LWV of Washington County (MD)

The Washington County League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization that encourages informed and active participation in government and works to increase understanding of national, state and local public policy through education and advocacy.


The League of Women Voters of Washington County assists citizens to become more informed participants in their community and their government by

  • registertovote.gifProducing Voters' Guides, Assisting at voter registration drives and providing information about voting; Click here to download a copy of the 2018 Voter's Guide, or to view it online at Vote411.org.

  • Conducting community forums on local, state, and national issues, and distributing informational brochures and other publications (click here to review our rules for balanced forums);

  • Creating a monthly newsletter, and providing information about government on the nationalstate, and local levels.

  • Citizens can keep abreast of local government meetings via the County Commissioner's meetings posted on their Facebook page like the State of the County, or

  • Follow the City of Hagerstown Mayor and Council meeting on Facebook, or view the City State of the City here.

The League also conducts studies on issues such as transportation, housing, environmental concerns, campaign reform, etc. (See the Positions page for past studies from LWVs all over the state.) After the study has been completed and a consensus has been reached, the League states its position.  At that point, the League may encourage action and/or advocacy on the local, state, or national levels.

The League has a rich history.  Click here to view our history highlights!  Read our president's letter here. 

Forums in 2020:     (All to be held at the Fletcher Branch of the Washington County Free Library in rooms 308/9)

  • April 9, 2020, 7:00 p.m. 6th District Congressional Primary
  • September 24, 2020, &:00 p.m. - Hagerstown Mayor and Council
  • October 8, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - Board of Education
  • October 15, 2020, 7:00 p.m. 6th District Congressional
Do candidates need to live in the 6th District? It turns out that there are three, and only three, standing qualifications for U.S. Senator or Representative in Congress which are expressly set out in the U.S. Constitution: age (25 for the House, 30 for the Senate); citizenship (at least seven years for the House, nine years for the Senate); and inhabitancy in the state at the time.
Voter helps:
We have generated a complete Voter's Guide for the 2018 General Election for Washington County that you can download or view here, but the easiest approach is to go to www.Vote411.org where by entering your address you can view your ballot choices, make a selection and print a document you can take with you to the polls!


We'd like to
hear from you!

Click on the pencil to contact our local LWV.
League of Women Voters of Washington County
1117 Fairview Road
Hagerstown MD 21742

Telephone: 240-513-8126
  • Upcoming events

    Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 05:15 PM · 4 rsvps
    Bulls & Bears in Hagerstown, MD

    What's in a Vote

    If an impeachment and a presidential election cycle are not providing enough to keep you awake, the League at the national level is moving toward adoption of a position on election systems as part of our Making Democracy Work emphasis.

    On the evening of Thursday, February 20 at 5:15 we will meet in the Boardwalk room of Bulls and Bears, order from the menu, enjoy a meal and good conversation and then at 6:00 p.m. we'll look at this position (highlighted link above), at Ranked Choice Voting and some other methods of holding an election that we may not be familiar with as Dr. Eric Schwartz, Political Science professor at Hagerstown Community College and I lead a discussion on voting that will help the local league participate in the concurrence process. (Thursdays are half-priced burger night!)

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    John Wesley UMC in Hagerstown, MD

    Great Decisions - February

    Climate Change and the Global Order by Ronald Bee

    Climate change has become one of the defining issues of our time. As much of the world bands together to come up with a plan, the U.S. remains the notable holdout. What is the rest of the world doing to combat climate change? What impact will the effects of climate change have on global geopolitics?

    Register for the series or see the full details of the discussion series at https://www.lwvwashco.org/great_decisions_2020

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