Join the League

Join the League

Who is eligible to join?

Membership in the League of Women Voters is open to all citizens (men and women) of voting age. Associate membership is open to young people and noncitizens.


Why should I join?

The community needs everyone to participate in order to be a strong, safe, fair and vibrant place to live. LWV is where hands-on work to safeguard democracy leads to civic improvement. Join LWV and be directly involved in shaping the important issues to keep our community strong. As an LWV member, you are a part of an organization where smart, active leaders work to create change in their communities.

You will gain knowledge and experience through the study and discussion of timely and important topics. Through participation in League projects, you will contribute valuable service to the community. You will discover new interests, develop new skills and learn about crucial issues in your community. As you meet others in League who share your interests, you will make professional contacts and develop lasting friendships.


How much time does it take?

It's up to you! Many members choose to support the League only with their annual dues. Your membership alone gives us the political influence needed to build a voice for citizens and a force for change. We cover a broad spectrum of issues and concerns; you may choose to become involved in one or more of them by actively participating in a group study, or listening to a panel of experts at a meeting or just reading about them in one of our publications.


What do I get?

You automatically become a member of LWV Michigan and LWV of the United States. You will receive their publications along with the newsletter from the Oakland Area League of Women Voters called Oakland Voter . You will have the knowledge that you are adding your voice to a powerful force of members from all 50 states, Washington DC, the Virgin Islands, and Hong Kong.


How do I join?

A regular, individual membership costs $65 annually. For a second person residing at the same address, the cost is $32.50. Students can join for free. There are three ways you can join the League and start making a difference (Note: This League serves the citizens of Oakland County, Michigan except for Troy, Michigan. LWV Troy Area serves the citizens of that city.):

Print and fill out a form, then mail it with a check to us.

Or join online using a credit card or PayPal account.

If you prefer to donate to us without joining our organization, we would appreciate your support.