About the League

Mission.    Empowering Voters.  Defending Democracy.

Vision.      We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate. 

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

Founded in 1932, the Greater Princeton Area League currently has members from Princeton, Cranbury, East Windsor, Hightstown, Montgomery, Plainsboro, Robbinsville, Rocky Hill, South Brunswick, and West Windsor. 

We copiled VOTE411 guides for local communities, organize candidate forums, promote voter registration, get out the vote, host community/education forums, energize young voters, and act on issues pertaining to Central New Jerseyans.

Functions of the League

PROTECT New Jersey Voters by analyzing problems on election days and recommending solutions to state and county officials, such as improving poll worker training.

ADVOCATE for the passage of legislation that extends and protects voting rights, offers equal educational opportunities, and increases government transparency.

COORDINATE debates across the state at all levels of government and provide trained moderators to ensure nonpartisan discourse and promote fairness.

PROVIDE a year-round toll-free voter assistance hotline, 1-800-792-VOTE, to answer voting-related questions from the public, with

ANALYZE AND INTERPRET ballot questions for voters in clear nonpartisan terms to help them make informed decisions on Election Day.

INTERVIEW candidates about crucial policy questions, and widely distribute this vital information to voters.

PUBLISH AND DISTRIBUTE the New Jersey Citizens Guide to Government, a reference book that makes it easy for New Jerseyans to learn about their government and contact their elected officials.

Founded in 1920, the League of Women Voters is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government.

Our name derives from the proud legacy of the women's suffrage movement. Today, more than 90 years after our founding, our members include all genders dedicated to safeguarding democracy.

Conferring over ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution at National Woman's Party headquarters, L-R, Mrs. Lawrence Lewis, Mrs. Abby Scott Baker, Anita Pollitzer, Alice Paul, Florence Boeckel, Mabel Vernon (standing, right)


The bylaws of the League state: "The League may take action on governmental measures and policies in the public interest. It shall not support or oppose any political party or any candidate."