Making Democracy Work

About the League

Find a local Suffolk County League. Learn about the League's structure, mission, and history.

Suffolk County and Local League Organizations

The League of Women Voters of Suffolk County is an Inter-League Organization. We educate and advocate on topics of county-wide importance, conduct voter service on the county level, and are actively involved in following county government issues. Email league@lwv-suffolkcounty.org or call 631 862-6860 for more information on LWVSC.

To learn more about local issues, League meetings, and educational forums, and to join the League, please contact one of the five local Leagues in Suffolk County listed below(you are not required to live in the townships in the local League name).

LWV of Brookhaven

LWV of the Hamptons

LWV of Huntington

LWV of Shelter Island

LWV of Smithtown

For information on New York State issues and other Leagues in the state, visit League of Women Voters of New York

For information on national issues and advocacy, visit League of Women Voters of the United States

Donate to the League

Please consider donating to LWVSC or follow the links above to a local League in Suffolk County to become active in and support your local League.

Our Mission and Roles

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. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.

The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles.

  • Voters Service/Citizen Education: we present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues.

  • Action/Advocacy: we are also nonpartisan, but, after study, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.

To conduct our voter service and citizen education activities, we use funds from the League of Women Voters Education Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization. The League of Women Voters, a membership organization, conducts action and advocacy and is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) corporation.

Our Mission Statement and Core Values guide our activities.

History of the League of Women Voters