Aurora Area

Aurora Area

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. Our area in Illinois includes Aurora, Montgomery, North Aurora, Oswego, Sugar Grove, and surrounding communities. 

Announcing Select Candidate Forums for November 3rd, 2020 Election
All of the forums will be presented virtually this fall through prerecorded Zoom sessions available for viewing on the LWVAA Facebook Page

US 11th Congressional District: Bill Foster and Rick Laib
View recording of the forum.

Kendall County Board Districts 1 and 2
View recording of the forum.

Illinois House District 83: Barbara Hernandez and Donald Walter
View recording of the forum.

Kane County Board District: Mavis Bates and Tracy Miller
View recording of the forum.

Illinois 14th Congressional District: Jim Oberweis and Lauren Underwood
View recording of the forum.

Illinois House District 97: Mark Batinick and Harry Benton
View recording of the forum.

 Voter Information

Election Protection

Issues or questions that impact individual voters, such as questions regarding ID requirements, incorrect information regarding polling place or eligibility, or what to do now that a voter has cast a provisional ballot, should be directed to the Election Protection Hotlines.   These hotlines are provided by the national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition which works year-round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count. (https://866ourvote.org/about/)

1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)

1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)

1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)

1-844-YALLA-US (Arabic)

These phone numbers are also available on the landing page of the illinoisvoterguide.org.

Voter Intimidation

Issues or questions regarding the perceived intimidation of an individual voter can be addressed at the time it occurs by calling the Election Protection Hotlines.

Related to a rally near a voting site, if you are a witness to or are aware of any type of intimidation, the ACLU of Illinois suggests the following be noted: 

(1) how close the ralliers are to people in line to vote,

(2) how many of them there are,

(3) whether they are communicating directly to voters,

(4) whether they are armed (our understanding is that this would definitely be illegal),

(5) whether their signs, chants, or other speech appears designed to intimidate,

(6) whether their rally – intentionally or not – makes it physically difficult for people to get in line to vote.

See our Voting Information page to learn more about Voting 2020 questions including vote-by-mail and ballot information. 

Check out the Illinois Voter's Guide to register to vote, check to see if you are registered, find your polling place, request a vote-by-mail ballot, and find out what will be on your November 2020 ballot.

Event Date: 
Dec 2 2020 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

Wesley United Methodist Church

Join us in reading and discussing Once I Was You - A Memoir Of Love And Hate In A Torn America by Maria Hinojosa.

Event Date: 
Aug 29 2020 - 10:00am to Oct 4 2020 - 3:00pm
Event location: 

Tredwell Coffee

Register to vote and get your voting 2020 questions answered. We are sitting outside the coffee shop, wearing masks, and are ready to equip you for the 2020 election. 

Drive Thru Voter Registration
Event Date: 
Sep 22 2020 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Event location: 

Waubonsee Community College

Register, Check Status, Apply for Vote-By-Mail Applications at Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove Campus Student Center and Aurora Campus Waubonsee Driveway.