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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.
Are you interested in current events and topics? LWVFA members and visitors meet across the county to discuss our monthly program, which is published in the monthly newsletter, the Fairfax VOTER. Think of it like a book club where the topic is fascinating, but the book is only eight pages long (but with great footnotes!). Our November Program Topic is Human Trafficking Part I: Slavery Still Exists Today? To read it, click here. We meet in different locations throughout the County. Some units meet during the day; others in the evening. For specific information on this month's meetings, please click here or go to This Month's Meetings button in Index at left. Questions? Contact league@lwv-fairfax.org for more.

Do you want to know more about the Congressional and Senatorial Candidates and their positions? Then read all about it in the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area Voters' Guide, published in the Fairfax Times.

Interested in learning more about elections in your area or any other part of the nation? Then Vote 411.org, the League of Women Voters Education Fund's "one-stop-shop" for election related information. Vote411.org provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on the following aspects of the election process:

  • Your Voting Guide, including what's on the ballot
  • Links to candidate debate and Meet and Greet videos
  • Factual data on candidates in various federal, state and local races
  • General information on such topics as how to watch debates with a critical eye
  • ID requirements
  • Polling place locations

    What about learning more about voting laws in Virginia? The 2014 Virginia Easy Voter Guide, published by the Virginia Department of Elections, also has information about Voter ID, where to vote, absentee voting, poll locations, and more. Click here for the 2014 Virginia Easy Voter Guide.

    As an informed voter, why not watch the videos of our Meet and Greets for the 8th, 10th and 11th Congressional Districts? Click here to view more of our videos of our Fall 2014 Meet and Greets for the 8th, 10th and 11th Congressional Districts!

    Intrigued? Want to help spread the word about voting? The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area is seeking volunteers from our members for the following community events: our Metro and Park-and-Ride Voter Education Week and two Community Elections to count ballots. Click here for more. You may also contact, Sidney Johnson, LWVFA's Voter Service Outreach Chair, via email: VoterService@lwv-fairfax.org.

  • 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.