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Thank you for visiting the website of the League of Women Voters of Kalamazoo Area and its Calhoun County Geographical Unit. We hope you will join us in our commitment to MAKING DEMOCRACY WORK.
League of Women Voters Mission Statement
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Please join us during our Virtual Candidate Forums as we hear candidates answer questions and share their visions for Kalamazoo! City Commissioner Candidate Forum: 5pm Thursday September 23 | Mayoral Candidate Forum: 5pm September 30 . Download…
Visit https://vote411.org to view “What’s On Your Ballot.” Create a Sample Ballot, and find important election information and deadlines. Printed Voter Guides, by the League of Women Voters, will be also available at locations throughout the County.…
On September 14th, new voting rights legislation was proposed in the United States Senate. This legislation known as the John Lewis Voter Advancement Act passed the US House earlier. The bill — also known as the Freedom To…
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How Your Donation Supports Our Work
Our volunteers work year-round to register new voters, host community forums and provide voters with election information they need. We engage at the national, local, and state levels on legislative priorities and efforts to improve our elections and protect our democracy.
Interested in Joining Us? Membership is open to anyone age 16 and over. A member of the League of Women Voters of Kalamazoo Area is automatically a member of the League of Women Voters of Michigan and the League of Women Voters of the United States, and receives publications from all three.
VOTE411 and THE VOTER GUIDE
Get the Election Information You Need before you vote! VOTE411.org is a “one-stop-shop,” for nonpartisan election-related information. Funded by the League of Women Voters Education Fund, Vote411.org provides local, state and national election information.
Find out “What’s On Your Ballot,” learn where candidates running for office in your community stand on the issues, build a printable Sample Ballot, and find Polling Place information, Debate and Forum dates and links, all from the Vote411 dashboard.
LWVKA contributes local information to Vote411 and also produces a printed Voter Guide during general elections, which is offered free to Kalamazoo County residents. The Voter Guide provides a print version for many of the elected positions including candidate bios and answers to questions relevant to the positions they seek, as well as important local and state election-related information. Watch this space for The Voter Guide (generally published prior to General Elections.) Read Past Issues of the Voter Guide.
How to Use Vote411
Watch this Video in Spanish:
VOTE411: La información electoral que tú necesitas Video
Congratulations to the Greater Grand Rapids Area Geographical Unit!
LWVMI has approved the application of the Greater Grand Rapids Area Geographical Unit to
move from LWVKA mentorship to a Member-At-Large (MAL) under LWVMI!