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Poet Laureate of Aurora

Poet Laureate of Aurora.

League members celebrate with LWVAA own Karen Fullett-Christensen at her Installation Ceremony as she is named the first Poet Laureate of Aurora, IL.  

Poet Laureate of Aurora

Poet Laureate of Aurora.

Congratulations to LWVAA’s own Karen Fullett-Christiansen.  Karen was named the first Poet Laureate of Aurora, IL.  

Voter Registration WAHS

Voter Registration

Registering new student voters.

Aurora Area

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. Our area in Illinois includes Aurora, Montgomery, North Aurora, Oswego, Sugar Grove, and surrounding communities. 

Announcing Select Candidate Forums for November 3rd, 2020 Election
All of the forums will be presented virtually this fall through prerecorded Zoom sessions available for viewing on the LWVAA Facebook Page

US 11th Congressional District: Bill Foster and Rick Laib
View recording of the forum.

Kendall County Board Districts 1 and 2
View after September 15th.

Illinois House District 83
View after September 22nd.

Kane County Board District 
View after September 22nd.

Illinois 14th Congressional District: Jim Oberweis and Lauren Underwood
Saturday, September 26th at 4:00 p.m. Register to watch live on Zoom 

Illinois House District 97: Mark Batinick and Harry Benton
View after October 1st.

 Voter Information

New Illinois Elections Law provides for Voting by Mail

On June 16th, 2020, the governor signed a new elections law. Safety concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic were the impetus for this law. (The provisions in the law are repealed as of January 1, 2021.)

There are two primary provisions:

  • It facilitates an application process by which eligible voters can obtain and use mail-in ballots for the 2020 general election, and
  • It enacts changes to ensure the safety of and enhanced participation in the 2020 general election.

See our Voting Information page to learn more about Voting 2020 questions including vote-by-mail and ballot information. 

Check out the Illinois Voter's Guide to register to vote, check to see if you are registered, find your polling place, request a vote-by-mail ballot, and find out what will be on your November 2020 ballot.

Event Date: 
Sep 29 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event location: 

Virtual

Find out why the League of Women Voters supports the Fair Tax Amendment. Our November ballot includes a vote on a Constitutional amendment to change the state income tax from a flat tax to a graduated rate tax. Find out what this means for you.

Event Date: 
Aug 29 2020 - 10:00am to Oct 4 2020 - 3:00pm
Event location: 

Tredwell Coffee

Register to vote and get your voting 2020 questions answered. We are sitting outside the coffee shop, wearing masks, and are ready to equip you for the 2020 election. 

Event Date: 
Sep 17 2020 - 5:30pm
Event location: 

Wesley United Methodist Church

We are back and meeting outdoors in a socially-distanced fashion! Join us on Thursday, September 17th at 5:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church (14 N May Street, Aurora, IL). Please bring your own chair and whatever you wish to drink.

Event Date: 
Sep 24 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event location: 

Virtual

This hour of panel discussions and entertainment is designed to commemorate the women who won the right to vote 100 years ago and inspire us to work for safe, secure, and equitable access to the ballot today. Our online program brings you a uniq
Drive Thru Voter Registration
Event Date: 
Sep 22 2020 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Event location: 

Waubonsee Community College

Register, Check Status, Apply for Vote-By-Mail Applications at Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove Campus Student Center and Aurora Campus Waubonsee Driveway.