The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization, is dedicated to the principles of self government established in the Constitution of the United States. The League works to promote political responsibility through informed and active citizen participation in government.
The League's nonpartisanship is assured by national, state and local League bylaws and policies. Through its program, the League takes action in support of, or in opposition to, governmental issues that it has studied and on which it has reached consensus. It does not support, nor does it oppose, candidates or political parties. Individual members are encouraged to support the political party of their choice.
Through its Voter Service, the League provides nonpartisan factual information on the structures and functions of government and on voting procedures, candidates, and issues.
Because the primary purpose of the League is to encourage informed participation in the political processes of the community, state, and nation, LWVWNC urges each League member, individually, to become informed and active in the support and selection of candidates and issues. Members are encouraged to serve on government boards, commissions, and committees. However, unless clearly designated, appointees are not official representatives of the League
Members shall not discuss nor distribute literature about candidates or non-League matters at ANY League meeting.
Members may act in the name of the League only when authorized to do so by the Board of Directors or by the Executive Committee.