Manhattan/Riley County

Manhattan/Riley County

Advocate. Educate. Inform. Empower.

In these trying times, it will take us all to have a future based on justice, our Constitution, and the power of an informed electorate. After 100 years of pushing forward, the League is not willing to stop now.

Please Vote!  Exercise your most fundamental right as a United States Citizen because:

"Democracy is NOT a spectator sport."

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 Get Ready to Vote!

Helpful Links from your local League here.

More advice at (The LWVUS sponsored voting info site), Riley County Elections website,  and your local county clerk! Check here.


 Upcoming Event:  Dinner with League: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1, An Evening with The Kansas Reflector

Join us on February 1, 2024 to hear about the latest issues from representatives of the Kansas Reflector, the prominent Kansas independent digital newpaper. From the raid on the newspaper in Marion, Kansas, to the latest happenings in the Kansas Legislature, the Reflector is sharing key information through daily newsletters, public appearances, and in-depth reporting. 

(From their website) "Kansas Reflector is a nonprofit news operation providing in-depth reporting, diverse opinions and daily coverage of state government and politics. This public service is free to readers and other news outlets."

We hope you will join us!

Please Invite a Friend to this Important Discussion!

Thursday, February 1, 2024

  • Dinner at 6pm, $15 (RSVP to sarafisher [at] by Tues 1/30/24)  Check made payable to LWV MRC or Cash Due at the Door
  • Menu:  To be Determined.
  • Talk at 6:30 pm; (Free/no RSVP needed);  Q & A afterwards
  • Prairie Star Restaurant, Meadowlark Hills;  2121 Meadowlark Rd., Manhattan, KS 66502
  • Meadowlark residents, please sign up in the green book.
  • League Members, Guests, and the public are WELCOME for the presentation. There is no cost to attend the presentation.
  • All League Events are free and open to the public.


More Information About Our Area?

Be sure to check out our blog for current observer reports on the USD 383 Board of Education meetings and the Riley County Law Board meetings.  


Who we are:

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The League of Women Voters Manhattan/Riley County believes in: respect for individuals, the value of diversity, the empowerment of the grassroots*, and the power of collective decision making for the common good. 


What are current League Priorities?

The League of Women Voters of Manhattan-Riley County Supports Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (LWVUS Policy Statement) (Definitions)

People Powered Fair Maps Campaign (addressing gerrymandering in forming legislative districts) (What is gerrymandering and how has it affected Kansas Districts? Video)

LWVKansas Legislative Priorities

LWVUS Positions and Priorities:  At the National Level  The LWVMRC is part of the League of Women Voters of the United States.  Our positions and policies are informed by careful study and are agreed upon by the League members at local, state, and national levels. A complete description of our national positions, Imact on Issues, is available Here.

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View your entire ballot and polling place using our online voter guides.

Public Statement

The League of Women Voters of Manhattan-Riley County Supports Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Public letter 5/27/2021