Making Democracy Work
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.
2019 Spring Election
A Special Spring Election is being held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019
to vote on the following:
GWINN AREA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
SINKING FUND MILLAGE PROPOSAL
1.75 MILLS FOR 10 YEARS
For details visit the Election Information page
Marquette Cnty LWV Member At Large State Unit
League membership is open to women and men who are 16 years or older. Joining the League provides opportunities to learn and lead, offer voter services in your local community, work on issues important to you and your family, and become part of a larger network across the country. We plan activities and events that are both fun and personally fulfilling.
To learn more about joining the Delta County LWV Click Here
To learn more about joining the LWVMI Marquette County M-A-L State Unit
The League of Women Voters of Delta County
The Delta County League was organized in 1951 as the Escanaba League of Women Voters. The name change to Delta County came many years later to be inclusive of the members from the surrounding areas. Throughout the years, the LWVDC member activities have changed in relation to the size of the membership. However, the LWVDC has always kept it's focus on Voter Services. We are respected in our community for non-partisan candidate forums and voter education. Our printed Voter Guides in election years are sought out, and we actively promote the use of Vote411 as an online tool. We do act in coalition with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Delta County Chamber of Commerce to sponsor our candidate forums.
We present public programs on timely topics. In the past, we have partnered with the Escanaba Public Library to bring programs to our citizens.
At present, we are mentoring the newly formed Marquette Unit, as they strive to become a full-fledged League. In the process of doing that, we hope to re-energize our local membership to reinstate activities, such as the Observer Corp.
Our only fund raiser is an Annual Used Book Sale held in early August. Membership meetings are normally held the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
League of Women Voters of Marquette County!
The League of Women Voters of Delta County, Marquette County Unit reorganized in April of 2017. However, the League has had a rich and long history in Marquette County. In 1968 a provisional Marquette County League formally organized with 46 charter members. For almost 40 years they thrived and grew with a reported high of 120 members. They provided many voter and education services to the community until they saw membership numbers dwindle and the same small group of women found themselves responsible for the leadership roles. In 2006 with great regret the group disbanded.
In 2017 the time felt right for the League to begin its work again in Marquette County. Citizens were craving reliable accurate, fair and impartial information and that is what the League can provide. The League of Women Voters is an historic, respected organization.
The new unit has been operating under the governance of the Delta County League and state League mentors and is in the process of applying for Membership-At-Large status which is the next step towards becoming an independent local League. The Marquette County Unit is approaching its 2 year anniversary in April 2019. There is a strong core group of members who are dedicated to providing voter education and services. Check out the link below to see what the Marquette County Unit has been up to. If any of the projects look interesting to you join the Marquette County Unit soon.