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Because democracy is not a spectator sport

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
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June/July voter is now online

The June/July edition of the Voter is now available. Click here to download!

Membership Renewal and Request for Input

The League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County is officially 140 members strong, doubling membership in a single year. We hope you find that your membership has been valuable and provided meaningful purpose in your life. In an attempt to better understand and meet the needs and interests of all members, we will be conducting an Interest Survey in conjunction with our annual renewal process.

The League year is September 1st through August 31st of each calendar year. Dues are considered "on-time" when received no later than the renewal deadline of September 15th.

Expect to see your League Membership Renewal Letter in your mailbox soon. It will include a letter stating the amount of dues owed, which will be prorated if you initially joined the League in January 2016 or later. Also enclosed will be an Interest Survey card on which you will be asked to please check the box next to your interest(s) in League activities and committees. You will also be provided a space to share ways your League can improve to be more engaging and to better serve your individual interests and needs.

You may return the enclosed envelope with your dues remittance and completed Interest Survey card or renew your membership on-line via PayPal at

Please note that if you choose to renew on-line we would still very much appreciate learning your area(s) of interest in League activities and how to better serve our membership. You may choose to mail your Interest Survey card in the enclosed envelope, bring your Interest Survey card to a League meeting, or email your area(s) of interest and thoughts for improvement to Linda Norman at

We look forward to the coming League year and appreciate your prompt renewal and feedback.

Join the campaign to turn out voters in Nevada County

This election season it's more important than ever for voters to be engaged and informed and VOTE!

That's why we're running a campaign to get everyone working together to enroll and show up on election day. Click here to join the campaign.

May Voter is now available

The May edition of the Voter is now available. Click here to download!

Let's turn out the vote in Western Nevada County!

NEVADA CITY, CA--The League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County (LWVWNC) announce the following dates of importance in relation to the California Primary Election:

May 9, 2016 Early voting begins in two locations
- Nevada County Elections Office, 950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 210
- Truckee Town Hall, 10183 Truckee Airport Road

May 23, 2016 Last day to register to vote in the June Primary Election

June 7, 2016 Election Day--polls will be open from 7am until 8pm

The LWVWNC has committed to inspiring the largest voter turnout per capita in the state of California in the 2016 election cycle.

League members are responding to all requests to assist in Voter Registration and are currently scheduled to be in the following locations to assist voters in confirming registration, to respond to voter questions and provide registration materials.

March 19, 2016 9am + 4pm Voter Registration, Truckee Chamber of Commerce, 10065 Donner Pass Road, staff from Nevada County Elections office will be on hand. Tina Vernon, Nevada County Treasurer-Tax Collector will also be on hand from 9am until 12noon to answer questions about property tax, TOT and the County Treasury

March 21, 2016 10am + 5pm Voter Registration-- Natural Selection, 589 East Main Street, Grass Valley

March 21, 2016 5:30pm + 8pm Voter Registration-- SYRCL State of the Yuba Presentation, Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main Street, Grass Valley

March 23, 2016 5pm - 9pm Voter Registration-- Matteo's Public, 300 Commercial Street, Nevada City; In addition, Matteo's will donate 15% of all sales to LWVWNC

April 2, 2016 9am + 4pm Voter Registration, Truckee Chamber of Commerce, 10065 Donner Pass Road, staff from Nevada County Elections office will be on hand.

Please contact the League if you would like a Voter Registration table at your upcoming event. Additional dates, times and locations to register will be announced weekly.

Join or renew online for 2016

We now accept League membership dues quickly and easily via Paypal. Please select the number of members in your household, enter your phone number, and click the Join or Renew button to continue.

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Please note that we are not currently able to accept tax-deductible donations online.