League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area

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The League of Women Voters of Charlottesville and Albemarle County was founded in 1946 to encourage public participation in all levels of government. The organization is non-partisan and has never endorsed or supported a candidate for public office. However, the group has taken political positions through the years.

In September 2012, the League of Women Voters of Charlottesville and Albemarle officially merged with the Fluvanna County League of Women Voters. The group is now known as the League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area. It encompasses the entire geographic area of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District: the City of Charlottesville, as well as Albemarle County, Fluvanna County, Greene County, Louisa County and Nelson County.[1]

Membership is open to individuals at a cost of $55 per year. Members receive a yearly "Membership Handbook" which lists Board of Directors, Calendar of Events, and history and principles of the League of Women Voters. Local activities include education and support of local, state, and national League positions on many social and governmental issues; candidate forums during local election cycle; and voter registration. Members and public are invited to monthly Sunday Seminars. Active Committees include: International Relations/Federal Government; Natural Resources; Firearms Safety Task Force; and Justice Reform.

Visit our website: lwv-cva.org and explore the many facets and activities of the League!

Mission statement

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


Mailing Address: PO Box 2786, Charlottesville VA 22902

(434) 227-3264

email: lwv@lwv-cva.org

website: lwv-cva.org

Board of Directors


  1. Web. League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area, Daily Progess, retrieved September 24, 2012.

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