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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:
Ranked Choice Voting

Tuesday, July 9, 2024
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Schaumburg Central Library - Rasmussen Room
130 South Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193

More Information and Registration

The Schaumburg Library and the League of Women Voters will be hosting FairVote Illinois as they lead us in an interactive presentation on Rank Choice Voting. They will be going over the basics of what it is and leading us in a tasty exercise to show us how it works. As part of the program guests will be offered the opportunity to practice rank choice voting on 4 kinds of pizza - cheese, pepperoni, sausage, and veggie.

You can choose to attend this program in-person or watch online on Zoom. Please indicate your preference when registering. Guests who register and join us for the in-person session will have pizza provided to them! Guests who register for the Zoom link only will still be able to participate in the exercise, but without the pizza.

LWVPA at the Schaumburg Juneteenth Event!

Saturday, June 22, 2023

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Harper College

The Kenneth Ender Pavilion

1200 W. Algonquin Rd. Palatine


Visit the League of Women Voters of the Palatine Area booth at Schaumburg's Juneteenth event and enjoy community fun while commemorating this important date in history!


No registration is needed. Just stop by!

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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

More information and registration



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.

Watch the Video

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

Make a difference in your community:
Become a part of the League of Women Voters of the Palatine Area!

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