Welcome to the League of Women Voters of the Houston Area
We are a non-partisan political organization working to encourage active and informed participation in government.
Our Rising Stars program recognizes an elite group of competitively selected Houstonians who have contributed to civic life and are poised to do much more.
We are now welcoming applications for the Rising Stars Class of 2018-2019.
You can find out more about our Rising Stars program and begin your application here.
Completed applications are due by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
Our volunteers attend naturalization ceremonies and register new voters. Each year, we help over 20,000 new citizens register to vote shortly after they’ve taken the oath of citizenship.
We produce a Voters Guide for every election. Our non-partisan approach allows the candidates to speak to the issues, and to speak for themselves.
Watch our roundtable discussion commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Texas. This program was telecast live on May 24, 2018 and featured University of Houston/Downtown professor Gene Preuss, Linda Cohn of LWV-Houston and Leola Ross of LWV-Fort Bend.
Our volunteers participate in phone banking on election day, answering questions about poll locations and voter requirements.
Along with the state and national League, we have a series of issues we study and positions we take.
We host forums, debates, and innovative events for people interested in the political process.
We produce public affairs programs exploring important issues. Watch this discussion tackling the August 25 Harris County Bond Election, seeking to secure funding for improved flood management . Houston’s Chief Resilience Officer Stephen Costello , LWV’s Phillip Yates, Professor David Branham of UH/D and Hector DeLeon of the Harris County Clerk’s Office are featured. Telecast live on June 7, 2018.