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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Local Elections - May 6

Local elections will be held on May 6. Early voting will take place from April 24 - May 2.

Prepare to be a voter!

Candidate Forums

McKinney Candidate Forum

View a VIDEO of the McKinney candidate forum that was hosted by LWV-CC at the McKinney Senior Recreation Center on April 1. Click HERE for more information about the forum, including a list of candidates.

Allen Candidate Forum

View a VIDEO of the Allen candidate forum that was held on April 5 at the Allen Public Library. It was hosted by the Allen Council of PTAs, with assistance from LWV-CC.

Plano Candidate Forum

The LWV-CC hosted a public candidate forum at the Haggard library on April 8. Candidates for Plano Mayor and City Council, Plano ISD Trustees, and Collin College Trustees shared their positions on issues. Click HERE for more information about the Plano forum, including a list of candidates.

Candidate Forum List

Check HERE to see more Collin County candidate forums.

League Lunches - Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, May 10, 11:30
Eddy's Restaurant
2108 W. 15th Street, Plano, TX 75075

Wednesday, May 17, 11:30
Snug On The Square
109 Kentucky St., McKinney, TX 75069

You are invited to have lunch with the League of Women Voters of Collin County on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Enjoy lively conversation and delicious food (buy-your-own). Please contact to let us know if you plan to attend. We look forward to meeting you!

Women's History Month Luncheon

Celebrating Women Leaders in Emergency Response

Honorees at the March 18 luncheon, shown left to right, are: Christa Weisinger, Allen Police and Student Resource Officer; Ursula Watson, McKinney Detective; Susan Carr, Plano Director of Public Safety Communications; Marty Nevil, Prosper Firefighter Medic; Leslie Girdner, Frisco Community Education Coordinator, and Katy Willoughby, Wylie Fire Department Captain.

Click HERE for a slide show.
Click HERE for a summary.

Public Forum on Water Quality in Collin County

The LWV-CC hosted a well-attended forum on February 2 about the quality of water in Collin County. The panelists and moderator gave informative presentations, followed by a spirited Q&A. Here are the presenters, as shown in the photo from left to right: David Brown, Director of Public Works, City of McKinney; Billy George, Assistant Deputy Director-Water, North Texas Municipal Water District; Gerald Cosgrove, Director of Public Works, City of Plano; and Katie McCain, Director of Business Development for Wachs Water Services.

"We Hold These Truths"

In the photo above, the cast members, from left to right, are: Patty Jantho, Shirley Wilson-Sigler, Margaret Bogle, Janelle Freeman, Holly Nichols, Penny Phillips, and Janet Imhoff.

At the LWV Texas Convention in Houston, LWV-CC members portrayed prominent women leaders of the fight to gain the right to vote for women. This readers theater production is available as part of the LWV-CC Speakers Bureau. Click HERE for more information.