North Carolina

North Carolina

Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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Dear Members and Friends of the League,

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Congratulations to all of you who worked hard to make VOTE411 data available to voters in municipal elections.

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LWVNC joined Democracy North Carolina and the North Carolina Black Alliance, with representation by Southern Coalition for Social Justice, to file a lawsuit regarding aspects of NC Senate Bill 747 that creates youth voting restri
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Event Date: 
Nov 28 2023 07:00 pm

We invite you to join us to discuss The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live by Danielle Dreilinger.

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Public Statement

Today, Governor Roy Cooper appointed Judge Allison Riggs to serve on the North Carolina Supreme Court. 

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Welcome to the first edition of the LWVNC State Newsletter, which will arrive in your inboxes each quarter.

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"Women’s Equality Day is Aug. 26. It marks the anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment, granting some women the right to vote in 1920. Then, as now, women of color faced additional barriers to representation.

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Updated Aug. 9, 2023

Voters will be asked to show photo ID when voting in North Carolina.

For most voters, they will simply show their driver’s license. But there are other acceptable photo IDs. 

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Please click on the date to read the full legislative update. Want to receive these updates in your inbox? Sign up for our email list

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League of Women Voters of North Carolina, Inc.

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President Jennifer Rubin recently spoke to WCHL about the current legislative environment and political atmosphere and what's coming up for the League.

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The News & Observer has published an op-ed from LWVNC President Jennifer McMillan Rubin rounding up North Carolina's election law changes and the hurdles they will bring. 

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Raleigh, NC, July 4, 2023 – The League of Women Voters of North Carolina announces the election of its new board of directors. The board’s two-year tenure began on July 1, 2023. 

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Today, the US Supreme Court affirmed the role of state court judicial review in a major victory for checks and balances and the constitutional rights of voters.

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Upon invitation from the committee, LWVNC provided testimony to the North Carolina House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform for its June 22 hearing.

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Blog Post

About 80 delegates and observers attended LWVNC’s Convention in Charlotte from May 19 to 21, 2023. 

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Research & Studies

With the help of the 2021 AAJ Grant distributed by the SOLVE Coalition and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, The League of Women Voters of North Carolina contracted with League member Danielle M.


Democracy is fragile – it is certainly not something to be taken for granted. And while we tend to focus on the highest offices in the land – such as the President and the lawmakers in the U.S. Congress – it’s often what happens in our backyards that impacts our lives most. Many people are looking for a way to get involved in protecting our right to vote and supporting the basic infrastructure of our elections.

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Most of us are pretty familiar with how to vote – whether it’s by an absentee-by-mail ballot, through early voting, or voting in person on election day.

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NC Policy Watch released an article titled: "Election deniers are primed to challenge votes in NC.

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League members in North Carolina, we want to help you promote! This page is meant to serve as a directory of resources. There's no need to "reinvent the wheel" – or a VOTE411 postcard, public service announcement, press release, or flyer – when the material you are looking for may already exist via this hub.

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Research & Studies


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Today (May 11, 2022), the News & Observer published a letter to the editor submitted by the Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of North Carolina regarding our commitment to ensuring that all people have equal access to repr

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Suzanne Fisher, president of the Asheville-Buncombe County League and head of its National Popular Vote Action Team, spoke at our 2022 Council in Morehead City about the National Popular Vote.

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are essential concepts of our organization. LWVNC is committed to supporting actions that enhance these concepts in our work, our membership and our programs.