• Member-at-Large of the League of Women Voters of Maryland. Individuals who reside in an area not currently represented by a local League or Affiliate* may choose to join another local League or become members-at-large of the state League. All League members are also members of the LWV of the United States, and are encouraged to participate in local, state, regional and national League activities. Being a member at large you still enjoy all the benefits of a local League!

*Allegany, Charles, Cecil, Garrett, Somerset, Worcester and Wicomico Counties do not currently have a local League or Affiliate.

  • Are you a student, enrolled in an accredited institution?  If so, you are eligible to join the League of Women Voters of Maryland dues-free.  Click here to apply for a student membership today!

Pick your county to join today:


Why should I join?

Membership means joining a long, proud tradition of serving democracy

The League is proud of its long history of working to sustain and further the basic principles of democracy for all by encouraging and enlisting others in that effort. At a time when all too many citizens withdraw from the political process, it is more important than ever that those who care about government accept their civic responsibility to participate fully in the democratic process. What better way to do that than by joining THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS, the organization that since 1920 has continued to work proudly to preserve the traditions of democracy?

Membership means an opportunity to...

  • Do more than vote to Make Democracy Work
  • Make a difference in the affairs of your community, state, and nation
  • Use your personal skills and talents in important community service
  • Experience personal growth and enrichment
  • Enjoy associating with other thinking, caring people

Membership brings the satisfaction of...

  • Knowing that you will be informed about issues that concern you
  • Knowing that your views on issues can be expressed and heard
  • Knowing that your organization can take effective action on issues
  • Sharpening your skills of leadership, networking, and public speaking
  • Using your volunteer time to the betterment of your community
Membership offers many benefits:
  • A voice in the direction of the League - our members contribute directly to our positions by participation in program planning and consensus
  • Discounted admission to LWVMD events
  • Opportunities to gain knowledge and experience through LWV leadership and advocacy activities
  • Email updates on current issues from LWVMD, LWVUS, your local League and coalition partners
  • Subscription to LWVMD publications like  State Board Letter and your local League's newsletter

Who can join LWV?

Membership is open to EVERYONE

Local League Voting Membership Available to any person who is at least 16 years of age and who joins a local League. All members of local Leagues are also automatically members of the LWV of Maryland and the LWV of the United States.

Local League Non-Voting Associate Membership Available to persons who are younger than 16 and who join a local League.

Thank you for your interest in joining the League of Women Voters!

Local Leagues each set their own dues; they range from $50 to $75. 

LWVMD and some local Leagues currently offer free memberships to students between 16 and 30 years of age who are currently enrolled in an accredited institution. Click on your county in the list above to find out whether you qualify.

We encourage everyone to join as a member and contribute time, talents, and enthusiasm. There are also many other ways you can support the work of the League of Women Voters.