Making Democracy Work

Make Democracy Work!

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.

General Election - November 8

Prepare to be a voter!

Wide range of Voter IDs allowed for November General Election

The plaintiffs who brought the voter ID lawsuit have reached an agreement with the State of Texas on the types of voter IDs that will be accepted to vote in the November 8, 2016, General Election. Registered voters who don't have one of the seven specified photo IDs issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety or the U.S. Government will be allowed to use one of the following: voter registration certificate, birth certificate, current utility bill, government check, paycheck, or "any other government document that displays the voter's name and address."

The voter will also need to sign a "reasonable impediment declaration," but will then be permitted to vote using a regular ballot. For details about the accepted voter IDs, visit the Voter ID page of the LWV-Texas website.

League Lunches - Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, November 9, 11:30
Eddy's Restaurant
2108 W. 15th Street, Plano, TX 75075

Wednesday, November 16, 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!

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting 2016

LWV-TX president Elaine Wyant joined LWV-CC president Janice Schieffer and members for the annual meeting on May 21. Officers and board members were elected, a budget was approved, and local programs were adopted for 2016-2017. Read the annual meeting workbook, and view the slideshow!

Women in Politics:

What inspires women to run for public office?

Women's History Luncheon 2016

On March 19, six women who have run for office in Collin County shared their stories.
Left to right: Gilda Garza, Missy Bender, Anne McCausland, Brooke Lopez, Cheryl Williams, Tonya Holt.

Click HERE for a slide show.
Click HERE for a Plano Profile article about the event.

"We Hold These Truths"

At the LWV Texas Convention on March 11 in Houston, LWV-CC members portrayed prominent women leaders of the fight to gain the right to vote for women.

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.

This readers theater production is also available as part of the LWV-CC Speakers Bureau. Click HERE for more information.