Wheaton, Illinois

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Interacting with the public at the French Market

Interacting with the Public

We provide information about the Wheaton League at the French Market.  Shoppers learn about the League and sometimes decide to join.  We encourage their civic engagement.  

Registering voters at Naturalization Ceremony

LWV Wheaton registers voters at naturalization ceremony

On September 17, 2018, LWV Wheaton was honored and happy to be at the naturalization ceremony at Cantigny Park. The League helped welcome a new group of citizens and was on hand to register new voters!

National Convention

Member Liz Albert on left at the National Convention

Member Liz Albert attended the 2018 LWV National Convention in Chicago

National Convention
July 4th Parade

Marching in the Fourth of July Parade

League members marched in the 2018 Wheaton Fourth of July Parade.

LWV Exhibit at the Wheaton Public Library

Our Exhibit at the Library for Women's History Month

The members of the League worked with the Wheaton Public Library and the DuPage County Historical Museum to put an exhibit on the History of the League of Women Voters and the Suffragists in the library.  Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the earlly leaders who espoused women's vote and the planks of the League.

An Exhibit for Women's History Month
Civic Awareness Presentation at Cantigny McCormick House

Civic Awareness Series: Presentation by Kerry Lester

Journalist Kerry Lester spoke about March Primary Elections and Issues Facing Illinois at the McCormick House at Cantigny.

Meet and Greet Candidates

Meet and Greet Candidates

We hold Meet and Greet Events for the public to interact with candidates before the elections.

Presentation for Civic Awareness Series

Civic Awareness Series at Cantigny: Presentation

Civic Awareness Series: Melissa Mouritsen presents "Why We Need People to Run for Office"  at Cantigny.

Students at Candidates Meet and Greet

Student Volunteers at Candidate Meet and Greet

Student volunteers from local high schools helped with the Meet and Greet for Candidates in the March 2018 Primary.

Students at West Chicago High School at Mock Election

Mock Elections

The League coordinates a mock election for all high schools in our service area so students can experience voting with equipment provided by the DuPage County Election Commision.

Holiday Tea

Holiday Brunch

Every year the board invites members to a holiday brunch.  It is a social event and allows members to get to know each other. 

Wheaton LWV Book Group

LWV Wheaton Book Group

Members gather every two months to discuss books chosen my the group.  Many cover social issues of the day.  It also provides members to interact with each other socially and develop friendships.

Civic Awareness Program at Cantigny

Civic Awareness Series at Cantigny

Members and guests gather at Cantigny before the first presentation in the Civic Awareness Series.  This series educated members and guests on the issues of Fake News, Running for Office and Campaign Finances. 

Civic Awareness Series at Cantigny
Representing the Wheaton LWV at the State Convention

State Convention

Members Mike Barbier and Jan Kay attend the state convention for the League of Women Voters. Attendees discuss issues, action steps and vote on positions.  It is an excellent way to network with members from other leagues.

State Convention
March to the Polls

March to the Polls

On January 20, 2018, members of the Wheaton League of Voters joined Women's Mrch in Chicago to promote voter participation.

March to the Polls
Registering Students to Vote

Registering Voters

Registering Voters is an core mission of the League of Women Voters. We like to start in high school.

Registering Voters

Wheaton, Illinois

Serving the people of Carol Stream, Warrenville,

West Chicago, Wheaton and Winfield

 

Make Democracy Work

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major political policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The LWV is non-partisan and neither supports nor opposes candidates for elected office but does act on issues after member study and consensus. Watch video to learn more about what the League of Women Voters does and help support us by becoming a member or making a donation! Your support allows us to continue to make democracy work!

VOTE mask ad for home page

Watch the video of Jean Kaczmarek's presentation What You Need to Know about Voting For November 2020.

Be Counted in the 2020 Census!
Look at your letter from the Census, go online and fill out your form. You can also do it by telephone in English or other languages.

Be Prepared !

Countdown by countingdownto.com

I'm Registered to Vote. Are you? 

 

 

 Register to Vote

 

Upcoming Events and News

Video Voter Guide

The Wheaton League of Women Voters invited candidates to participate in our Video Voter Guide who are running for office in the communities we serve: Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton, Winfield and Carol Stream

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government.  LWV does not endorse or oppose candidates.

The candidates' videos have not been altered or edited and are presented as submitted by the candidates to LWV of Wheaton for the November 2020 election.

Drive-thru voter registration
Event Date: 
Sep 21 2020 - 2:00pm
Event location: 

Carol Stream Public Library

Are you registered to vote at your current address? Do you have questions about the 2020 voting process?

Drive-thru voter registration
Event Date: 
Sep 19 2020 - 12:00pm
Event location: 

Carol Stream Public Library

Are you registered to vote at your current address? Do you have questions about the 2020 voting process?

Drive-thru voter registration
Event Date: 
Sep 23 2020 - 11:00am
Event location: 

West Chicago Public Library

Are you registered to vote at your current address? Do you have questions about the 2020 voting process?

Drive-thru voter registration
Event Date: 
Sep 12 2020 - 9:00am
Event location: 

Wheaton Public Library

Are you registered to vote at your current address? Do you have questions about the 2020 voting process?

Drive-thru voter registration
Event Date: 
Sep 15 2020 - 11:00am
Event location: 

Wheaton Public Library

Are you registered to vote at your current address? Do you have questions about the 2020 voting process?

Register to Vote
Event Date: 
Sep 16 2020 - 7:00am
Event location: 

Winfield Farmers Market

Register to vote at Winfield Farmers Market!

National Voter Registration Day logo
Event Date: 
Sep 22 2020 - 10:00am
Event location: 

Winfield Public Library

Join us on National Voter Registration Day, a national nonpartisan civic holiday on the fourth Tuesday in September, to register to vote! 

I'm Registered to Vote; Are You?
Event Date: 
Sep 24 2020 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

Winfield Public Library

Do you need to register to vote? Have you moved or changed your name since you last voted? Stop by the outdoor Voter Registration table in the library parking lot to register to vote from 6 to 7 p.m.

The Girl with Seven Names book cover
Event Date: 
Sep 8 2020 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

via Zoom

We'll be discussing The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story by Hyeonseo Lee from 7-9 p.m. Please read the book and join us! The discussion is lively and interesting.

5K Run to the Polls

Participate in our Virtual 5k Run/Walk to get out the vote. The event takes place October 9-11.

Vote by Mail

The DuPage Election Division is encouraging voters to vote by mail to avoid having to go to the polls during the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Their website has extensive information.  Watch their video and look at our checklist for voting.

Fair Tax Logo

Now is our chance to bring tax fairness to Illinois with an amendment to the 1970 Illinois Constitution! On November 3, 2020 voters can fix Illinois's broken tax system. With the Fair Tax, 97% of Illinoisans will get a tax cut or pay no more than they do now. Only those making more than $250,000 will see an increase.

Front Page of Future Voter Activity Book
News

Are you having trouble keeping your kids busy during the pandemic? Our activity book is available in English and Spanish.

IL Congressional District 6 Virtual Forum
Event Date: 
Sep 21 2020 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Zoom

Attend a virtual forum with the three candidates for Illinois Congressional District 6: Democrat Sean Casten, Republican Jeanne Ives and Bill Redpath (Libertarian Party). The Forum is being sponsored by ten Leagues in District 6.

Living Room Conversations Logo
Event Date: 
Oct 20 2020 - 1:30pm
Event location: 

via Zoom

Although an independent press is crucial to a healthy democracy, partisanship, bias by omission, opinion, activism, and falsehoods are often replacing facts. Rather than critiquing specific sources, let's identify what we can and should expect.

Living Room Conversations Logo
Event Date: 
Oct 20 2020 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

via Zoom

Although an independent press is crucial to a healthy democracy, partisanship, bias by omission, opinion, activism, and falsehoods are often replacing facts. Rather than critiquing specific sources, let's identify what we can and should expect.

Living Room Conversations
Event Date: 
Sep 14 2020 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

via Zoom

Should the Electoral College be abolished? Should we impose term limits on Congress and the Supreme Court? After 250 years, should our Founding Fathers' decisions be revisited?

Living Room Conversations
Event Date: 
Sep 14 2020 - 1:30pm
Event location: 

via Zoom

Should the Electoral College be abolished? Should we impose term limits on Congress and the Supreme Court? After 250 years, should our Founding Fathers' decisions be revisited?

Civic Awareness - Building Trust
Event Date: 
Sep 17 2020 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Zoom

The League of Women Voters of Wheaton and The Robert McComick House at Cantigny Park invite you to a virtual presentation by Dr. Carolyn J.. Lukensmeyer on the ways to rebuild trust in our personal and civic relationships at a time when people are distrustful of the government, of media, and each other.

Drive-thru voter registration
Event Date: 
Oct 10 2020 - 10:00am
Event location: 

West Chicago Public Library

Are you registered to vote at your current address? Do you have questions about the 2020 voting process?

Civic Awareness - Zoom version
Event Date: 
Oct 15 2020 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Zoom

The League of Women Voters of Wheaton and The Robert McComick House at Cantigny Park invite you to a virtual presentation by Peter Adams on fighting against fake news and developing the skills to recognize and evaluate information and become news literate

Voter registration at Wheaton French Market
Event Date: 
Oct 3 2020 - 8:00am
Event location: 

Downtown Wheaton - Municipal Parking Lot 3

Register to vote at Wheaton's French Market, a French-styled open-air market where local vendors sell fresh local produce, bread, cheese, flowers, artisan foods & crafts, clothing, jewelry, etc. 

Be a Pollworker
News

Election Judges Needed for Presidential Election – Tuesday, November 3, 2020. DuPage County Clerk Election Division needs Election Judges including high school juniors and seniors who are not yet eligible to vote.

Fair Tax Amendment Illinois
News

In November, voters in Illinois will vote on the Fair Tax Amendment.

Cosley Zoo Conservation Talk and Tour
Event Date: 
Sep 30 2020 - 1:00pm
Event location: 

Cosley Zoo

United States Census 2020
News

In advance of the 2020 Census, thousands of temporary jobs need to be filled. These positions provide the perfect opportunity to earn some extra income while helping your community. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine each state’s representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads, and more. This is your chance to play a part in history and help ensure that everyone in your community is counted! Read the article for other ways to get involved.