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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.

November 7 Election


Seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution will appear on the November 7 ballot. Voters Guides are available from LWV-TX in English and Spanish. Early voting will be October 23 - November 3. Check the Collin County Elections website for polling locations and hours.

Call for Nominations: Supporting Women in Crises


Every year in March, Women's History Month, the League of Women Voters of Collin County has a luncheon to honor a selected group of women in the county. Our March 17, 2018, luncheon will honor 'Supporting Women in Crises'.

We are seeking nominations for individual women who have made a notable impact on one or more other women in crises through their participation in service organizations in Collin County. Organizations may click HERE for an application form, or contact the Luncheon Chair, Holly Nichols, luncheon@lwvcollin.org.

Please submit completed nomination forms by November 15.

Click HERE for information about past luncheons.

League Lunches - Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, November 8, 11:30
Eddy's Restaurant
2108 W. 15th Street, Plano, TX 75075

Wednesday, October 18, 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 president@lwvcollin.org to let us know if you plan to attend. We look forward to meeting you!

Party Politics in Collin County Forum


LWV-CC hosted a nonpartisan public information forum on October 12 in Plano. Leaders from the Democratic, Green, Libertarian, and Republican parties described their party's platforms and structure, followed by an audience Q&A. Party leaders in the photo from left to right: John Myers (Vice-Chairman of the Collin County Republican Party), Ed Kless (Chair of the Collin County Libertarian Party), Mike Rawlins (County Chair, Collin County Democratic Party), and Shannon Carter (Co-Chair, Collin County Green Party).

Treatment of Mental Illness in Collin County Detention Facility

More than 30 LWV-CC members and guests came to the LWV-CC Fall Kickoff Meeting on September 9 to meet Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner. Shown in the photo above are Sheriff Skinner and LWV-CC members Mary Alice Garza, Jo Ann Englar, and Karen Beck.

Sheriff Skinner and Assistant Chief Terry McCraw talked about how issues of mental illness and substance abuse are handled at the Collin County detention center. They said that the majority of inmates have some kind of mental illness that needs to be treated, and this is an issue of concern to all sheriffs, regardless of the size of their counties.