provide personal, banking or account information to anyone who reaches out to you unexpectedly! That includes calls, texts and emails. Instead, look up the company/agency online and follow up using verified contact information you looked up yourself.


Join Vicki Martin

LWVPA Book Club Facilitator


for a discussion of

How to Know a Person

by David Brooks


Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 11:30 am
Emmett's Brewing Co., 110 N. Brockway St., Palatine
[order from regular menu; separate checks]

A practical, heartfelt guide to the art of truly knowing another person in order to foster deeper connections at home, at work, and throughout our lives—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Road to Character and The Second Mountain.




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

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Missed one of our events?
Watch videos of our past programs and candidate forums.


Learn More About Affordable Housing in our Area

Housing Matters: The Importance of Stable, Affordable Housing for Communities and What You Can Do

Learn the difference between Fair Housing, Low Income Housing and Affordable Housing, why you should care about it, and what strategies can be employed for increasing and preserving the affordable housing stock in your community.
This program took place on 10/13/2021.

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Watch an Important Video About Voting Rights

Voting Rights: Bringing History Up to Date with a Focus on Illinois

Ami Gandhi and Clifford Helm of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights discuss how voting rights have expanded and narrowed over the last 60+ years, where those rights stand today, and options for action both in Illinois and nationally. This program took place on 11/16/2021.

Watch the Video

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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.