Membership FAQ

Who is eligible to join?

The League of Women Voters is open to everyone 16 years of age or older.

Why should I join?

Joining League will help you learn about our government and the critical issues facing the community through study and discussion. League projects are personally rewarding while providing valuable service to the community. There are many opportunities to discover new interests, develop new skills, and influence the political process through action and involvement. You will meet others who share your interests, make professional contacts, build your resume and develop lasting friendships. League allows you to stay active and involved throughout your life, into your retirement years and beyond.

How much time does it take?

It’s up to you! Many members support the League with only their annual dues. Your membership alone contributes to the influence we have as a voice for citizens and a force for change. League covers a broad spectrum of issues and concerns. You may become involved in one or more of them by actively participating in a group study, listening to a panel of experts at a meeting, or just reading one of our publications. There are many opportunities to participate in Voter Service activities such as voter registration, moderating candidate forums, or publishing the Voters Guide.

What do I get?

When you join, you automatically become a member of:

  • LWV of the Greater Dayton Area, receiving the monthly VOTER, Directory of Public Officials and other local publications;
  • LWV of Ohio; and
  • LWV of the United States, receiving the National Voter and other national and state publications.

You will have the satisfaction of joining your voice with members from all 50 states, Washington DC and the Virgin Islands, to be a powerful force for informed , involved citizenship, and accountable government.

How much does it cost to join?

Annual dues for an individual membership is $66; for a two-member household, $100; and for a student membership $10. Dues may be paid in two equal installments, six months apart. For information on Student Memberships and special rates, contact the LWVGDA Office at 937-228-4041, or

How do I join?

Fill out our handy webform online, or print and fill out the pdf registration form, and mail it to the address below. Include a check for $66 (single membership), $100 (2-member household), or $10 (student membership); or make your dues payment via PayPal.