Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

The League of Women Voters is proud of our history as a non-partisan, education-focused organization. We work hard to ensure that all of our sponsored events uphold these values by welcoming elected representatives, civic leaders, experts, and citizens from all background and affiliations to our programs and panels.

The League is and strives to remain non-partisan in all our activities, publications, and events. However, from time to time, we may cross-promote events related to our stated positions on issues even when the organization or speaker is not strictly non-partisan. This should not be taken as an endorsement from the League, but rather as encouragement for our members to become familiar with topics they might find interesting.

We believe that educating voters on a variety of topics, from a variety of perspectives, is an essential function of a healthy democracy.

2019 LWVNC Convention

2019 LWVNC CONVENTION: JOIN US IN CHAPEL HILL, MAY 17-19, with sessions at both SHERATON CHAPEL HILL & UNC SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT.

- More information. See Calendar dates May 17 - 19 below.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, June 1, 2019-Sunday, January 5, 2020
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001


The National Portrait Gallery is situated between 7th and 9th Streets, Northwest, and F and G Streets, Northwest, in the heart of the Penn Quarter neighborhood in downtown Washington, DC.
National Portrait Gallery Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence. National Portrait Gallery Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence will outline the more than 80-year movement for women to obtain the right to vote as part of the larger struggle for equality that continued through the 1965 Civil Rights Act and arguably lingers today. More than 120 artifacts will be on display.

Washington DC: Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence event and other events in DC area

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
7:00 pm
Please find a vigil near you and support the efforts to close the Medicaid coverage gap! Website will be updated with information and links as they become available. CALL TO ACTION: MEDICAID EXPANSION CANDLELIGHT VIGILS IN NC. On June 5, 2019, people will gather at locations across the state to remember and honor the people who have suffered or died because they were uninsured. For too many of us, this is a life and death situation and delays are not acceptable. Please find a vigil near you and support the efforts to close the Medicaid coverage gap!

To learn more about the Medicaid Coverage Gap and efforts to expand health care coverage in NC, go to the LWVNC Health Care LAT website. Thank you for taking action with LWVNC.

Saturday, June 8, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting Room D
ODC-Wide Voter Services Meeting. Join the Voter Services Team to plan and get organized for the 2019 Municipal Elections!

Topics covered will be VOTE411 schedule, questions and promotion, candidate forums/meet & greet, voter education lecture series and many more issues. We need your help!

Monday, June 10, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seymour Center
2551 Homestead Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516


Birch Room
Fair Elections Action Team (FEAT) Meeting. Please join us for our regular twice-monthly meeting. This will be an important meeting, in which we will plan our activities for the coming year and a program to propose to the ODC board, together with a budget. The board has asked action teams to provide their plans for the coming year and for the action team leads to participate in the planning retreat June 15.

We need and very much welcome your input! Please come with ideas for how we can continue building support for redistricting reform. We also encourage any of our active members to step forward to lead the group. Jennifer has been serving as interim director with the able support of Terry Landers since Brenda and Bev stepped down, but we would love to find someone who wants to lead (or co-lead) the local group this year. Please contact Jennifer (bremer.jennifer@gmail.com; 301-955-6333) if you are potentially interested in leading or co-leading.

The ODC FEAT regularly meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

Sunday, June 16, 2019
4:00 pm
  Rescheduled to Nov 3rd:Durham Symphony Orchestra: Concert in Celebration of the Centennial of American women's suffrage.. Both Maestro Curry and the assistant conductor are currently indisposed due to injury and will be unable to conduct the June 16th concert, American Women's Suffrage Centennial: Lauding a Woman's Right to Vote.

The concert has been rescheduled for Sunday, November 3rd, at th Carolina Theatre, 309 W Morgan Street, Durham, NC 2771. We look forward to seeing you then!!!

Thursday, June 20, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
South Regional Library
4505 S Alston Avenue
Durham NC 27713
Durham VOTER ID Seminar. Beginning in 2020, voters will be required to provide photo identification before they vote. This includes both in-person and by-mail voting, with some exceptions. As part of the education process under NC Session Law 2018-144, Durham County Board of Elections is sponsoring this voter ID seminar. Besides voter photo IDs, the seminar will cover the types of voting options (absentee-by-mail, one-stop early voting, Election Day voting, and provisional voting), the availability of free North Carolina voter ID cards for those without other options, and residency requirements for voting.

The Durham BOE is sponsoring a total of 6 seminars. Check here for other seminar dates and times.

Monday, June 24, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seymour Center
2551 Homestead Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516


Birch Room
Fair Elections Action Team (FEAT) Meeting. The ODC FEAT regularly meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. Our meetings combine information-sharing, what is happening on the redistricting front in North Carolina, with concrete-action to advance fair voting maps in North Carolina. Our working session might include planning for future events, preparing promotional material, post carding / letter writing, etc. Join us as often as you can
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
6:00 pm
Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/bremerjennifer

Optional dial in number: 919-766-8744
No PIN needed
LWVNC FEAT Webinar. The LWVNC FEAT regularly hosts a webinar on the 4th Wednesday of the month. The topic may address what is happening in the North Carolina legislature, Supreme Court cases, experiences of groups in other states in their efforts to achieve fair districts, etc. Join us as often as you can to stay informed and learn how you can help get Reasonable Redistricting Reform in NC!
Monday, July 15, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Robert & Pearl Seymour Center
2551 Homestead Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Orange County VOTER ID Seminars.. Beginning in 2020, voters will be required to provide photo identification before they vote. This includes both in-person and by-mail voting, with some exceptions.

As part of the education process under NC Session Law 2018-144, Orange County Board of Elections is sponsoring this voter ID seminars. Besides voter photo IDs, the seminar will cover the types of voting options (absentee-by-mail, one-stop early voting, Election Day voting, and provisional voting), the availability of free North Carolina voter ID cards for those without other options, and residency requirements for voting.

Thursday, July 18, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Regional Library
211 Lick Creek Lane
Durham, NC 27703
Durham VOTER ID Seminar. Beginning in 2020, voters will be required to provide photo identification before they vote. This includes both in-person and by-mail voting, with some exceptions. As part of the education process under NC Session Law 2018-144, Durham County Board of Elections is sponsoring this voter ID seminar. Besides voter photo IDs, the seminar will cover the types of voting options (absentee-by-mail, one-stop early voting, Election Day voting, and provisional voting), the availability of free North Carolina voter ID cards for those without other options, and residency requirements for voting.

The Durham BOE is sponsoring a total of 6 seminars. Check here for other seminar dates and times.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
10:00 am - noon.
Durham County HHS Building (Spanish)
414 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
Durham VOTER ID Seminar. Beginning in 2020, voters will be required to provide photo identification before they vote. This includes both in-person and by-mail voting, with some exceptions. As part of the education process under NC Session Law 2018-144, Durham County Board of Elections is sponsoring this voter ID seminar. Besides voter photo IDs, the seminar will cover the types of voting options (absentee-by-mail, one-stop early voting, Election Day voting, and provisional voting), the availability of free North Carolina voter ID cards for those without other options, and residency requirements for voting.

The Durham BOE is sponsoring a total of 6 seminars. Check here for other seminar dates and times.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Durham County HHS Building (Spanish)
414 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
Durham VOTER ID Seminar. Beginning in 2020, voters will be required to provide photo identification before they vote. This includes both in-person and by-mail voting, with some exceptions. As part of the education process under NC Session Law 2018-144, Durham County Board of Elections is sponsoring this voter ID seminar. Besides voter photo IDs, the seminar will cover the types of voting options (absentee-by-mail, one-stop early voting, Election Day voting, and provisional voting), the availability of free North Carolina voter ID cards for those without other options, and residency requirements for voting.

The Durham BOE is sponsoring a total of 6 seminars. Check here for other seminar dates and times.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
3:00 pm
S&T Soda Shoppe
85 Hillsboro Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Chatham Unit Ice Cream Social. Special Guest: Tomas Lopez, Executive Director, Democracy NC.

RSVP: Pat McDaniels, mcda4034@bellsouth.net

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
6:00 pm
Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/bremerjennifer

Optional dial in number: 919-766-8744
No PIN needed.
LWVNC FEAT Webinar. The LWVNC FEAT regularly hosts a webinar on the 4th Wednesday of the month. The topic may address what is happening in the North Carolina legislature, Supreme Court cases, experiences of groups in other states in their efforts to achieve fair districts, etc. Join us as often as you can to stay informed and learn how you can help get Reasonable Redistricting Reform in NC!
Thursday, August 8, 2019
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Jerry M. Passmore Senior Center
103 Meadowland Drive
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Orange County VOTER ID Seminars. Beginning in 2020, voters will be required to provide photo identification before they vote. This includes both in-person and by-mail voting, with some exceptions.

As part of the education process under NC Session Law 2018-144, Orange County Board of Elections is sponsoring this voter ID seminar. Besides voter photo IDs, the seminar will cover the types of voting options (absentee-by-mail, one-stop early voting, Election Day voting, and provisional voting), the availability of free North Carolina voter ID cards for those without other options, and residency requirements for voting.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
4907 Garrett Road
Durham, NC 27707
Durham VOTER ID Seminar. Beginning in 2020, voters will be required to provide photo identification before they vote. This includes both in-person and by-mail voting, with some exceptions. As part of the education process under NC Session Law 2018-144, Durham County Board of Elections is sponsoring this voter ID seminar. Besides voter photo IDs, the seminar will cover the types of voting options (absentee-by-mail, one-stop early voting, Election Day voting, and provisional voting), the availability of free North Carolina voter ID cards for those without other options, and residency requirements for voting.
Sunday, November 3, 2019
4:00 pm
Durham's Carolina Theatre
309 W Morgan Street
Durham, NC 2771
Durham Symphony Orchestra: Concert in Celebration of the Centennial of American women's suffrage. The Durham Symphony Orchestra will present one of its most exciting concerts in recent years. It will be a joyful musical celebration of the centennial of American women's suffrage.