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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization working to protect and expand voting rights and ensure everyone is represented in our democracy. We empower voters and defend democracy through advocacy and action. Through our activities in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County and surrounding counties, we make a positive difference in local and state government in North Carolina and in citizen participation in the issues that matter to individuals and our communities.

Empowering Voters The LWV makes voting easier through varied voter education programs:
  • Builds citizen participation in the democratic process.
  • Studies key community issues at all government levels in an unbiased manner.
  • Enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management.
There are many ways we do this, chiefly:
  • – LWV’s award-winning online voter education service where you can find out “what’s on my ballot?” and much more
  • Voter Registration – you’ll see us in the community helping citizens register to vote or update their voter registration information to participate in what’s important to them
  • Free and fair elections – activities to protect and expand access to elections and our government
Defending Democracy
  • Civics101 – our signature program promoting informed citizen engagement in local and state government
  • Citizen Education – unbiased information about elections, the voting process and issues in various forums
  • New Citizens – attendance at Citizenship Ceremonies in Charlotte-Mecklenburg to assist our newest citizens in registering to vote
Action and Advocacy

Engagement is Action!
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Charlotte Mecklenburg Positions

The League of Women Voters Charlotte Mecklenburg is engaged in a wide range of timely positions that affect public policy. For example, this past summer we encouraged our members to oppose the “Signature-Matching” proposal by the NC State Board of Elections. More than 8,000 public comments were raised to the NCBOE in opposition to the Signature-Matching proposal that would require election workers to compare the voter registration signatures against those on absentee ballots. Opponents view the proposal as potentially problematic for elderly and disabled voters, not to mention inviting human error.

Our Action Teams are the front lines of advocacy and action. The Action Team pages regularly announce “action alerts” for LWV members’ involvement and response.

Below are examples of positions that the League of Women Voters Charlotte Mecklenburg has taken in the past.

Climate Change


State and local Leagues, and individual League members, have a critical role to play in helping to limit future climate change and protect the planet.



Promote peace in an interdependent world by working cooperatively with other nations and strengthening international organizations.

Meeting Basic Human Needs


The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that one of the goals of social policy in the United States should be to promote self-sufficiency for individuals and families and that the most effective social programs are those designed to prevent or reduce poverty.



Promote an environment beneficial to life through the protection and wise management of natural resources in the public interest.



Promote an open governmental system that is representative, accountable and responsive.



Secure equal rights and equal opportunity for all. Promote social and economic justice, and the health and safety of all Americans.

United Nations


The League of Women Voters supports a strong, effective United Nations and endorses the full and active participation of the United States in the UN system.

The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue or advocates for a cause when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause. Positions result from a process of study, consensus is developed about the membership (national, state or local) and a consensus statement becomes the new position, which allows advocacy or action.