Making Democracy Work

LWV Educating for Democracy since 1920

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization, open to both women and men, encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Three ways to vote

Generally, there are three ways to vote:
  1. In person - in advance
  2. By mail - in advance
  3. In person - at your local polling place
Avoid long lines at polling places by voting in advance. Find forms, polling places, phone numbers and more at the Sedgwick County Election Office's website.
Advance voting for the 4th Congressional District Special Election runs April 6-10 in Sedgwick County. Election Day is April 11. Ask everyone to make a plan & a pledge to vote! People who have a plan (when, where, how to vote) and make a pledge or promise to vote are far more likely to actually do it. You earn bonus points for taking friends and family to the polls with you.

Info at at the Sedgwick County Election Office's website includes how to check your polling location and voter registration status, guidance regarding activities at or near Kansas polling places, and a sample ballot.

Download a flier about advance voting which includes hours and a map of locations.

If you plan to vote on April 11th, your polling place may have changed from the last time you voted. Here's info on polling place changes.

Have no clue about the location of your polling place? Sedgwick County has a cool tool. Click on the magnifying class and start typing in the street number for your house. Choose from the list the correct address for where you live (which is tied to your voter registration) and the polling place will be identified as well as a list of your representatives. It's a little clunky, so be patient.

4th Congressional District Debate: March 16, 2017

Candidates for the 4th District of Kansas met Thursday to answer voters' questions. The forum was sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Women for Kansas.

Coverage by The Wichita Eagle

Coverage by NBC affiliate KSN

Press Release


The 95th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage


What's New


The LWV Wichita Metro is pleased to announce the Award of this year's scholarship is presented to Caleb Angell, a senior at Friends University. He is presently an honor student majoring in History and Political Science and plans to continue his studies in law school.

The youngest of eight children, Caleb grew up in New York state. He has interests in social work, law, and politics. This summer he will spend two weeks with a missionary team in Central Africa. Following this, Caleb will work in Wichita as an intern with the Federal Public Defender's Office.

Caleb looks forward to meeting more Kansans and will work with the League members to help students register to vote.

The League of Women Voters of Wichita is now accepting scholarship applications for 2017. Every year the Wichita League advertises the scholarship to local schools: Friends University, Newman University, and Wichita State University. The scholarship is open to any student enrolled in public administration, political science, government, public policy, history, or pre law. Also, students who are in leadership roles or student body government are encouraged to apply. The scholarship to be awarded will be up to $2,000 and is non-renewable. However, eligible students are encouraged to reapply the following year.

Click here to download the application.

To apply, please submit application materials to: League of Women Voters of Wichita, ATTN: Wendy Kabler, Scholarship Chair, P.O. Box 2411, Wichita, KS 67202

Applications are reviewed by the LWV Wichita Scholarship Committee.

Questions? Phone Wendy Kabler at (316) 209-0359 or e-mail her at

Things to Know about Your Government - a printable brochure

Things to Know About Your Government is a brochure published by the League of Women Voters, Wichita-Metro. It lists local, state, and national government officials and representatives, and their contact information. It is intended to be printed on legal size (8.5" x 14") paper.

You can use the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print this file. If it is not currently installed on your computer, a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader is downloadable from Adobe.

Print Things to Know about Your Government and keep it by your phone so you can contact your government officials on issues of current concern. Remember, they work for you.