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.

Founded in 1954, the League of Women Voters of Kent has a rich tradition of providing voter registration and voter education that is open to the public and tackles local, state and national issues. In partnership with The Record-Courier, Kent LWV has compiled the popular Voter's Guide which the newspaper has published continuously for more than 50 years before elections.

We are committed to building a diverse organization that supports a community of respect, celebration and empowerment for people of all backgrounds, generations and cultures to participate in government.


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Event Date: 
Sep 18 2019 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

United Methodist Church of Kent

Fail the third-grade standardized test and, along with other factors, it could lead to a student repeating a grade. Those stakes are pretty high, wouldn't you say, for students and parents?

New Member Orientation
Event Date: 
Sep 18 2019 - 5:15pm
Event location: 

Kent United Methodist Church

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 ~ 5:15 p.m.
Pierson Hall, United Methodist Church
1435 E. Main St., Kent, OH 44240 

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Event Date: 
Sep 21 2019 - 10:00am

We are looking for marchers! Just like old times! Literally! Help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment by marching in the Kent State University Homecoming parade.

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Event Date: 
Sep 24 2019 (All day)

Want to register voters in our community? Sign up to reserve a registration kit that you can take for the day. The kits include forms, instructions and handouts.

October 2019 book club selection
Event Date: 
Oct 2 2019 - 1:30pm
Event location: 

Home of Christine Bhargava

A reminder that our book for October is African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920 by Rosalyn Terborg-Penn. We will meet on Wednesday, Oct.

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Event Date: 
Oct 10 2019 - 6:30pm
Event location: 

Fred Fuller Park

Save the date for our Kent City Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 10. The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Roy Smith Shelter House in Fred Fuller Park. Featured races are those for Kent City School Board, Ward 1 and Ward 2 city council seats.

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Event Date: 
Oct 12 2019 - 11:00am
Event location: 

Akron Art Museum

Come join a guided tour the Akron Art Museum’s collection of works “Diverse in Vision or Created by Artists of Diverse Backgrounds.” The event is a project of the League of Women Voters of Kent's Diversity Program.

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Event Date: 
Oct 21 2019 (All day)

As we prepare to celebrate the 100th anniversary of US women's suffrage, put yourself in the shoes of the women and men who labored to make it happen!

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Call for 2019 Voter Service volunteers! 

 We are beginning to plan our voter service activities for 2019 and always need volunteers for voter registration, publishing our Voter's Guide, and our Face2Face candidates forums.
To get added to the voter service volunteer contact list, fill out our new voter service volunteer form or contact Jen Kinney at
Link to form:
Voter Information

Find out the details of early voting also called in-person voting, which starts April 9, 2019, for the Primary. Voter registration ends April 8. Both ready April 8, view your entire ballot and polling place using our online voter guide at or download and print the Voters' Guide for Portage County. Link to the Board of Elections site to see the early voting schedule.




With assistance from Rosanne Winters (LWV Akron Area) and Kathy Battaglia (LWV Hudson), the with assistance from Rosanne Winters (LWV Akron Area) and Kathy Battaglia (LWV Hudson) hosted 268 Girl Scouts for the 2018 Voter Girl Project #votergirl18 on Oct. 20. The Voter Girl Project (VGP) began in 2017 as a collaborative program between LWV Kent (LWVK) and Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio (GSNEO) Scouts. 

All Member Monthly
Event Date: 
Oct 21 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Kent Social Services

We’ll be happy to see you at the Oct. 21 All Member Monthly at 7 p.m. The topic is the legacy of mass incarceration, the state of rehabilitation for violent criminals and the state of justice reform.