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.


post-election public forum
Event Date: 
Nov 13 2018 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

InfoCision Stadium Alumni Welcome Center (on the University of Akron campus)

What influenced Akron-area voters when they went to the polls on Nov. 6? What direction were they endorsing on the key issues of the day at the national, state and local levels?

All Member Monthly
Event Date: 
Nov 14 2018 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Kent Social Services

Todd Bragg, director of the Portage County Budget and Financial Management Division, will be the speaker at our November All Member Meeting. 

 Helen Dix Scholarship winner announced, LaTesha Dukes
We are pleased to announce that LaTesha Dukes is the recipient of the 2018-2019 Helen Dix Scholarship. She is assistant director of donor recognition programs at KSU's Division of Institutional Advancement and president of the King Kennedy Community Center advisory board in Ravenna. 
LWV Kent honored at NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner

Thank you to the Portage County NAACP for honoring the League of Women Voters of Kent with its Social Justice Award at this past weekend’s Freedom Fund Dinner. The League of Women Voters of Kent was recognized for its tireless work to collect signatures and educate voters in 2017 about Issue 1 which passed and will provide a fair redistricting process for Ohio’s Congressional districts. Issue 1 passed with 75% of the vote.

logo for Kent State Votes

That’s the new mantra across campus as Kent State students want to be counted – as voters, not just student residents. To kick off REV, Kent State committed to an all-across campus push.

The push will be handled in three stages - Registration...then Education, hopefully through a variety of forums and then pushing students to vote early, vote through absentee or to vote on Election Day, Nov. 6.

Dark Money
Event Date: 
Nov 30 2018 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron

“Dark Money,” a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on elections and elected officials.

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative image
Event Date: 
Dec 1 2018 - 9:30am
Event location: 

Black Iron Grille

Battle for Lake Erie: Sharing progress of Great Lakes initiative at Dec. 1 Holiday Brunch 




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. 


Find out the details of early voting also called in-person voting. View your entire ballot and polling place using our online voter guides at or download and print the Voters' Guide for Portage County.