Welcome

The League of Women Voters: White Bear Lake Area provides nonpartisan voter and election information to White Bear Lake, MN; the St. Croix Valley (Stillwater); and surrounding areas.

Our Mission

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.

The LWV: White Bear Lake Area Chapter

The League of Women Voters has been in existence in the northeast suburban Twin Cities area since the 1930s when a small group of women realized that they had a responsibility to vote with more background knowledge. This first local organization in White Bear Lake grew to encompass the areas of  White Bear Lake, White Bear Township and Birchwood. By the 1960s, half the membership came from North Oaks and the name was changed to White Bear/North Oaks LWV.  Mahtomedi had its own chapter but combined with the White Bear Lake group in 2001. Members from Arden Hills and Shoreview joined in 2009. In 2014 members from the St. Croix Valley area joined. The name recognizes those historical roots even though the organization now serves many communities, 3 school districts and 3 counties. We now represent 32 communities across the north suburban Twin Cities.

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