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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.


LWVPA 66th Annual Meeting

Sunday, June 2, 2024

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Bella Napoli Restaurant

1540 N. Roselle Rd.

Schaumburg, IL 60195

More information and registration

(Please note: Registration deadline is May 19.)


Join Jackie McGrath

LWVPA Book Club Facilitator

for a discussion of

The Keeper of Hidden Books

by Madeline Martin

Monday, May 20, 2024, 10:30 am

(location will be shared upon 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.

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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

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.