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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. We influence public policy through education and advocacy.
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2015 Meet and Greets

In November of 2015, every seat in the General Assembly and most local governing bodies are up for election. Our goal is to educate informed voters in a non-partisan environment, so we are holding 13 Meet and Greets across the county. For more, go to Meet and Greet 2015. Our Meet and Greets begin August 31st. Click here to volunteer at the Meet and Greets.

Do you know which offices are up for election in 2015? Click on LWVFA's What's on the Ballot? to find out!

Volunteers Are you a high school student seeking community service hours or a government teacher whose students need them? If so, you've come to the right place! We welcome your help at our non-partisan Candidate Forums a.k.a. Meet and Greets that aim to bring transparency in voting to Virginians. Click here to volunteer at the Meet and Greets.

LWVFA Fall Kick Off Saturday, September 5th at 8:45 am West Springfield Government Center Community Room, 6140 Rolling Road Springfield, VA 22152.

The September At-Large Briefing and Meeting will immediately follow at 12:15 pm.

Read the latest Program study on "Voter Turnout for Elections Is Declining" in the September 2015 Fairfax Voter.

Meet and Greet Explained on Inside Scoop LWVFA's Olga Hernandez and Beth Tudan explain the Fall 2015 Meet and Greets. Our partners at FCCPTA, AAUW, and Turning Point Memorial are also featured. "Meet and Greet Featured on Inside Scoop."

Redistricting LWVFA's Olga Hernandez discusses Fair Redistricting in Virginia with Inside Scoop Host Catherine Read.

Become an Election Officer? The Fairfax County Office of Elections is seeking officers for the November 3rd election. It pays $175.00 per day.

For Leaguers registering people to vote, it's time for the yearly online training. Go to the Registration Section on the Board of Elections site for more.

The League of Women VotersŪ of the Fairfax Area holds monthly unit meetings where we hold discussions. Recent topics include:

Election Results:

Election Results across Virginia

For more, visit our Elections' Page.

Who We Are & What We Do

The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

  • We discuss & study issues of local, national, state & regional concern. We inform ourselves, legislators & the general public about the results of our research.
  • We lobby for passage of laws we support & for the defeat of those we oppose, based on League positions.
  • We monitor elections & government activities.
  • We sponsor candidate debates & community forums about vital issues.
  • We testify at legislative & administrative hearings to insure citizen input in policy making decisions.
  • We publish & distribute issue-oriented material.
  • We advocate, we occasionally go to court to help clarify & enforce laws in the public interest.
  • We produce & distribute Voters' Guides to help citizens to choose candidates & to be prepared to vote on ballot questions.
  • We get INVOLVED! Join us in lively conversations & interesting issues!

The League of Women Voters never supports or opposes candidates for office, or political parties, and any use of the League of Women Voters name in campaign advertising or literature has not been authorized by the League.

JOIN US!

Membership in the League of Women Voters is open to anyone -- men and women -- age 18 and older. JOIN US - click here for an application form.