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Citizenship in Action

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
UPDATE on Early Voting for the 2016 General Election

Early voting begins on October 20, 2016. Both Brunswick County and Pender County have adopted plans for early voting, subject to approval by the State Board of Elections. See their websites for detailed plans:

New Hanover County Board of Elections failed to agree on a plan and two plans have been submitted to the State Board of Elections; the state board will make the determination for New Hanover County.

Our Observer Corps has been especially active lately. Click here to see the text of comments presented by Meredith Glicksman to the New Hanover Board of Elections on August 18, 2016. Go to our Observer Corps page to read the report about the meeting. There is also a summary of the proposed One Stop Absentee Voting Plans on that page.

IT'S NOT TOO SOON! Candidate forums are just around the corner. See the complete schedule on the Candidate Forums page and submit questions at

Action Alert! The Environment Roundtable urges you to learn about the Special Use Permit process now going on in our coastal region. You can find out about this issue and sign a letter in support of the proposed Special Use Permit by clicking here: (posted 6/8/2016)