About the League


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;

  • 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!   

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 are working on a complete Voter's Guide for the 2022 General Election for Washington County that you can download or view.  Watch this space or 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!
Click here to download our brochure and share with a friend!