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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.

What's New?

LWV BUSY OCTOBER - Voter Registration, Candidate Forums, & Voter Education

Wednesday, October 19 - Candidate Forum

Wednesday, October 26 - Candidate Forum, 7:00 PM, Woodridge Village Hall, 5 Plaza Drive, Woodridge, DuPage County Board District 3.

We have been active. In coordination with the Downers Grove Area AAUW, we have registered 521 people to vote this year. Far more than that had important questions answered.

See Candidate Forums on TV

Candidate Forum Broadcast Schedule - Eight Airings of Each Forum - Starts Prior to Early Voting

Comcast in Downers Grove - Channel 6

AT & T Channel 99 - Scroll to Village of Downers Grove look DGTV Link

Friday, October 21 & 28, 2016

7:00 p.m. - Illinois Representative District #81 8:00 p.m. - DuPage County Board District #2

Saturday, October 22 & 29, 2016

9:00 a.m. - Illinois Representative District #81 10:00 a.m. - DuPage County Board District #2 7:00 p.m. - Illinois Representative District #81 8:00 p.m. - DuPage County Board District #2

Sunday, October 23 & 30, 2016

7:00 p.m. - Illinois Representative District #81 8:00 p.m. - DuPage County Board District #2

TV Listings can be found at and then clicking on DGTV link.

League of Women Voters of Illinois Voter Guide

The League of Women Voters of Illinois (LWVIL) is a nonpartisan organization that neither supports nor opposes candidates for elected office, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. Towards this end, the League of Women Voters of Illinois encourages the use of BallotReady as a November 2016 election voter guide.

BallotReady, also nonpartisan, provides information on all Presidential candidates who are the Illinois ballot as well as candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Illinois Comptroller, Illinois General Assembly (Senate and House), Illinois judges, and county offices. In addition, there is information on the statewide transportation constitutional amendment referendum and all local government referenda.

Mock Elections & Voter Information

A team of LWV and AAUW members sponsored/facilitated Mock Elections at five area High Schools. Schools were Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South, Lisle, Downers North, and Benet.

Important dates for voter registration as we count down to the November elections:

Early Voting: October 24 through November 5, 2016 if voting early in Downers Grove. See other locations through November 7 at

Grace period registration: September 29 through October 22, 2016

Election day and polling place registration: November 8, 2016.

Great Decisions Discussion Group

The Great Decisions Discussion Group is open to all. Please contact Nancy Peraino for additional information and reading materials -, 630 968 8706.

The Woodridge Library 2017 meeting schedule for AM Great Decisions group is February 7, February 14, February 22, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 22, March 28, & April 4. The group meets from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and the Monitor is Meg Kadlec,, 630 969 1546.

The Downers Grove Library 2017 meeting schedule for PM Great Decisions group is January 31, February 14, February 28, March 14, March 27, April 11, April 24, May 9, May 30. The group meets from 7:00 PM to 8:50 PM and the Monitor is Nancy Peraino,, 630 968 8706.

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