The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Any person 16 and older may become a voting member of the League. Associate memberships (nonvoting) are also available for noncitizens and those younger than 16.
To become a member, contact your local league directly. If you're not sure which league to contact or there isn't one in your area, you can call, write, or e-mail the state office. Otherwise individuals may join as a Washington State Member at Large.
Membership dues vary from about $35 to $75. Dues for a second person at the same address are at a reduced rate. Scholarships are sometimes available.
Forming a New League
Starting a League can be one of the most rewarding endeavors for individuals and for a community. The formal League structure includes provisional Leagues (new Leagues working toward full recognition as local Leagues), local Leagues, Inter-League Organizations (ILOs), units of members-at-large (members living outside the area of any local League) organized by some local Leagues, state Leagues, and the LWV of the United States. Learn more about how to start a new League.
Become a Member at Large
If there is no Local League in your area, you may join the Washington State league directly as a Member at Large.
Jefferson County Unit-at-Large
the San Juans
the Spokane Area