Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Riverside

Serving the City of Riverside as We Make Democracy Work

  Mission Statement

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy.


Riverside's next election is November 3, 2015. 

Voters will chose members for the Riverside Unified School District's Governing Board in Trustee Areas 2, 3, and 4.

 Register to Vote

Any eligible Californian who has access to the Internet and a California drivers license or ID signature on file with the DMV can now register to vote on-line.







 Public Policy  

 LWV San Luis Obispo recently completed a three year study on the need for improved Civil Discourse in our political arena.


We encourage you to check out some of San Luis Obispo findings:


Democracy in Dialogue is the PowerPoint used by the Civil Discourse Workshop presenters.


Applying Democracy in Dialogue contains principles of promoting dialogue taken from Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro.


This brochure was printed and distributed free of charge.



CA Legislature ~ Bills Seek to Improve Voter Turnout


Under SB 450, introduced in early June, every registered California voter would be mailed a ballot and the number of days voters can cast that ballot would be expanded. 


Voters would have a choice -  mail in their ballot, vote on election day, or cast their ballot in the 10 days leading up to an election at any voting center in their county.


SB 415 should also be of interest to Riverside's voters.  Riverside holds its municipal elections in odd-numbered years, separate from state and national primaries and general elections held in even-numbered.


This bill requires consolidation, starting Jan. 1, 2018, in cities where the turnout has been at least 25% below the average turnout in that city during the last four statewide general elections.


During the last four general elections, Riverside averaged 37.45% voter turnout.  Our last municipal election drew 21% turnout, with a four year average of 20%.



LWV US ~ Money in Politics Review Paper on Independent Expenditures is Online

A paper on Independent Expenditures is now posted on the Money in Politics page. MIP: Independent Expenditures describes the history of independent expenditures and the evolution of regulations addressing them. It also examines recent trends in this type of spending and why it matters.


League Calls on US Senate to Support Stop Super PAC-Candidate Coordination Act

The League joined a letter to U.S. Senators encouraging Senators to support and co-sponsor the Stop Super PAC-Candidate Coordination Act. The bill, sponsored by Senator Leahy (D-VT), would shut down individual-candidate Super PACs which are used to circumvent candidate contribution limits. This is the companion bill to HR 425 introduced in the U.S. House by Representative David Price (D-NC).


Renew Your Membership with League of Women Voters Riverside

LWV Riverside has begun its 2015-2016 membership drive.  Remember, all the good work we do is largely supported by membership dues: non-partisan voter education publications and websites, candidate forums, voter registration drives, and advocacy for equitable public policies at the national, state and local level.

Be a part of making democracy work by renewing your membership in LWV Riverside. 

 Read more about Riverside League's past advocacy efforts on our Public Policy page and visit LWV US and LWV California


                      Join us!  LWV California members at State Convention                        If you would rather donate to our League, it is greatly appreciated.       


About Us

The League's purpose is to encourage citizens to take part in their government. 

The League is interested in helping citizens become more informed and learn the many ways to influence government on state, national and local levels.

The League is a non-partisan organization that believes responsible government should be resposive to the will of the people, mindful that a democratic government depends on the informed and active participation of its citizens.

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News and Events

League of Women Voters of Northwest Riverside County holds Board Meetings from August through May on the second Thursday of the month at  10:00 am.  Please contact us for more details.  Our next Board Meeting is Thursday, September 10, 2015.

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Join the League and you will...

  • be a member of the local, state and national League;
  • have the respect of your community;
  • foster dialogue on issues you care about;
  • ensure ALL votes are counted and ALL voices are heard;
  • preserve our constitutional rights;
  • stay informed via extensive League resources;
  • or simply know that your support adds to our grassroots strength and our financial resources, making democracy work!

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