About the League
What We Do
The League of Women Voters of Cortland County (LWVCC) is a non-partisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. We influence public policy through education and advocacy.
Since the 1950s, the League has been active in the Cortland community. It continues to have two separate and distinct roles: Voter Services/Citizen Education and Action/Advocacy.
Within the area of Voter Service/Citizen Education, the league presents nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues. We register voters and inform voters when and where to vote.
Within the area of Action/Advocacy, the league studies issues, develops nonpartisan positions and then advocates for or against particular policies in the public interest. We collaborate with other nonpartisan organizations with similar goals.
How We Work Together
Membership in the League of Women Voters Cortland County is open to all county residents! Regardless of gender identity, any person, age 16 or over, is eligible to join. There is no membership fee for students.
Board Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at the Cortland Free Library. Meetings take place from 5:30-6:30pm and from 5-5:30pm member can arrive early for social time.
Members have the opportunity to get involved in one of the group's committees. Current committees include: Membership, Voter Services, Student Services, Environment and Communication.
Tabling & Events
The League is often doing outreach and education at community events and hosts events including candidate forums and discussions with elected officials. Every year, we sponsor students to go to Albany to attend a weeklong event. We also sponsor the Alice A. Walker Award and host a dinner and award ceremony.