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.


If you’d like to learn about the November 5, 2019 elections, or if you’re keen for a little refresher, here’s the pamphlet for you. Read, download, link and share.

Coming soon! Our classic Voters Guide to the Election and the Candidates, featuring election information, unedited candidate autobiographies and unedited candidate responses to select policy questions. Our Guide will be available in print at libraries and community centers and in digital format at this website. You can also visit our interactive Guide at www.vote411.org to view your personal ballot and candidate information. All editions are published in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese.

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 2019-2020.

There is no application fee and membership in the League of Women Voters is not required to apply. You can find out more about our Rising Stars program here and begin your application.

Completed applications are due by 11:59 pm on Monday, September 30, 2019.

Our volunteers attend naturalization ceremonies and register new voters. Each year, we help over 20,000 new citizens register to vote shortly after their oath. This photo was taken on April 17, 2019.

Learn more about the League of Women Voters of the Houston Area. Annie Benifield, our Vice President for Voter Services, talks about our work.

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.

Have a look at our roundtable discussion exploring Women’s Suffrage in Texas, Pride Month in Houston and Education for Veterans at UH/D.  Our Gene Preuss leads the discussion featuring Maggie Nunez, Alexander Bielakowski, Richard Selvera, Susan Floyd, and UH/D honors student Archie James Gayle. Telecast live on June 6, 2019.

 Through our Rising Stars Program, we offer a year of training and volunteer opportunities for an elite group of leaders of all ages  to share their talents and expand their reach as champions of civic engagement. Enjoy this video chat with three of our newest Stars, Steven Wu, Megan Ortiz and Esther Noh.

Become a member

Membership is $70 per year for individuals and $105 per year for households.


We have events and activities for volunteers all year long.

Make a donation

Donations to the League of Women Voters of Houston Education Fund are tax deductible.