The League of Women Voters (LWV) is a nonpartisan national organization whose purpose is to promote informed, active participation in government, increase understanding of public policy issues and influence public policy through education and advocacy. Since its inception, the LWV has never endorsed or opposed political parties or candidates.
The League of Women Voters US formed in 1920 when women won the right to vote by passage of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution. It's mission was to educate the newly enfranchised women voters and help them make informed ballot choices. In 1939, three Florida Leagues (Winter Park, Winter Haven and St. Petersburg) joined together to create the League of Women Voters of Florida (LWVFL).
This year (2018) marks 79 years that the LWVFL and your local Leagues have carried on that mission by producing nonpartisan election information for voters. We invite you to check out this year’s new and improved Pinellas County Voter Guide to learn about the candidates and issues on your ballot!
The Leagues of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area and North Pinellas County support the services of the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections by offering voter registration at organizational meetings, community events, residential living communities, and other venues. The League also conducts candidate forums prior to each election. If you’re interested in hosting one, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.