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Serving the people of Sedgwick County and the Wichita metro area

Our Mission:

Empowering voters. Defending democracy.

Our Vision:

We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.

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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization, open to both women and men, encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

October 23 Tuesday Topics: Green Spaces vs. Private Development

Join us for Tuesday Topics at the Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd Street, 11:30 – 1pm

Bring a brown bag lunch, or food and drinks available for purchase.  Program starts promptly at noon.

The competing interest of public green space vs. private development is nothing new.  Joni Mitchell’s song “Big Yellow Taxi” summed it up:  “…They pave paradise to put up a parking lot.”  In times of economic downturn, how important is it to keep and maintain City park facilities when developers are willing to purchase the land for private development?  Are the two compatible?  And how should the leaders decide when the two come into conflict?  Troy Houtman, Director of Parks for the City of Wichita , and Scot Rigby, Assistant City Manager Development Services (Division of Economic Development) will join us for this discussion on how Wichita balances its economic interests with the need for open green spaces.


Vote by Mail!

Voting early by mail is the easiest way to vote!

To vote by mail, complete an Advance Voting Application and mail, email, or fax it to the Election Office. The last day the Election Office can mail a ballot is 7 days before the election. The voted ballot must be returned to the Election Office, any Early Voting location, or an Election Day polling location by 7 p.m. on Election Day. If mailing, your ballot must be postmarked by Election Day and received in the Election Office no later than 3 days after the election.

Learn more at the Sedgwick County Elections website.

What does the League do?

  • We educate citizens about issues, legislation and candidates.
  • We encourage individual participation in the political process.
  • We inform through in-depth, objective study.
  • We monitor local, state and national government bodies and activities.
  • We register voters.
  • We sponsor candidate forums and public issue forums.

Join us to Make Democracy Work!

You can make a difference! Join LWVWichita and start making a difference in our community. League membership is open to all women and men from age 16.


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