Making Democracy Work

Join or Renew with LWVDetroit

Why you should join our grassroots organization and how to do it.

Who are the members?

Membership in the League of Women Voters, the most respected and effective grassroots organization in the country, is open to men and women of all ages.

Our members make a visible difference by serving as community leaders using their experience to create positive, lasting change in our communities.

Why should I join?

Through participation in League projects, you will:

  • contribute valuable service to the community
  • gain knowledge and experience through the study and discussion of timely and important topics
  • discover new interests, develop new skills and learn about crucial issues in your community
  • make professional contacts and develop lasting friendships as you meet others in League who share your interests

How much time does it take?

It's up to you! Many members choose to support the League only with their annual dues. Your membership alone gives us the political influence needed to build a voice for citizens and a force for change. We cover a broad spectrum of issues and concerns; you may choose to become involved in one or more of them by actively participating in a group study, or listening to a panel of experts at a meeting or just reading about them in one of our publications.

What do I get?

You automatically become a member of LWV Michigan and LWV of the United States. You will receive their publications along with the newsletter from the Detroit League of Women Voters called League of Women Voters Detroit which is usually published 6 times each year . You will have the knowledge that you are adding your voice to a powerful force of members from all 50 states, Washington DC, the Virgin Islands, and Hong Kong.

How do I join?

Contact us at 313-288-9590 or

Email: email the League. We'd be happy to answer any questions you might have.

If you prefer to donate to us without joining our organization, we would appreciate your support.

LWV Student Membership Fee Waived

Join the League Now!

Until January 31, 2020, the League will not charge student* membership fees to join the LWV of Detroit, the LWVMI, and the LWVUS.

The LWV of Detroit encourages all students (at least 16 years of age) to join the League by filling out the Membership Information Form and mailing to the LWV of Detroit PO Box. For more information and a link to the Membership Information Form, refer to the main menu on the site and click on "Join LWV of Detroit."

See IMPORTANT NOTICE below regarding the elimination of "must vote in person" requirement for first-time mail-in registrants.

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

Other Metro Detroit Leagues

The LWV of Detroit serves all of Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park. We are one of several local Leagues in the Detroit metropolitan area:

Our LWV of Detroit members are also members of

See Find a local League in Michigan and other state Leagues and local League websites.