Making Democracy Work

Because Democracy Is Not A Spectator Sport

The League of Women Voters of Detroit is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. The League does not endorse candidates or political parties. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We invite you to join us as we make democracy work in our communities.

The LWV of Detroit
LWV of Detroit

The LWV of Detroit is open to new members who share our ideals. Our League registers new voters, educates voters on upcoming elections and advocates for local issues. We work to engage Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park citizens in local governance, decision-making, and issues of interest.

It's Official!

The LWVMI State Board approved the LWV of Detroit reestablishment application. Thanks to the diligence, creativity, and hard work by officers and members over the past four years, LWV of Detroit is reinstated as a full-fledged chapter.

LWV of Detroit encourages everyone to attend our monthly membership meetings as well as other LWV partnered events. Meet our members and learn first-hand how the League works. See our web calendar for event dates.

LWV of Detroit Board from L to R-- Deborah Bunkley (Director-At-Large), Susan Slattery (Treasurer), Rhonda Craig (President), Helena Scott (Director-At-Large), Cheryl Bukoff (Membership Coordinator), with LWVMI President Paula Bowman

LWV Student Membership Waived!

The League will not charge student* membership fees to join LWV of Detroit, LWVMI, and/or LWVUS. This waiver program will run through January 31, 2020.

LWV of Detroit encourages all students (at least 16 years of age) to join the League. For more membership information and a link to the application, refer to the main menu and click "Join LWV of Detroit."

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of March 2019, the MI Secretary of State has eliminated the "must vote in person" requirement for first-time mail-in registrants (or if one registers with a group such as LWV without a clerk present). This means students will not have to vote in person the first time they vote. They can register at home and request an absentee ballot for their first election.

(*) LWV recognizes a student as anyone registered at an accredited high school or college and enrolled in at least one one-credit course.