Western Nevada County

Western Nevada County

The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government. We work at the local, state and national level to protect voting rights, promote voter responsibility, and to raise understanding of major policy issues. The League does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. However, we do educate and advocate on issues based on League positions established after members have studied an issue and achieved consensus. The LWV of Western Nevada County encourages women and men in our community to join our efforts to educate and empower voters, and defend our democracy.
“I’ve always found that the best workers in a political party frequently are graduates of the League of Women Voters”                                                                                                                                                                          -- Eleanor Roosevelt

You can still register to vote right up through election day, November 6th 2018. You must register at the County Elections Office or a Vote Center. Registrations that are recevied from October 23 forward are considered "conditional". 

Conditional ballots will be processed once the county elections office has completed the voter registration verification process. 


Nevada County Elections Office

Located at The Rood Center

950 Maidu Avenue
Suite 210
Nevada CityCA 95959



Find Ballot Dropbox and Vote Center locations, days and times here.


Videos of Candidate Forums and Pros & Cons 

Watch the US Congressional District 1 Forum between Representative Doug LaMalfa and Audrey Denney here. Thank you to NCTV for providing this video.

Watch the NID Division 2 Director Forum between Chris Bierwagen and Bruce Herring here. Includes a statement of to be appointed Division 1 Director, Ricki Heck. Thank you to NCTV for providing this video.

Watch the Grass Valley City Council Forum between Ben Aguilar, Bob Branstrom, Hilary Hodge and Steven Slack here.  Thank you to NCTV for providing this video.

Watch the Nevada County Sheriff Forum between Representative Shannon Moon and Bill Smethers here. Candidates begin at 15 minute mark. Thank you to NCTV for providing this video.

Watch the LWVWNC presentation of Pros and Cons for November 2018 ballot measures here.  Thank you to NCTV for providing this video.

Listen to a debate between California Gubernatorial Candidates Gavin Newsom and John Cox. This is the candidates only debate.  Thank you to KQED radio.


2nd Saturday Programs Begins November 10th!

Our 2nd Saturday program begins November 10th with a  look at the role the LWV played in the midterm election, and identifying our goals, and a strategy, for the election in 2020.

It is NOT too soon to begin our planning for 2020. As one of the few non-partisan organizations in our community, people are looking to us to provide a platform for civil discourse and voter education. Are we meeting that challenge? Can we do better? What part do you want to participate in? Please join this important conversation on Saturday, November 10th, 9:30 to 12 noon, Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley.