The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Founded in 1954, the League of Women Voters of Kent has a rich tradition of providing voter registration and voter education that is open to the public and tackles local, state and national issues. In partnership with The Record-Courier, Kent LWV has compiled the popular Voter's Guide which the newspaper has published continuously for more than 50 years before elections.

We are committed to building a diverse organization that supports a community of respect, celebration and empowerment for people of all backgrounds, generations and cultures to participate in government.


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Event Date: 
Oct 10 2019 - 6:30pm
Event location: 

Fred Fuller Park

Save the date for our Kent City Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 10. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Roy Smith Shelter House in Fred Fuller Park. Featured races are those for Kent City School Board, Ward 1 and Ward 2 city council seats.

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Event Date: 
Oct 12 2019 - 11:00am
Event location: 

Akron Art Museum

Come join a guided tour the Akron Art Museum’s collection of works “Diverse in Vision or Created by Artists of Diverse Backgrounds.” The event is a project of the League of Women Voters of Kent's Diversity Program.

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Event Date: 
Oct 21 2019 (All day)

As we prepare to celebrate the 100th anniversary of US women's suffrage, put yourself in the shoes of the women and men who labored to make it happen!

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Call for 2019 Voter Service volunteers! 

 We are beginning to plan our voter service activities for 2019 and always need volunteers for voter registration, publishing our Voter's Guide, and our Face2Face candidates forums.
To get added to the voter service volunteer contact list, fill out our new voter service volunteer form or contact Jen Kinney at
Link to form:
Voter Information

Find out the details of early voting also called in-person voting, which starts Oct. 8, 2019, for the Primary. Voter registration ends Oct. 7, 2019. Ready bu Oct, 8, view your entire ballot and polling place using our online voter guide at or download and print the Voters' Guide for Portage County. Link to the Board of Elections site to see the early voting schedule.




With assistance from Rosanne Winters (LWV Akron Area) and Kathy Battaglia (LWV Hudson), the with assistance from Rosanne Winters (LWV Akron Area) and Kathy Battaglia (LWV Hudson) hosted 268 Girl Scouts for the 2018 Voter Girl Project #votergirl18 on Oct. 20. The Voter Girl Project (VGP) began in 2017 as a collaborative program between LWV Kent (LWVK) and Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio (GSNEO) Scouts. 

Louisiana State Penitentiary
Event Date: 
Oct 21 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Kent Social Services

We will be screening "Life Inside," an NBC Dateline report about what it's like to be incarcerated in America’s largest maximum-security prison--the Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as Angola.